Develop a web tool, mobile device app or add-on for existing apps or websites that leverages NASA imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth in areas of interest to you. Some ideas to explore include:

  • Use NASA Earth observations data, social media, smart phones, and Short Message Service (SMS) text phones to collect Earth observations and connect public in local, regional, and national networks to communicate about our changing planet.
  • Examine current natural events curated by NASA’s EONET (Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker) by browsing global historical and near real-time imagery from space.
  • Upload images or other data points demonstrating visible observations and how they compare to satellite data. For example, generating early-warning alerts or validating precipitation rates reported from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.
  • Integrate NASA imagery with a mobile assistant to allow for dynamic image generation based on a basic request structure.

Our solution is to use openlayers v3 as mapping library for visualizing the historical and real time data that nasa usually provide it to us, historical map layers (Global Agricultural Lands, Anthropogenic Biomes, etc) and real time map layers (Cyclone Amos, West Africa Dust Storm, April 2016, etc) with two base map types (Open street map and Satellite map) and cross platform (web and mopile app) with responsive design

Resources Used

SEDAC - Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center ,, for historical data

EONET - the Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker ,, for real time data

OpenLayers v3 ,, open source javascript mapping library

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