Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Animated Weather on Google Maps

On Friday we gave a sneak preview of the NOAA's work on showing an animation of precipitation on Google Maps. This week The Washington Post have produced an article called Rate a Radar that links to two more weather Google Maps that animate radar images of the weather.

Fox HD Radar

The Fox HD Radar map animates about twelve hours of precipitation on Google Maps. The animation is controlled by two buttons, 'play' and 'stop'. It is possible to pan, zoom and alter the transparency of the animated overlay.

The screencast below shows Tropical Storm Dolly at about 6.30 AM EDT.



Wunderground
The Wunderground weather map similarly lets you view an animated radar image of the weather on Google Maps. Wunderground lets you adjust the number of frames in the animation and, as with the Fox map, it is possible to adjust the opacity of the animated overlay.

The screencast below of the Wunderground map also shows Tropical Storm Dolly at around 6.30 AM EDT.



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