Friday, September 23, 2016

Weather Forecasts in 3D

Dark Sky provide hyper-local weather information with its iOS and Android apps. It also provides a desktop weather map which includes a seven day forecast of weather conditions around the world.

The Dark Sky Weather Map provides the option to view global weather conditions on an interactive 3d globe. The map includes a number of different weather layers which allow you to view a seven day forecast of temperature, precipitation and wind speed around the world.

The Dark Sky 3d weather visualization uses OpenLayers with the Cesium WebGL 3d globe engine. The Dark Sky Weather Map also includes an option to embed the weather map and 3d globe on your own website or blog.

You can also view animated wind direction and temperature forecasts on a 3d globe, courtesy of MeteoEarth. The MeteoEarth 3d globe provides worldwide temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind and air pressure forecasts using data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

Like Dark Sky, MeteoEarth also includes a 'Map Builder' tool which allows you to embed a 3d weather map on your own website. The Map Builder tool allows you to select the types of weather data and the size of map you want to embed and then provides you with the HTML code to insert the map on your website or blog.

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