Time for another summer edition of 5Things on Friday – with Hurricane season well underway , September is expected by experts to be a busy month for extreme weather events. As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas Gulf coast we share some of the resources available to responders and the GIS/mapping community to help support monitoring the event and the response. We hope our colleagues and friends stay safe! Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis
Esri Story Map
This map describes the current & recent location of tropical storms, as well as forecast positions and probable track of tropical storms. This map is provided by the Esri Disaster Response Program. The active data describes the path and forecast path of tropical activity including points, tracks, watch/warnings, and the cone of uncertainty.
Continuously updated US flooding information from the National Weather Service shows observed flooding locations, current & forecast precipitation, and flood warning areas. The stream gauges and weather watches layers allow you to identify features to get specific information such as flooding height, weather related issue, and severity. This map also features geo-tagged social media and webcams.
NOAA maintains a vast resource of imagery, data and more. Access visible and infrared imagery products, colorized infrared data, water vapor and True color image products. NOAA has put together a resource that devoted to Hurricane Harvey .
In times of National disaster the need for data is huge, agencies, contractors and responders need immediate access to open data, real time sensor feeds and more in order to create maps, webmaps, and apps to inform the public. Esri’s disaster response program maintains Open Data to support the response
Built with Esri WebAppBuiler for ArcGIS, this public safety resource shares data from Hurricane Harvey including: path, speed, impact data, storm surge watch info, advisories and much more.
Imagery from NOAA
— NOAA Satellites PA (@NOAASatellitePA) August 25, 2017
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