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Map Editor 2.0 is the newest version of our tool for customization of weather maps

Map Editor 2.0 is the newest version of our tool for customization of weather maps

And again OpenWeatherMap is here happy to announce our new useful and smart tool Map Editor 2.0 ( http://openweathermap.org/map_editor_2)! It allows you to create personalized weather maps on the basis of OpenWeatherMap’s data. Map Editor 2.0 provides a great variety of interface tools: you can choose peculiar weather phenomena and adjust its colour display. And like usually all these go in open access.To get this tool simply log in to your account or create a new one. Be ready to become a weather pro!

Use of satellite technology for decreasing risks in agriculture. NDVI index.

Use of satellite technology for decreasing risks in agriculture. NDVI index.

The exploration of outer space and launching of satellites started in the 1960s. Having some romantic flair in the beginning, the satellite story went on and nowadays satellites are launched often and almost everywhere around the globe and their number is going to grow in the future. Together with that, a new question arose, what to do with a bunch of new information received? A huge lot of information has been gained in the satellite era, but its practical appliance can be seen only in certain spheres of economics.

Peculiarities of weather forecast for agriculture

Peculiarities of weather forecast for agriculture

No doubt weather is the most important factor determining whether an agricultural enterprise is successful or not. Changes in the weather greatly affect growth, state and amount of crops, its disease incidence, its need for water and fertilizers. Not only plants, but also a whole agricultural market highly depends on weather. Directly and due to some sideway reasons, weather is guilty of loss of the annual world crop in the amount of its three out of four! A mistake in weather forecast can result in crop loss.

Air pollution: ways to forecast and calculate it

Air pollution: ways to forecast and calculate it

In recent years, the fight against air pollution has become global. Humanity, at least when we are speaking about developed countries, starts to realize finally that the Earth is our common home which can get not suitable for living in the near future. Atmospheric pollution takes place when substances harmful for living creatures diffuse throughout the surrounding air, and then this destructive activity has its toxic impact later since it causes global changes of climate of the Earth.

Analytical services OWM AIS: Monitoring of pirate ships on the high seas

Analytical services OWM AIS: Monitoring of pirate ships on the high seas

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

When a talk comes about pirates, usually the images of Captain Jack Sparrow, the traditional “Jolly Roger”, views of barrels of rum and old wooden chests full of gold coins spring to mind. Or it can be stories about Queen Elizabeth of England, Sir Francis Drake who defeated the Spanish Armada, and Sir Henry Morgan notorious for his Caribbean adventures. However maritime piracy did not sink into oblivion. Nowadays this theme has lost its romantic glory, but it still has its significance for a present-day society.

Using an analytical service OWM AIS for the control of illegal fishing

Using an analytical service OWM AIS for the control of illegal fishing

When the morning comes on and the goes astray
The men in the harbour prepare a new day
The fog in the distance still covers the sun
But that doesn’t matter there’s work to be done

The engine’s awaken one after one
As their boats leave their collars for another days run
And in minutes the harbour is silent and bare
As time keeps on turning they soon disappear
The Irish Descendants


According to the European Commission, countries who are active members of the market in fishing industry grant subsidies in amount of nearly USD 30bn per year, 60% of which actually support insecure, damaging or even illegal practices. Unbalanced subsidy policy leads to market distortion that is the main reason of continued poor management in fishing industry. It resulted in USD 83bn loss for the world economy as the World Bank reported in 2012.

A new service for the comparison of weather data

A new service for the comparison of weather data

This is interesting service where you can compare using the graphs provided the weather from various weather providers in some major cities. http://weatherchecker.org/

This is very interesting, because sometimes when you watch the weather forecasts from different companies it’s discouraging that they are quite different from each other. And it’s not clear whom to believe to. This is especially annoying when planning long trips, when you need to bring a raincoat, warm sweater and waterproof shoes when focusing on one provider, and if you focus on the other - the sunscreen and sunglasses. It still shows few cities and compares weather for today and few past days, but it is enough to have overall high-level picture.

To be able to see and compare the weather you can choose from drop-down list the city and the desired dates.

How satellite vessel monitoring system OWM AIS helps to analyse marine traffic

How satellite vessel monitoring system OWM AIS helps to analyse marine traffic

Company OpenWeatherMap - provider of global satellite and weather data, presents a number of research products for monitoring ship traffic OWM AIS. This is simple and user-friendly developer API and display of current and historical information on interactive maps. OWM AIS provides global coverage, our technology allows you to track the ship, not only along the coast, but also in the open ocean. The data is supplied by commercial satellite SpaceQuest, Ltd.

Density Map of Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Density Map of Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Our new Density Map of Automatic Identification System (AIS) data is an interactive online map to watch intensity of global vessel traffic or check marine activity in any area of your interest.

By zoom-in you can get more details in any ocean, harbour, along any river and our map will be rendered in seconds. You can filter by month or even a year to get a bigger picture. Also is it possible to filter by type of vessel or group of them to get more specific reports about fishing activity, for example.

Our Big Data platform processes enormous number of data online to make such interactivity possible. Instead of traditional static repots you get much more flexible tool for marine traffic analysis.

Big Data and analytical systems. OpenWeatherMap data on air pollution for exact forecasts

Big Data and analytical systems. OpenWeatherMap data on air pollution for exact forecasts

In recent years, the situation with air pollution is becoming more alarming and attracted the attention of leading media and politicians at the highest level. This is especially true of large cities such as Beijing, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Tehran, Johannesburg and other densely populated settlements, which are under the influence of various risk factors, such as dense traffic, the presence of air polluting enterprises located poorly in terms of ecology, where pollution levels sometimes exceed all standards many times.