EWX Snippets: Display an Auto-updated Map of Our Data on Your Website

Introduction:

Snippets are easy-to-embed interactive maps of Geospatial Data. Snippets access the Climate Hazards Center Geospatial Data Store-most commonly used in the Early Warning eXplorer. The CHC maintains extensive data stores that can be easily accessed and regularly updated.


The Climate Hazards Center, as a part of FEWS NET, has vast information stored in the GeoEngine and Early Warning eXplorer. And yet, the most important decisions are local. The Snippets were developed to allow national, meteorological, hydrological, and agricultural agencies to easily set up localized web-mapping services. We hope that Snippets can help inform proactive decisions that enhance resilience.


Snippets are a free, publicly accessible way to display maps from our Early Warning Explorer (EWX) online application on your own webpage.

Examples

Below is an example of a Snippet map highlighting Zimbabwe with the latest CHIRPS-GEFs data set.


CHIRPS-compatible GEFS precipitation forecasts for anticipating flood and drought hazards (CHIRPS-GEFS):

CHIRPS-GEFS is a bias-corrected and downscaled version of NCEP Global Ensemble Forecast System ( GEFS) version 12 precipitation forecasts made to be spatially compatible with Climate Hazards Center InfraRed Precipitation with Stations (CHIRPS) data. The CHIRPS-GEFS data set provides next 5-day to 15-day precipitation forecasts, updated daily, at a spatial resolution of ~5 km across the globe.





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Other examples of Snippets can be found here:
CHIRPS-GEFS 15day Eastern Africa

CHIRPS-GEFS 15day Eastern Africa anomaly

CHIRPS-GEFS 15day Eastern Africa anomaly