Geographers helped to identify high fire hazard areas
On 31st January 2019 the results of Big Data Hack were presented at the Department of Geography.
The main organizer of the hackathon was the University of Turku, Finland and the hackathon group in Tartu participated over the web from a local hub at the Department of Geography. Tartu team was made up of people from Estonian Rescue Board (Riivo Mölter, Arvi Uustalu ja Ron Ojava), City Government of Tartu (Evelin Uibokand) and UT's Department of Geography (Laura Altin, Daiga Paršova ja Anniki Puura). The hackathon group from Tartu participated with the topic “Preventing fire deaths and optimizing prevention work in Estonia“. The main purpose was to find additional factors to identify high fire hazard areas to optimize workforce and plan activities that involve routing and transportation. As a result of the event new ideas were formed how to promote collaboration between the Estonian Rescue Board, research institutes and public sector in the future.
Read more about the event here.