Following Wednesday’s support of the White House’s Arctic mapping announcement, Esri has published two story maps to provide insights into new data for the Arctic.
The Alaska Revealed: High Resolution Elevation Data story map walks you through preliminary high resolution elevation models for the region. You can explore interactive views of Table Top Mountain, Itigaknit Mountain, and more. This story map also lets you compare current data from the National Elevation Dataset with new data collected for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to better understand the importance of updated digital elevation data for the region.
Explore changes to the Columbia glacier from 2009 to 2013 with the How has the Columbia Glacier Changed? app. This interactive map lets you calculate the volume of water that has melted from the glacier by drawing points, lines, or polygons on the map. You can also get detailed directions on using the app, including a video tutorial.
White House Blog Post: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/09/02/using-new-elevation-data-explore-arctic