Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Videos on Maps

Earlier this year the Leaflet mapping library followed Mapbox GL's example by releasing a L.VideoOverlay class which allows you to add videos as an overlay to your Leaflet maps. This means that you can add playable videos on top of both Mapbox GL and Leaflet maps. This feature is particularly useful if you want to add animated timelapse satellite images to a map.

If you are interested in how you can make a video from satellite images and then overlay that video on top of a Leaflet map then you might be interested in Spatially Enabled Video Editing with FME. This tutorial walks you through the process of using FME and FFmpeg to create videos from a series of still images. The tutorial includes some demo Leaflet maps which have satellite video overlays.

If you are interested in overlaying video on top of interactive maps then you might also like this video map of Winter Storm Jonas. And, if you like Mapbox's snow storm map, then you might also like their other weather maps of Hurricane Patricia and Animated Atmosperic Water map.

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