MapInfo Introduces Weather and Natural Hazards Data Sets for Insurance Solution.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
TROY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2003
Carriers Can Analyze Risk of Weather Perils and Natural Disasters
With RiskDataInfo for MapInfo
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MapInfo Corporation (Nasdaq: MAPS) today announced the availability of RiskDataInfo(TM), a comprehensive data set of weather and natural hazards for its Insurance Decision Solution Suite (IDSS IDSS - Intelligent Decision Support Systems ), the company's industry-leading insurance visualization Using the computer to convert data into picture form. The most basic visualization is that of turning transaction data and summary information into charts and graphs. Visualization is used in computer-aided design (CAD) to render screen images into 3D models that can be viewed from all solution. Now, insurance companies and reinsurers can visually analyze and consider the potential impact of weather and other natural hazards in relation to a specific location. RiskDataInfo allows insurance carriers and reinsurers to consider comprehensive historical data on hail storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados and wind storms, to make more informed decisions on risk exposure, allowing reduced costs and enhanced profitability. MapInfo will be demonstrating RiskDataInfo at the ACORD ACORD Association for Cooperative Operations, Research and Development
ACORD Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development
ACORD Association de Coopération et de Recherche pour le Développement (French) and Insurance & Technology Insurance Standards Leadership Forum (ISLF ISLF Independent School League Football ) which is being held today in Chicago.
Traditionally, if an insurance company wanted information on natural forces or weather patterns that could potentially affect a customer, it would need to work with a third-party vendor to create a complete catastrophe modeling
Now, with MapInfo's IDSS and RiskDataInfo, insurance carriers can create their own "what-if scenarios" to forecast and analyze potential risk from the impact of an earthquake or weather-related event such as a hurricane or tornado tornado, dark, funnel-shaped cloud containing violently rotating air that develops below a heavy cumulonimbus cloud mass and extends toward the earth. The funnel twists about, rises and falls, and where it reaches the earth causes great destruction. . While no one can predict where or when a natural disaster may occur, IDSS coupled with this historical weather and disaster-related data, enables insurance carriers to make informed, cost-effective cost-effective,
n the minimal expenditure of dollars, time, and other elements necessary to achieve the health care result deemed necessary and appropriate. decisions based on knowledge of past incidents.
"As a leader in providing worldwide risk management services, we know the importance that location plays in making every day business decisions. In fact, we have relied on MapInfo technology for years to obtain a clear view of a customer's exposure to risk," said Bob Siner, director, Aon Risk Services Natural Hazards Group. "The data contained within RiskDataInfo is the ideal complement to MapInfo's technology, enabling us to easily demonstrate the potential impact of weather and other natural hazards in relation to a specific location."
"MapInfo has long realized the importance of visualization and geography to the insurance industry. MapInfo brings the potential destructive forces of nature to life on an insurance carrier's desktop, enabling them to clearly view a customer's exposure to severe weather and determine the damages and injuries that might result," said Kimberly Morton Morton, village (1990 pop. 13,799), Tazewell co., central Ill., in a grain-farming and livestock area; inc. 1877. Food is canned, and tractor parts, washing machines, and pottery are manufactured. , director of location intelligence risk management at MapInfo. "With information regarding a specific site's susceptibility susceptibility
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RiskDataInfo is available now. For more product information and specifications, please visit http://www.mapinfo.com/riskdatainfo.
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