5 Things on Friday 43 – Eclipse Maps, Apps and GIS Data Edition

Time  for another summer edition of 5Things on Friday – with the 2017 Eclipse in several days we turn a focus of 5 Things on that topic.  This week we share 5 awesome map and GIS related resources to help you get more out of the Eclipse and the Eclipse viewing experience.  Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Real-time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon (RAPTOR)

This map includes information about what is going on currently within the area. Specific elements of information include weather watches and warnings, local storm reports, live weather radar, road closures/delays, and active incidents.Developed and maintained by Oregon OEM   – Updates can be found via Twitter @OMDOEM


How Data, Mapping Technologies Are Helping State, Local Oregon Agencies Prepare

Interesting recognition for GIS and IT and the role they play in preparing for the onslought of tourism expected for the 2+ minute long event.  On Monday, Aug. 14, Gov. Kate Brown issued Executive Order 17-14, letting agencies suspend rules if needed to mitigate effects of the eclipse, and declaring a state of emergency enabling personnel to seek help from “other jurisdictions” to “facilitate the life and safety missions” they may carry out during the eclipse.

Mapping Oregon Parks and Wildfire Alerts

While most state parks are already under a fire restriction due to hot dry conditions, all Oregon State Parks will be under an open flame/fire restriction effective Wednesday, Aug. 16. This temporary ban to all state parks is intended to avoid new problems for fire crews already responding to several large fires, and to prevent problems associated accidental fires in the run up to the eclipse Aug. 21.Charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches, candles and campfires — including those on the beach — are all prohibited. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves and propane fire pits, will be allowed. Notifications of additional fire restrictions may be found here.

Oregon Public Fire Restrictions

Share Your 2017 Eclipse Photos for the Map!

Here’s an ArcGIS powered crowdsource data collection app that encourages people to upload their Eclipse images and videos from Monday, Augh21 and they will be shared on a webmap. Once the data have been submitted, a webmap will be populated with the images for the public to enjoy. See the Webmap HERE. Note, The Clemson Center for GIS is now asking those watching the Eclipse to contribute to this crowdsourced Story Map.

share photos and videos of Eclipse 2017

NASA Eclipse Maps, Data and Lessons

NASA has put together a fabulous resource where eclipse fans, GIS mappers and other enthusiasts can access beautiful maps, downloadable GIS data products (SHP format), posters, high-resolution maps and much more. Some amazing things to be found here… enjoy!

NASA eclipse maps and data

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