Municipal Risk Assessment Tool (MRAT)
Assisting Canadian municipalities and insurers to plan and invest in infrastructure to mitigate and reduce future flood-related impacts.
Project Partners: Insurance Bureau of Canada (Dillon Consulting Limited)
Tesera was retained to design, build, and implement the Municipal Risk Assessment Tool (MRAT) - a climate risk management technology to help reduce basement flooding and insurance claims, and prioritize improvements to municipal infrastructure.
Insured losses from natural disasters in 2013, including floods in Alberta and Toronto were at least $3 billion, the highest in Canadian history partially as a result of changing climate.
Working with our project partners and stakeholders and leveraging the latest spatial and machine learning analysis techniques, MRAT predicts sewer infrastructure risk and vulnerabilities now and in the future.
MRAT makes it possible for municipalities to assess and plan infrastructure improvements that will decrease basement flooding, reduce insurance claims - saving hundreds of millions for Canadian homeowners and insurers, governments and municipalities.
Access Management App
Enabling access route selection and the tracking and reporting of observations by Cenovus employees and its contractors.
Project Partners: Cenovus Energy
Cenovus needs to ensure the access routes to its facilities are safe, comply with regulatory requirements and have a minimal environmental footprint. Operational field staff and contractors were reporting their movements and observations using paper maps and forms.
The Access Management App can be used on any tablet device to easily and accurately track and report routes and observations from Cenovus employees and its contractors. The app enables office and field staff to easily share custom maps and data, and improve visibility to time sensitive information.
Cenovus is better managing its access footprint and demonstrating its commitment to being a responsible operator and environmental land steward. The app could eventually be used for regional well inspections, hazard reporting and rangeland health assessments.
Cadastral Data Updater
Providing an efficient, easy-to-use, interface for importing, cleaning, and managing cadastral data.
Project Partners: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Municipalities need an effective tool for updating provincial Alberta cadastral data (boundaries and ownership of land parcels) to reflect their current records and information. Existing methods can be tedious, time-consuming, and do not easily integrate GIS-based rules.
Tesera created a series of FME Workbenches for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo that makes the entire cadastral data updating process more efficient. The process eliminates the need for visual inspections, manual data creation and attribution, removes duplicate owners, merges multi-record owner names and addresses, and generates a record for every title parcel.
The Cadastral Data Updater provides Wood Buffalo with an efficient, easy-to-use, interface for managing its cadastral data records. The application could be used to enhance and manage cadastral data for other municipalities and organizations.
Community Water Quality App
Enabling the monitoring of local community watersheds and sharing of water quality data on a global basis.
Project Partners: CURA H2O and Saint Mary's University
The Community-University Research Alliance (CURA H2O) needed a web-based solution to enable citizen science and engage stakeholders in monitoring the health of local watersheds and share water quality data on a global basis.
The CURA H2O solution was designed for a diverse cross-section of user groups. Simplicity in the design and user interface was critical to the successful adoption of the app by communities and users globally.
The result is an intuitive web app that allows the CURA H2O team to manage and share standardized water quality data collected by stewardship partners across Atlantic Canada and internationally.
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Our business consulting and support solutions allow clients to improve their corporate and environmental outcomes, discover new insights or opportunities, and better understand their needs and processes. Tesera's collaborative and facilitated approach identifies key business drivers and perspectives, and enables the development of world class business and environmental systems, tools and software solutions.
Data is the raw material, the fundamental building block of understanding and intelligence that leads to informed decision making. Making data work is at the core of our services and solutions. We specialize in making data useful by providing the ability to define, collect, access, manage, enhance, discover and share data.
Our scalable and high velocity analytical services allow for the rapid discovery and understanding of meaningful business and environmental trends, risks and opportunities. Tesera integrates science, advanced data analytics, statistical and spatial modeling, visualizations and the power of the cloud to turn your data into valuable information and knowledge.
Our intuitive designs and user interfaces makes data more transparent, and analysis more efficient, visual and easier to understand. Creating great interfaces is both an art and science. Tesera balances clever design and technical functionality so that users can easily find, access, navigate and share the information and knowledge they require.
Tesera streamlines and connects data, processes and people across multiple devices, platforms, applications, systems and organizations. We enable people and their systems to easily and seamlessly communicate, collaborate and share data. Let Tesera help you bring together and simplify your existing information infrastructure, services, platforms and tools.
Tesera Systems Inc. is an employee-owned consulting services company with offices located throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
Since 1997, Tesera has been delivering innovative IT and geomatics solutions through the development of advanced GIS and analytics solutions, and web-mobile applications. We help organizations understand and manage the business opportunities and risks associated with our changing environment (climate, water, air, land, biodiversity and natural resources).
We are an agile company supported by an innovative team of information technology and GIS/geomatics software specialists, research and climate scientists, risk analysts and statisticians, engineers and environmental resource specialists.
Our diverse and multidisciplinary team encompasses wide-ranging backgrounds and domain expertise. We like to explore and incorporate unconventional thinking and solutions with collaborative partnerships, proven technologies and approaches.
At Tesera, we like to build cost-effective, easy-to-use software and data analytics solutions to improve business and environmental outcomes.