2 Solar Eclipse Maps in ArcGIS Online

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07-18-2017 09:07 AM
JosephKerski
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There are lots of August 2017 Solar Eclipse maps online, but I wanted to draw your attention to 2 of them in particular that I think would be valuable before, during, and after the eclipse for viewing and for those of you who are instructors, teaching purposes.

 

  1. At the Esri User Conference last week in San Diego, a giant 30 foot long eclipse map was on display.  A web version of this in ArcGIS Online from the author is available here:

 

https://tse2017.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d4cf0c22a2df4b6683acc4cd621aca7a

 

On the map, you can turn layers off and on, zoom and pan, get information about cities and the path, and more.

 

  1. Another map is in a blog from our colleagues at GeoLounge:

https://www.geolounge.com/map-lets-find-best-cloud-free-location-view-2017-solar-eclipse-united-stat...

 

Scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page.

 

This map has the added layer of historic cloud cover for 21 August.  

 

Some public libraries are distributing eclipse-safe glasses.  Be safe and enjoy!

 

Joseph Kerski

 

1 Comment
AdrianWelsh
MVP Notable Contributor

Joseph,

Those are great resources! I hadn't seen the GeoLounge one. I really like the cloud cover factors.

I attempted to take a video at the UC of that 30 foot map with the idea of pausing it to read the captions, etc. It didn't turn out as well as I had hoped (plus there were never not people in front of it). Take a look:

(I hope I loaded it correctly...)

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