Need for better visualization tools that can keep up with technological advancements and aggregate the growing mounds of data into useful information.
What it does
Shows heat maps of risky and hazardous areas from historic events and geographically relating that to client for both comparison and updating purposes. Our tool also offers the ability to view live stream drone footage for both assessment before and after disasters! On top of all that you can view the area in VR using google street view.
How we built it
We brainstormed ideas and looked to our past hackathon. Once we were decided we split up tasks taking advantage of google maps and the data given. After bug fixing and testing we were satisfied. From there we polished what we could and added features where time allowed.
Challenges we ran into
Data aggregation was our biggest problem. There are terabytes of data related to natural disasters, crop loss, and insurance pay outs, so we had to find an do some decision making to find an efficient way to cut down file sizes to a usable degree.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to successfully aggregate data and plot it on maps in a useful and legible way. We were impressed with our ability to successfully embed a live stream, build the drone, and add on VR support.
What we learned
Better and stronger understanding of the API's, programming languages, and hardware systems we used. We also learned a lot about the insurance industry, the sheer magnitude of the data associated with it, and the impact technology can have.