Thursday, April 25, 2013

Climate Change on Google Maps

Climate Commons is a Google Maps based application for providing news and information on climate change in the USA.

Climate change stories are presented on the map by location. As you zoom in on a location on the map the sidebar automatically updates to display the stories immediately visible in the map view. Users can read a brief overview of the mapped climate change stories by clicking on the map markers and read the full report by selecting the 'Full Story' link in the map sidebar.

Users can also search for stories on a specific climate-related issue by using the filters in the sidebar or by searching for a specific term.

Climate change data can also be viewed on the map by selecting the category tabs in the upper left-hand corner of the map. Users can explore the climate data by annual averages, monthly anomalies or extreme events.

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