Saturday, 17 September 2011

Be the weatherman for others

Last week I posted dust and wind data germane to Kuwait in my banner map. This week take the same layers and mash them up with another service: Here I took a service from ESRI(France) to post volunteer ride-sharers (covoiturage) to their SIG 2011, and added weather and urban data, just to show how easy it is to augment existing offerings.

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This may for example help determine travel times to the site. More detailed information such as traffic density or congestion may help. And this of course would have to be wrapped up in the original web map to effectively work interactively on the French site.
The point here simply is to show how easy it is not only to create a web maps, but also to enhance it later on as more features are published on-line.