adding custom time-lapse maps on CalTopo; adding custom air quality, air forecast, and smoke forecast maps to CalTopo

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17 Jul, 2021 06:09 PM

CalTopo Support, Fellow CalTopo Users:
Q. Any ideas about ways to get a "time-lapse map" such as the NWS area smoke forecast map such as onto a CalTopop map? (Perhaps a custom layer, or something else?)

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Q. Any ideas about a way to add "real-time" air quality or smoke maps such as these to CalTopo, perhaps as a custom layer?

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Thank you!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Julie on 19 Jul, 2021 02:48 PM

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    Hey Tom,

    CalTopo doesn't have the ability to do time lapse functions. We're looking at some way to bring in air quality data maybe, though I'm not sure that will extend to smoke maps since the models seem to be pretty new/experimental.


  2. Julie closed this discussion on 19 Jul, 2021 02:48 PM.

  3. Tom re-opened this discussion on 22 Jul, 2021 01:25 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Tom on 22 Jul, 2021 01:25 PM

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    In the CalTopo Users Group Facebook group, a fellow group member recently shred this map. It has 3 custom layers:
    AQ AirNowNationalAQI
    AQ AQICN Real-time Air Quality
    AQ AQS Monitor Sites

    I hope other people who use CalTopop find this helpful.,-98.39355&z=5&b=mbh&,1,1&

  5. 3 Posted by Tom on 22 Jul, 2021 01:28 PM

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    A slightly shorter URL with fewer layers selected,-98.39355&z=5&b=mbh&,1,1&

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