New Online Tools: Esri Maps NOAA’s National Water Model
Smart mapping leader Esri today released a robust collection of web maps that display NOAA forecast streamflow data for the continental United States.
Esri’s multiscale web map applications allow users to view forecast water flows in real time at high resolution. The maps weave NOAA’s recently released National Water Model data and Esri’s ArcGIS functionality to provide interactive views of current and future water system behaviors.
Esri maps the flow of water along 2.7 million stream segments in the US river network. These data-rich maps improve NOAA’s ability to meet the needs of emergency responders, reservoir operators, ecosystem professionals, and floodplain managers by providing detailed information that can anticipate flood and drought conditions. National Weather Service data populates the interactive maps with hourly updates and forecasts for up to 10 days.
Esri’s new maps enable users to access a large amount of complex data quickly and easily. Although 10-day, midrange forecasts contain more than 200 million records and short-term forecasts require hourly data refresh, Esri maps automatically integrate and synthesize NOAA data so that users have the real-time information they need at the click of a button.
- NOAA Launches America’s First National Water Forecast Mode (via NOAA)
- NOAA Office of Water Programs
- NOAA Water Information Interface
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.