The Contemporary Geospatial Webapp: Embracing React, Webpack, ES6, Node.js
Our climate has changed and is continuing to do so. Communities are adapting our built environment to the new climate realities, but want guidance toward the future. Some of the climate change impacts community leaders want to know about include:
- What agricultural crops are viable in a particular area
- Peak summer/winter energy demand
- River floodplain levels and flood frequency
Massive geospatial climate data sets from the IPCC's Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) hold the key to these questions. These data sets, however, are traditionally only available to sophisticated researchers with banks of expensive supercomputers. The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), a regional climate services provider in British Columbia, Canada, has been making a concerted effort to use geospatial FOSS in order to make this information available to everyone.