March 2014 brings the third SpatialKey release of the year! We’ve added a new app, improved a few of our existing app offerings, and spent time refining the design of the core product. We can’t promise continued new release every month, but we’re on a roll so far in 2014.

New Accumulations app with Grid model

accumulations-iconThe much awaited Accumulations app is here! Visualize your top accumulations based on pre-defined or custom grid accumulation scenarios. For example, you can find where you have the most risk within any 500 x 500 meter square.

To see the app in action, check out the demo video below.

Select any exposure to analyze with the Grid model – whether it’s single country or worldwide exposure. Then select from a predefined grid scenario or customize your own.

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Customize the extent in which the analysis will run as an optional step, or just analyze your entire dataset.

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Once your analysis completes, enter the dashboard to visualize the top accumulations.

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Drill into a specific accumulation to understand exposure concentrations and add analytical pods to enhance your analysis.

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The Grid model is the first of many models we plan to roll out and we are excited to get your feedback. Terror rings and peril-specific event models will be added to the app over time. If you are interested in licensing the Grid model with the Accumulation app, please contact us.

Flood Underwriting updates

Our Flood Underwriting app ships with newly designed PDF reports that are cleaner and clearer than the previous versions. In response to user feedback we’ve also improved usability by adding a quick link to jump you to a specific risk in Map Analyst, and we’ve added latitude/longitude lookups to complement address searches.

New Flood Underwriting PDFs

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Quick Map Analyst link

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Latitude/longitude lookups
Sometimes geocoding results aren’t 100% reliable. To help get around this, SpatialKey now provides the ability to enter latitude and longitude coordinates so you have added confidence in the flood risk lookup result.

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If you don’t already license Flood Underwriting and would like to learn more, contact us.

Enhancements to the Hail app

The Hail app was first released last September as the 2013 hail season was dying down. Now as we enter the 2014 season we’ve released an update to the Hail app. We’ve improved the launch process as well as filtering within the app. We’ve added the ability to name your analysis, which will be helpful when you come back to the app to select from previously run analyses.

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And within the Hail app we’ve added quick controls so you can toggle filtering on and off and easily filter by hail size.

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Dashboard sharing

Collaboratively sharing your saved SpatialKey dashboards with your colleagues is one of the most powerful features we offer. We’ve improved the sharing process by providing better visibility into exactly who within your organization can view saved dashboards. Dashboard sharing is driven by dataset permissions, so the new sharing screen makes it easier to see exactly who has the proper data access that’s required.

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The key thing to remember about sharing a dashboard is that in order for a user to view a dashboard, they must have permissions to view the underlying datasets.

Header look and feel updates

As part of our constant design refinement we’ve refreshed the header and menu items. These changes are rather small, but show our commitment in making the SpatialKey interface as easy to use and visually enjoyable as possible. One item to highlight on the home screen is that the logout option was moved into the username drop down.

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In the dashboards, you’ll notice a dedicated sharing option in the header as well as a new camera button. Those options will help you to share the dashboard within SpatialKey and capture screen shots to share with others.

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We hope you enjoy these updates and new apps.  As always, if you are interested in learning more or have any questions, contact us.