Friday, November 11, 2011

Hillmap Gets A Major Update

I just went live with a major update I've been working on for a while which includes a new look and feel and some very cool new features. There is a bunch of new stuff but the major features are:

  • A new tab and window based ui designed to give me room for more tools and save screen space for what matters most (the maps).
  • Integration of data from SNOTEL sites across the western US.
  • Ability to load data from the daily National Snow Analyses done by the National Weather Service/National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center.

This last feature is what I am most excited about. It is not the highest resolution data and can bog down the browser but it provides a great look at a number of aspects of the snow pack allowing you to get an idea of the snowpack history for anywhere in the country. You can literally check where the powder has been falling in the cascades in a few glances for example.

Check it out on the new data tab and let me know what you think!





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