5 Things on Friday 44 – GIS Tips, Maps, WebMaps and OpenData for #HurricaneHarvey

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

Esri Hurricane Public Information 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.

Hurricane and Cyclone Public Information Map

US Flooding Public Information Map

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 Imagery and Data

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 .

Disaster Response Open Data

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

Hurricane Harvey Situational Awareness App

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.

harvey situational awareness

NOAA GOES 16 Imagery

Imagery from NOAA


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