2011-12-27 10:06 Open Data (Peto-Media) and Open Source (VSRoom) equals basic level situation awareness
Thanks to the few critical-infra related open data sources, establishing a basic Finnish situation awareness is not such a difficult task. Below is what was needed to get the information presented below (there is actually more data, the screenshots below are just examples).
Some prior work, such as by Peto-Media to get basic info to the web
A generic information collection and visualization platform, namely Virtual Situation Room
A non-profit Finnish group called JKRY (organized net users, free translation), who took the platform and set it up to monitor rescue services and finnish national railway-related announcements.
- 30 minutes for me to write this blog post.
Rescue service events
The amount of rescue service events started rising 2011-12-26 00:00, reaching its peak at 08:00. Towards the night the amount of events had fallen down, only to rise back up in the following morning 2011-12-27 08:00:
As of 2011-12-27 10:00, the events were mostly at southern Finland. Northern Finland got some random hits across the time:
As of 2011-12-27 12:00 there were a number of events in Kokkola/Oulu/Kajaani region:
Types of events and severity/size
Most events were classified as small rescue service (vahingontorjunta):
One medium sized rescue service event at Inkoo:
-- jani 2011-12-27 10:14:19