Friday, July 11, 2014
Mapping the North Baltic Sea Conditions
Aaltopoiju.fi is a Google Map of real-time observation data from four wave buoys which are located in the northern Baltic Sea. The map also displays wind and sea level observation data from other sources and wave, wind and sea level forecasts.
The attention to detail on this map is very impressive. With the use of custom map markers, styled information windows and the styling of the base map tiles Aaltopoiju.fi has created a map that is not only useful for sailors but is visually striking as well.
The map uses the Marker with Label library to create the arrow wind direction markers. It also uses Martin Pearman's Context Menu library to add a menu when the user right-clicks on the map. The custom designed information windows are created with the help of the Infobox library for Google Maps.