Saturday, 10 September 2011

Be your own weatherman

Dust storms are what you look out for in Kuwait. The banner map was a very simple way for me to create my own weather map:
  1. where are the dust clouds?
  2. what is the wind direction?
  3. when will Kuwait get one?
Being a pretty small country, a good dust storm can envelope it, like it did last March. I got caught out walking on the Corniche, when it came in so quickly that I took refuge in a nearby building for two hours until it blew over. The closest happened to be a Burger King on the waterfront... so no-one was in want of food, drink or facilities J

Open the banner map and see a simple presentation created straight in ArcGIS Explorer. How much simpler can it be? And this video is no science fiction but Kuwait City from a skyscraper rooftop...