5B.2 Blending GIS Tools to Generate Visualizations for Drought.Gov

Tuesday, 14 January 2020: 10:45 AM
209 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Rocky G. Bilotta, ISciences and NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and S. Ansari and A. M. Courtright

Drought.gov, a part of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), serves as a portal that aggregates and displays drought related information, products, and services in a user-friendly and mobile-friendly way. An issue Drought.gov faces stems from the difficulties of integrating multiple data products, qualities, and formats from multiple sources into Drought.gov. Due to the quantity and various complexities of these products, Drought.gov utilizes a combination of GIS tools and techniques to assist in the ingest, processing, analyzing, and visualization of these various these products. This combination allows Drought.gov to display and serve drought information accurately and efficiently. This talk will focus on some of the GIS techniques used by Drought.gov and visualizations displayed on Drought.gov and ArcGIS Online platform.
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