As a break from fire service related topics, I enjoy spending time learning about mapping and weather. When those two topics come together, my inherent geeky-ness rejoices. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in the process of developing a new way to display radar information. NOAA’s current map display lacks somewhat current functionality. While the data and display options are great for the more meterological minded among us, the overall site is lacking a “Google” factor. Google Maps has seemed to set the standard in online mapping, from loading speed to scroll zoom and everything in between.
The current experimental design will take NOAA’s current map display from this:
If you have any feedback on the new design, leave your comments with NOAA here.