Thursday, March 12, 2015

Marine Weather & Travel


Marine.Travel is a Google Map for all sailors and boat lovers, providing information on the weather, nearby ports, boat ramps, anchorage points, shipwrecks and diving spots.

The map contains two main views. The 'weather' view provides a five day forecast of wind speed & direction, weather conditions and temperature. The 'explore' view allows you to view marine related points of interest, including ports, boat ramps, lighthouses and anchorage.

The wind markers on Marine,Travel are particularly impressive. When you change the date/time on the timeline the markers actually rotate to face the correct wind direction. The weather and temperature markers obviously also update but the animated rotations on the wind markers are what really catch the eye.
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