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Monday, March 7, 2011

How to make a Google map with weather info without trying

So the weather has been terrible, as always and now everthing is flooded and or full of potholes. But where?

The National Weather Service provides tons of information in a format that can be imported into a Google Map.

All you have to do is this:

* Visit the National Weather Service page that has the maps and download the set you want.


Go to http://maps.google.com, click on 'My Maps' and then 'Import' and upload the file you just downloaded.


DONE! Then you just have to embed the map with your story or blog post. Chris March of the New Haven Register shows you how.


View Flooding warnings, March 7, 2011 in a larger map

You can also combine two sets of information:


View Flooding warnings in a larger map


Granted. They're not as cool as the Register Citizen's crowdsourced flooding map, but, hey, I just did this with two clicks:

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