HURRICANE MICHAEL’S PATH OF DESTRUCTION
This map of Hurricane Michael incorporates data from NOAA and USGS to show the radii of the storm as it approached, as well as its extent and at-risk coastline. This government data is updated in real time on their website, with predicted pathways and possible extent helping people better prepare for the pending storm. Hurricane Michael was one of the largest and most rapidly-forming storms to ever hit the United States, and therefore required efficient preemptive mitigation as well as extensive emergency relief. Almost three-quarters of the beaches in the Florida Panhandle were eroded due to the storm surge, resulting in a need for new, accurate coastline data. Emergency responders could use a map like this to inform people about the impacted areas as well as to collaborate and add data in real time as emergency relief teams assessed the damage.
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Map Mavin allows users to make effective maps quickly online and without the need for a desktop program. These maps can be shared live with other users across the globe, bringing a new degree of collaboration to online mapping and opening a whole new realm of potential opportunities to work with spatial data in real time.
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