Monday, January 26, 2015

ESRI Online Mapping Application for Snowfall Predictions

Blizzard Blast:  ESRI Offers Snowfall Forecast Map

ESRI, the leading GIS software producer, and its Disaster Response Program has created a web mapping application designed to show the accumulation of snowfall over the Northeast U.S. for the next few days.  The map uses snowfall predictions from the National Weather Service, and the totals include ranges over two feet in depth.

Users can pan and zoom the map and identify personal locations.  Using the “Places” option, the New York metropolitan area or the Northeast can be shown.  Snowfall totals are given in six-hour intervals through January 28.  Most of the coastal area can expect from two- to three-feet of snow.

ESRI GIS software is available in the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC), and a GIS Specialist is available for assistance.  Computers in the Educational Technology and Resources Collection in the lower level of Bracken Library and computers in the Architecture Library also include the latest ESRI GIS software.

For more information about using GIS for research and learning, please contact Angela Gibson, GIS Specialist, at 765-285-1097.

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