SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – By making practical use of big data on weather, road slopes and floating population, the Korean government plans to offer accident forecast services to drivers to reduce traffic accidents.
Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC) announced on October 5 that it would lead a consortium to develop “Pilot Project of Disaster Management by Using Big Data” sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
Participating companies including KCSC, the National Information Society Agency, KT and SK Telecom will develop big data models calculating the disaster possibilities such as landslide and rockslide in steep sloped-lands integrating gradient of the national roads, geological and geographical maps and floating population information.
Once the project is completed, the consortium will offer real-time information on the roads with a high possibility of rockslide and landslide in case of bad weather of heavy rains and snows to drivers’ smartphones and navigators.
KCSC expected that the project can reduce casualties caused by the weather-related disaster by offering preemptive information service to people nearby the place with high disaster possibilities. Besides, road management agencies are expected to offer systematic road management with the information and raise the disaster response capabilities.
Kim Young-pyo, CEO of KCSC, said, “This project linking big data with the disaster management sector is expected to raise the disaster response capabilities of Korea and promote other related industries using the data. We will keep undertaking new businesses in the spatial information industry to protect the lives and properties of people.
By John Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)