RNLI launches an Open Data site!

14th June 2018

Open Data and the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World were hot topics at our Esri UK conference last month. We showcased the power of using The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Open Data and The Living Atlas to perform real-world analysis in our opening plenary.

 Left to right: Tim Welch, general manager at esri uk, thanking matthew wright, russell hocken and lee muttock (not pictured), from rnli, for their help with the conference Left to right: Tim Welch, General Manager at Esri UK, thanking Matthew Wright, Russell Hocken and Lee Muttock (not pictured), from RNLI, for their help with the conference

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) provides a 24-hour service in the UK and Ireland and have saved over 142,200 lives since 1824.

The RNLI uses ArcGIS to analyse risk which enables them to save more lives through innovation, data analysis, and new technology. The next step to share knowledge is to make their data public, which is why the RNLI have released Open Data.

If you missed the big reveal at our conference, this blog will tell you how to access these data sets through the Living Atlas and the RNLI’s Open Data site.

Living Atlas

The RNLI contributed 6 data sets into the Living Atlas – take a look and see how you can use these data sets!

Open Data Site

We also launched the official RNLI Open Data Site at our conference! Here you can find all of the data sets that are available in the Living Atlas and RNLI built apps that harness the power of GIS to visualise their data. Check it out to see the RNLI’s current initiatives for making you safe at the coast .

 rnli's open data home page RNLI’s open data home page