Using Python, SQL, ASP.NET and ArcGIS to Process Custom Map Requests
Track: National Mapping
Authors: Jeffrey Nothwehr
Every week, the National Drought Mitigation Center produces a limited number of U.S. Drought Monitor maps. Many requests are made for map formats which are outside the suite of maps that is produced. A custom map request form was created on the U.S Drought Monitor website which allows users to request a customized map. The request is then stored in a database until it is processed using a combination of python and ArcGIS. The finished map is then emailed to an email address provided by the user.