Hurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that interest in previous tropical storms will heighten and for good reason. Many of us flock to the site to check out historical paths […]
Some of the first damage assessment maps from the Philippines have been released. According to e-GEOS, The Emergency Crisis Room was activated at 6:00 UTC on November 8, since when some 30 maps have been produced by the combined efforts of the e-GEOS Emergency Management Team, with others from GAF in Germany and ITHACA in […]
It’s been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas.
The Google Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy has evolved nicely over the week with a number of additional data layers being included in the map. Some of the data layers available for users include: Shelter locations power outage regions/status pharmacies, hotels, restaurants and gas stations that are running road work / traffic advisories shelters FEMA […]
The latest Esri story map is a handy resource that reveals the latest pre and post Sandy imagery from NOAA. Using a slider action the user simply drags the red line to delineate where the pre and post imagery will be determined… amazing to see the destruction from this terrible tragedy. The map shows NOAA […]
CrisisCommons has shared details of a number of CrisisCamp events that have spawned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Do you want to help with Sandy response? Come design, code, and learn with other people this weekend at a CrisisCamp! Here’s how you can get involved if you are a: Volunteer that can attend in […]
Thanks to my fb friend Kasey from NY for sharing details of this awesome video created by Casey Neistat. Enjoy this amazing short film created by riding around New York on bicycles for 4 hours during the storm (Sandy) – an interesting journey into the city.
Esri has shared a number of useful maps and data resources of interest to those needing information in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Several maps have been archived in the gallery and one particularly useful resource is a map directing users to additional maps and outage maps from electric companies in the stricken areas. See […]
When there’s massive weather events like Hurricane Sandy there’s always a rush to access online maps and web mapping services. People need access to elevation maps, wind scenarios, tidal information and data etc… Indeed there’s many to select from, particularly at the local level. The following are just a few of the resources that you […]
In a reminder that hurricane season is still with us, Esri has a fine story map to inform users of severe weather updates, projected storm paths, and social media posts of interest. The latest map helps the user track hurricane Sandy – check it out HERE