Netage is visiting NFPA in Boston

nfpa_logo-300Friday, January 15th, Bart van Leeuwen will give a presentation on be halve of netage at the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) in Boston.
The NFPA who sets the standards for fire departments in the USA, is organizing a ‘First Big Data Analytics Meet Up Workshop & Breakfast‘ and has asked netage to share their experiences with smart data. The presentation of Bart is called “Smart Data for Smart Fire Fighting” and will cover his experiences with smart data and the Firebrary.
Also exploratory discussions are taking place about a possible future cooperation in this area.

Promotion video Firebrary

Printnetage has been commissioned by the IFV to realize a electronic dictionary, the Firebrary. During the Dutch Firefigthters Congres the result were shown in a stand and the promotion video was launched and can be found on the website. The fire department electronic dictionary is an integral part of the VeRA, the safety region reference architecture. netage has built the electronic dictionary with open standards which are also recommended by the Dutch Forum standardisation.

netage.nl wins ODINE funding for RESC.Info Insight

ODINE_Logo_RGB_160netage.nl has won funding with RESC.Info Insight: A web based service for fire departments to assess residential fire risks in neighbourhoods based on Open Data, to help distribute resources and fire safety education.

From tackling fire risk, to publishing company information, eleven winners secure €1 million from new European incubator.

Eleven businesses from across Europe will receive up to €100k of EU grant funding after being selected in the second round of the new programme: Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE). The programme supports European startups and SMEs to build sustainable businesses using open data.

In addition to their grant funding, over the next six months the eleven winners will receive:

  • expert advice from business mentors
  • peer-networking and support
  • technology and datasets
  • coverage in The Guardian datablog
  • brokering introductions to business angels and venture capitalists
  • training in open data and business management

Nicky van Oorschot has been employed by netage.nl

netage-logo-100x60Since the first of October Nicky van Oorschot has been employed by netage.nl as Data Specialist. Nicky is just graduated from the master course “Information Sciences” at the VU University Amsterdam. During his master thesis Nicky studied whether it is possible to calculate dwelling fire risks solely based on Open Datasets. During this master thesis there was intensive cooperation with Bart van Leeuwen as well as researchers from the Web & Media research group from the VU University Amsterdam.

The outcomes from the master thesis research were promising why is decided to continue the project with netage.nl. Because of the innovative character and the international potential the research has been selected to participate in the ODINE program.

Nicky will focus himself on the further development of the Proof Of Concept developed during his master thesis.

W3C TPAC 2015, Japan

TPAC_Logo_WebEind oktober vond in Sapporo, Japan TPAC 2015 plaats. TPAC brengt W3C Technical Groups, het Advisory Board, de TAG en de Advisory Committee samen om nieuwe ontwikkelingen en ideeën te bespreken en planningen te maken voor de komende maanden. Netage.nl was als W3C lid aanwezig om een bijdrage te leveren.

Namens Netage.nl is Bart van Leeuwen lid van de ‘Spatial Data on the Web‘ groep en heeft met leden van deze groep twee intensieve meeting dagen gehad. Daarbij is er tijdens deze dagen ook een use case in gebracht die voor emergency response belangrijk is.

Na de Working Group meeting  was er nog een Plenary Day met ‘Break Out’ sessies, ook hier heeft Bart van Leeuwen aan deelgenomen.

DOMINO event at IFV

FE4-tfDAThe Dutch First Responder platform IFV organizes in a joint research and development event about crisis information management during incidents with cascading effects. The event  –  that is named ‘DOMINO’ – will take place May 20, 21st and 22nd   2015.

During this event Bart van Leeuwen will give a short presentation about the developments of the Firebrary.

Strata + Hadoop World

strata-hadoop-world-logo150De knapste koppen in de data wereld verzamelen zich in Barcelona van 19 tot 21 november voor Strata + Hadoop World om te leren, te verbinden en zich te buigen over complexe vraagstukken en spannende mogelijkheden in de business van big data, data science, en pervasive computing. Strata + Hadoop World is waar de meest invloedrijke zakelijke beslissers, strategen, architecten, ontwikkelaars en analisten op het gebied van Big Data zich verzamelen om de toekomst van hun bedrijven en technologieën vorm te geven.

Bart van Leeuwen zal namens Netage op deze prestigieuze conferentie de presentatie “Making the Work of Fire Fighters Safer with Information Awareness” geven.

Presentation and workshop at ISWC2014

ISWC2014From the 19th till the 23rd of October the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2014, took place in Riva del Garda, Italy. The first two days of the conference were filled with workshops. during the ‘Developers workshop’ Bart van Leeuwen presented his work. This presentation was based on the blog post “Using interface encapsulation to listen to linked data predicates”.

The remaining days of the conference papers on academic research were presented. The Wednesday contained a track which was more oriented on the business site. In this track Bart was given the challenge to give a Pecha Kucha style presentation ( 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide ) about the progress in the iNowIT project, the national innovation platform for ICT in safety regions. Netage plays a important role in this project developing the Firebrary and connecting it to nation wide GIS installation

IBM Business Partner Community Meeting

IBM partnerNetage.nl is al sinds de oprichting IBM Business Partner. Dinsdag 26 november heeft Bart van Leeuwen een testimonial gehouden op de laatste IBM Business Partner Community Meeting van dit jaar. Bart hoe heeft hier verteld over hoe netage.nl gebruik maakt van de IBM DB2 NoSQL Graph Store in combinatie met IBM WebSphere Application Server Community editions. En hoe dit inmiddels toegepast wordt bij diverse brandweer korpsen over de wereld. De focus lag met name op de Community Editions van de IBM producten die netage.nl in staat stellen om snel een Proof of Concept traject af te leveren bij onze klanten.

De testimonial werd enthousiast ontvangen door de andere Business Partners en medewerkers van de Business Partner organisatie van IBM.

Bloomington Township Fire Department enthusiastic about RECS.Info

trident-tab.gifOn October 31st Bart van Leeuwen visited Indiana University (IU) to do a lecture at the Infoder class from David Wild. First they did a quick field trip to Bloomington township station 5. Bart had a tour and talked to the captain, chief and firefighters to discover they have the exact same issues as Bart had at the Fire Department of Amsterdam-Amstelland, not a real surprise!

btfdCrossStarThe run-sheets , a piece of paper with all the details of an incident on it, contain the same set of data as available in GMS. This data is also available in a web based application, where all the information according to an incident was nicely categorized. It clearly showed the access to structured data in their CAD system (Computer Aided Dispatch). Due to the modular approach of RESC.Info and the availability of the needed data in a structured form our current implementation to control the screens would work within a day!

resc.info-logo-150Because RESC.info is running on mainstream software like the IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM DB2 NoSQL Graph Store it’s really easy to implement. The most important thing is to get the data in a structured form from the CAD. Once that is done, the rest is almost a formality.

Indiana University is always looking for ways to support the local community, in line with the classes being run there, getting an infrastructure up for the County Fire Department would make a excellent synergy. netage.nl is looking forward to a nice collaboration with Indiana University and Bloomington Township Fire Department to make the life of fire fighters safer and provide an even better service to the local community.