I started developing this application in December of 2013, in preparation for a major winter storm that was going to impact Iowa. I had previously tried to another application like this off of the ground, but didn’t really put much time and effort into it, as I didn’t have very much time to develop it out and market it. Now that I’m majoring in GIS in college, I have more time on my hands to build out a pretty cool application. It is my hope to expand this to the whole entire midwest (and eventually even the whole US – Still pondering this).
As of 12/2013, I have built it out to support Iowa and North Dakota. The included layers are: IDOT equipment (snowplow) tracking, IA & ND road conditions, NWS radar data, surface observations, and watch/warning polygons. It also includes tweets and photos using the keywords "winter, weather, snow, #nwsdmx, or #iawx" on the map.
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