October is finally here, and just in time we are having reports of snow in the Mid-Atlantic / Appalachian Mountains. Earlier today, I saw a tweet from Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel.
We don’t usually get snow this early, but it has been known to happen. With that in mind, the main question comes up, “Well what is above 3500 feet???” Enter GIS and some new functionality from ESRI’s ArcGIS Online. In recent months, they have added the capability to load GPX tracks, Shapefiles, KML files and reference existing WMS and ESRI REST Services. This past week, they added functionality to “Publish Maps” from ArcGIS Online. Below is a quick map that was created in just over 2 hours using ArcGIS for Home and ArcGIS Online. There are different links for mobile devices and desktop browsers, but the doors that this will open for sharing geographic information are absolutely incredible!
Click map below to launch the application
For the #SMEM and #GIS communities, keep an eye out. This type of product will revolutionize how geographic information is shared!