December 15, 2014
My first practical application in HTML/CSS was to create a multi-page website that integrates the use of weather buoy GeoRSS feeds to map out weather data along the east and west coasts of the U.S. The weather data is culled from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory datacasting site. I imported the data from the 300+ buoys into Google Spreadsheets and parsed the information into seven different categories pertaining to wave, wind, and water information. I converted the Google Spreadsheet into a Google Fusion Table, which allows one to plot data points on top of the Google Maps API.