24 July 2007

MyMaps Helping to Map UK Floods


BBC Berkshire's interactive flood map

"The latest flood warning information, locations of emergency centres, photos, video and audio reports from our correspondents - all plotted on our interactive map of Berkshire."

BBC Berkshire's Interactive Flood Map

BBC Berkshire Flood Map Feature

MyMaps helping Map UK Floods and useful up to date information

BBC Berkshire flood Map using Google My Maps
This MyMap records the flooding in Berkshire

The Power of MyMaps is use to display visually and geographically
Thanks to Ed Parsons for finding a map that is more useful and up to date than the Official Government Websites.
Bowser Map using Google My Maps
This map shows the bowsers available in Gloucester and Cheltenham

The cause of the flooding seems to be pointing at the jetsteam shifting south more than normal El Niño and La Niña (the rising and lowering of pressure and temperature in the pacific ocean)
could be possible causes, though human impact seems to cause more fluctuations in this natural process

Jet Stream over the UK in  June 2006Jet Stream over the UK in  July 2007
Images: BBC and the Met Office

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At Friday, August 03, 2007 4:00:00 pm, Anonymous Tom Austen said...

The flooding here in Rotherham in June providided an excellent opportunity for me to put my recently acquired GoogleMap skills to use. You can see it at


RiDO, the regeneration arm of Rotherham Council have been working with the Geographical Association on "living geography"



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