For a while I have been looking for a carbon calculator; draw a polygon on a map and calculate the carbon emissions from the selected area. I finally found one at the World Conservation Monitoring Centre Carbon, biodiversity & ecosystem services Web site
Figure 1 – World Conservation Monitoring Centre Carbon Calculator
Flex ArcGIS World Conservation Monitoring Centre Carbon Calculator
As I did with the United Nations Forest Resources Assessment map, I thought it would be interesting to regenerate the application using our custom Flex ArcGIS viewer. Using Firebug I found the endpoints for the data and recreated the interactive map.
Figure 2 – Flex version of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre Carbon Calculator
Included are two overlays. The carbon calculator I integrated into the draw tool, and in this first instance to the ‘add rectangle tool’.
Figure 3 – Flex version of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre Carbon Calculator – Draw tool
Draw a rectangle on the map. Now right click with the cursor over the drawn polygon. You will see ‘Open Carbon Calculator’.
Figure 4 – Flex version of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre Carbon Calculator – Carbon Calculator
This is currently still under development. So at the moment no results are returned. There is a Flex security issue I need to resolve before I can make the correct call for the carbon calculation. I’ll update the blog when I have this piece fixed.
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