Posted by: Peter Black | December 3, 2008

Boston Public

New England Sea Level Rise Scenarios

Map 1 (Interactive):
New England Sea Level Rise

Yesterday, I received an email from a Boston school teacher who had found the Climateatlas and wanted to use some of the maps to teach her students. While the map I’d previously released for New England sea level rise scenarios was ok, she wondered why the scenario overlay disappeared once you zoom in.

The answer is that these overlays are very data (and thus memory) intensive, so I had limited the amount of information to upload. However, the process isn’t so horrible that I can’t perform updates. In this case, I’ve created two more (soon to be three) more zoom levels of sea level rise data on the google map. This will hopefully allow teachers, students, and everyone else, to better visualize the threat to the lovely New England coastal plain that exists unless our society takes drastic action.

If you see any other improvements on any of our maps, please feel free to let us know!


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