Parametrics: using GIS in insurance

Posted on Jun 05, 2019

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Buying an insurance policy is a form of risk transfer, in that the insurer contractually takes on your risk in exchange for premium. They agree to pay you a sum, up to the limits of the cover you purchase, in the event that something triggers a loss under that policy.

A day in the life of a Developer

Posted on May 07, 2019

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The decision to become a programmer was made on a whim in maths class in around my 4th year of high school. “T*he games industry has a massive lack of mathematicians.*” said Mr. Mark as he stood in front of his fancy new Smartboard. And that’s when it happened, the seminal moment; “*Hey! I like maths, AND I like games*”. Up until this moment I hadn't given my future much thought and honestly the habit continued, despite my newfound clarity.

A quick fire round with our new CPO

Posted on Apr 10, 2019

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Vicky Mills joined MIS in mid March as the Chief Product Officer. Vicky has an extensive insurance background and is currently studying part time for her MBA. We asked Vicky a few quick fire questions to introduce you to our new CPO.

Business Interruption - Establishing the facts through imagery and geospatial analysis

Posted on Mar 25, 2019

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McKenzie Intelligence Services continue to consolidate their support to the insurance market during and in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, such as the US Atlantic Hurricane Seasons of 2017 and 2018. In addition to this traditional support, our imagery and geospatial analysis services are proving to be equally as valuable in the post-event environment.

What is Cartography? A dummy's guide

Posted on Mar 13, 2019

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Cartography is both a science and an art form, the International Cartographic Association defines cartography as “*the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps*” but that’s boring and a little technical. Some (I won’t mention them by name) like to refer to cartography as “*advance colouring in*”, but in reality maps are so much more.

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