Esri’s World Elevation – TopoBathy Layer is enhanced with more detailed bathymetry datasets just in time for the Ocean GIS Forum. Let’s dive in for details about each dataset in this release. GEBCO 2014 In this release, the global bathymetry source in … Continue reading
Check out Earth Observation Services updated in the Living Atlas Earth Observation image and map services have been updated in the Living Atlas of the World. This includes data from NASA’s Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) and NOAA’s National … Continue reading
Contributions to ArcGIS Content Delivers Real-Time Data and Increases Government Efficiency “The make it once, use it many times model guarantees that our users have access to the most current data and it increases the efficiency among all levels of … Continue reading
For the first time ever, you can visualize NOAA’s stream-flow forecasts throughout the continental U.S. in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Desktop or freely via the REST endpoint. By accessing the National Water Model map services, hosted on Esri’s livefeeds2.arcgis.com server, … Continue reading
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Esri Drought Tracker allows anyone to explore the current and historic levels of drought intensity affecting the USA from Jan 2000 to present. Drought is a prolonged period of less than normal water conditions. Drought can be recognized as a … Continue reading
From the ArcGIS Content Team ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich collection of earth observation maps and layers that describe our planet’s current conditions, from earthquakes … Continue reading
NOAA’s IncidentNews website provides information about oil and hazardous material spills where NOAA has been involved in the response. The website is maintained by NOAA’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) and includes a GeoRSS feed that you can connect to using ArcGIS Explorer Desktop to map and learn more about recent events. Let’s take a closer look at how to use the feed.
At the website you’ll find a list of recent events; click an event to learn more about it. At the time we’re writing this post the latest event is a disabled ship carrying 98,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,800 gallons of diesel fuel near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon. NOAA was contacted for a trajectory analysis for a potential release of oil later today.
Wanting to map the incidents, we discovered the Newsfeed section with both Atom and RSS feeds.
To connect to the feed right-click to copy the link (either link will do), and in Explorer Desktop click Add Content, then GIS Services…
Click New Server Connection
Then choose GeoRSS from the drop-down list:
Paste the feed URL into the connection input box. Since the feed is dynamic, we decided to have it automatically refresh. Below we chose to trigger a refresh of the feed every 10 minutes:
Once connected, you can edit the layer properties to change the name, symbol, and more. Here’s our map showing the disabled ship off the Oregon coast with information about the incident from the feed displayed in the popup window.
For more information see the Subscribe to GeoRSS feeds help topic.