Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thailand Flood Map

Earlier this evening I caught a tweet about this map showing flooding in Thailand. While I don't read Thai, it's obvious by "reading" the map the disastrous flooding going on. While not the most elegant map, it's yet another example of how maps communicate universally.

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The application is familiar; it's based on a template built by Esri Technical Marketing that's available on ArcGIS Online.

Using templates like these with readily available basemaps and open APIs and services, it's easier than ever to stand up a custom application like this one in response to disasters and other events.

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