You Might be a Rocket Scientist

You Might be a Rocket Scientist

…if you need this latest independently published Power Automate connector to visualize weather related events.

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EONET by NASA

The Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker (EONET), a prototype web service from NASA, aims to provide a curated source of continually updated, natural event metadata and a service that links those weather-related events with web service-enabled image sources.

These sources could be Web Map Service (WMS) which is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web service standard that creates dynamically produced maps from georeferenced data, or its complement, Web Map Tiles Service (WMTS), a standard that describes the way to publish cartographic data in the form of predefined tiles.

What sort of weather-related events you might ask?

  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Icebergs
  • Droughts
  • Landslides
  • Snow
  • Temperature Extremes

Here’s a sample of how the API could help you track Tropical Storm Victor.

Sample API

This app may also offer a way to geotrack manmade events such as oil spills or wildfires. While results derived from the prototype web service do not claim to be official, they promise the capability to better visualize natural events.

From the same maker that delivered the Secure Code Warrior connector which we covered in late August this year, this connector offers (6) actions:

  • Get a list of categories
  • Get event imagery
  • Get a list of categories filtered by event
  • Get event imagery in the GeoJSON format
  • Get a list of layers
  • Get a list of sources

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Two stars. Limited use for a prototype app.

Whether you are a rocket scientist or just need to fuel your next project, we’d love to help you find the connector that’s right for your automations.

Kimberly Kratz
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Kimberly is a Virtual Assistant but real person who works on the team at Reenhanced. She’s also a professional writer and editor. When she’s not painting a portrait or dreaming up her next steampunk quest, she works as a Reference Librarian in the city.
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