More beautiful maps in current affairs

From my blog: "As I'm off for two weeks you get next week's posting today! Following last week's blogpost on Esri's beautiful ocean base map, I painted over it (to use their simile) Goddard Earth Sciences' stunning near-real-time global sensor data for:

  • false colour imagery and dust cover for the last week
  • carbon monoxide and SO2 measure up- and down-current for the last three days

At the Icelandic volcanic eruption last year, posted these on giscloud.com and desktop ArcGIS Explorer. I noted then that ArcGIS Explorer Online didn't consume web mapping services (WMS) – it is still so, even though arcgis.com is supposed to consume OGC WMS that NASA used, stay tuned on Esri's response to my support call – so I layer-packaged it and posted it on arcgis.com."