What’s in Your Backyard
What’s in Your Backyard (WIYBY) is the map service with which the Environment Agency makes much of its spatial data available to the general public .
It helps fulfill the Environment Agency's obligations to proactively provide access to information under the Freedom of Information Act, the associated Environmental Information Regulations.
It replies to questions like "Am I at risk of flooding?" or "Are flood warnings issued in my area?" but also provides a great deal of information on how European legislation (Bathing Waters and Water Framework Directives) is implemented or how funds granted by Defra are used to protect people from flood (Flood and Costal Risk Management Schemes).
The data can be searched both spatially and through a data search method. Simple reports are generated to give an overview of the information available at a particular location or with specific search parameters.
Updates are applied to What’s in Your Backyard weekly, in order to maintain the data currency and to enhance the service.
Some of the datasets are also available in data.gov.uk through a data search and alternative access systems are available (download, data service).