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OpenWeatherMap is included into top 50 in 2017 Class Startup Exhibitioners!

OpenWeatherMap is included into top 50 in 2017 Class Startup Exhibitioners!

OpenWeatherMap company entered the top 50 companies selected from 80 countries, 200 cities around the world.

On Feb 21-22 we are going to present our the VANE geospatial platform. On February 22nd we invite everybody to our stand, where we will demonstrate the opportunities of vane platform and vane products. Please come to find us at the exhibition in situ or stay tuned - we’ll keep updating our news from the event.

OpenWeatherMap is included into top 100 in 2017 Class Startup Exhibitioners

OpenWeatherMap is included into top 100 in 2017 Class Startup Exhibitioners

Startup Grind today announced the induction of 100 companies in 2017 Class Startup Exhibitioners: Inspiration, Education and connecting entrepreneurs.
OpenWeatherMap is included into top 100 companies selected from 80 countries, 200 cities around the world.
On Feb 21-22 in PALO ALTO, CA in a beautiful historic downtown of Redwood City we are going to present our the VANE geospatial platform. On February 22nd we invite everybody to our stand, where we will demonstrate the opportunities of Vane platform and Vane services

We have reached 600000 users!

We have reached 600000 users!

Today OpenWeatherMap team has its own small celebration.We have reached 600000 users!

An unusual winter storm forecast is for New York City

An unusual winter storm forecast is for New York City

An unusual winter storm forecast is for New York City where strong snowfall is going to be expected on Wednesday, Feb. 16th.
Using the weather widget you can check the dynamic charts as well as display an interactive map with “precipitation” and “temperature” layers through the appropriate tab.
More visualisation tools and application examples are available at the VANE platform site.
http://owm.io/weathermap?basemap=map&cities=true&layer=precipitation&lat=30&lon=-20&zoom=3

What are weather maps telling about?

What are weather maps telling about?

 There is a cyclone over the Atlantic ocean today. The zone of low pressure is clearly seen in the centre of the cyclone. It has something in store for us. Let's wait and see!

Winter has come even to Iran! Don't believe it? Have a look at our weather maps!

Winter has come even to Iran! Don't believe it? Have a look at our weather maps!

In the first days of winter, several Iranian provinces were covered with snow, and many schools were shut down in such provinces as Ardabil, East Azarbaijan, Zanjan, and Kordestan in Northwestern and Western Iran. On OWM Weather Map you can see that the situation will hardly change in the nearest future.

How to customize and build weather layers into your map application

How to customize and build weather layers into your map application

Hello, weather developers,
We’ve updated our application for demonstration of current weather map layers. Now you can switch between basemaps and display weather overlays on the top of it.
Please provide us with your feedback and your case studies on using weather maps and the VANE geospatial platform.

NDVI & NDWI - differences and applications

NDVI & NDWI - differences and applications

The world around us is changing constantly. Technologies develop, progress takes its place. However, one thing stays permanent: humans still depend on environment. And partially well-being of people is related to plants. Plants allow people to breathe, plants give us food, shelter, medicaments and many other crucial things. Yet, uncontrolled agriculture, transition to monoculture farming within entire countries, climate change – all these factors have negative effect on vegetation layer. Moreover, human population grows exponentially, and the issue of food supply arises more sharply.
That’s why nowadays there is a steady tendency to preserve what we possess at the moment. And here satellite monitoring over vegetation condition comes to help. Also satellite monitoring facilitates work of farmers and lets decrease costs and losses in case of negative weather phenomena such as floods and drought. Whenever it is an emergency situation or farming planning there is a great helping tool that is satellite imagery which provides a vegetation index (NDVI) and a water index (NDWI).  

How to know what particular imagery do you get from VANE Geospatial Platform

How to know what particular imagery do you get from VANE Geospatial Platform

The one of the ideas of VANE platform - no need of search by scenes and footprints. It is based on a simple assumption: each location in the world has metadata - click on any location and get information about all pixels containing this location. Such projects as cloudless atlases and Google base satellite maps are created according to this basic principle, stitching best imagery pixels in one seamless mosaic. According to scenes metadata VANE can preliminary compile the best satellite cover - users need to set up a parameter order=best for this operation. Even more, VANE language allows you to set up further requirements for your mosaic, providing appropriate parameters in your query - meaning: no older than (day>{yyyy-mm-dd})… or put all last imagery on the top (order=last)... or within the specific time interval (between({yyyy-mm-dd}:{yyyy-mm-dd}))…
Than you can go further, applying your custom colors to the result mosaic, according to VANE language specification.

Just to demonstrate this principle in work we’ve launched a very basic application called Finder.

Satellite imagery: Kīlauea volcano eruption, Hawaiian Islands

Satellite imagery: Kīlauea volcano eruption, Hawaiian Islands

December 31, 2016 Kīlauea volcano erupted.
Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaiʻi.
In Hawaiian mythology Kīlauea is the body of the deity Pele, goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes. While the conflict between Pele and the rain god Kamapuaʻa was centered; Halemaʻumaʻu, "House of the ʻamaʻumaʻu fern", derives its name from the struggle between the two gods.