Last month I completed work on the Canadian Lightning Danger Map (CLDM) application for Environment Canada and Vaisala, Inc. The application has several components including an interactive administrative portal. The maps that you see at the CLDM link above are generated based on lightning data provided by Vaisala.
Every 10 minutes a new set of maps is generated that show the last 20 minutes of data as red ‘risk areas.’ You can see a ‘how-to‘ video at the CLDM site.
Some of the technologies I used:
- Java programming language
- Appfuse application framework
- Hibernate ORM
I had particular fun working with Geoserver and it’s many features. I made use of dynamic SQL views and parameterized map decoration.
I hope to continue to develop the CLDM with Vaisala and Environment Canada in upcoming phases. It was a pleasure working with these two world class organizations.