There’s many Eclips maps, webmaps, web apps online and it seems many more will be created over the next several days. To date we’ve seen some great maps sharing where to view the Eclipse, how to understand the science behind the event, and much more – see Eclipse Viewability Map created by the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies as a fine example. The Clemson Center for GIS is now asking those watching the Eclipse to contribute to this crowdsourced Story Map.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States, starting in the Pacific Northwest at around 9am Pacific Daylight Time and ending along the Southeast Atlantic coast at around 4pm Eastern Daylight Time. The eclipse will be visible across most of the country, but the path of totality, where the moon will completely obscure the sun, will be only about 70 miles wide, stretching from the Oregon coast across the central part of the country and down through Charleston, South Carolina.
NASA has fabulous resource sharing Eclipse maps for each State that will experience complete eclipse viewing. Additionally, they have an interactive map and downloadable SHP files, KML files and more! NASA has created a fabulous video describing how they use various data products to create compelling visualizations to explain the eclipse.
Downloadable GIS (SHP) files:
- The shapes of the umbra and penumbra
- The umbra, path, and center line in shapefile format
- High res. path of totality maps
- See all downloadable files here
More Eclipse maps of interest:
- Awesome Maps & Webmaps – Best Maps to Plan for The Great 2017 Solar Eclipse over the USA
- More Maps & Resources to Better Understand The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and The path of Totality
- Creating an Awesome First Map with ArcGIS Online – The Eclipse Viewability Map
- Oregon traffic cams
- Oregon DOT tripcheck
- Tour the Great American Eclipse Map HERE