With METEOplus® the Institute for Weather and Climate Communication (IWK) has launched
the first app with which weather forecasts are possible for any point
on the globe.
HAMBURG, Germany, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Whereas up until now it was possible to retrieve weather forecasts for
only a limited number of places using mobile applications, with
METEOplus® this is now possible for any place in the world. Using a map or search
function at street level, precise hourly forecasts for the next ten
days can be retrieved with METEOplus®. The application starts with forecasts of the weather at the requested
place at the current time that are precise down to the minute. The user
moves the map with his finger and is thus able to find another site
easily as one-two-three. The search function enables the location of
streets. Where there is a switch from beach to ocean area the
application even shows the current ocean temperatures. If the user
climbs "uphill" on the map, METEOplus® also displays the altitude of the site. Frank Böttcher, Director of
IWK: "If you are going on a hike through the mountains, this allows you
to already see what the weather will be like at the beginning of the
hike before the climb."
Use of the data also for media and information services
The IWK provides other information service providers and media with an
interface to the Cormoran data. In this way all providers with geoinformation applications can
now also use high precision weather data worldwide for their platforms.
The IWK is an independent association of weather experts with the
objective of making weather information available to the public.
SOURCE: Institute for Weather and Climate Communication
For further information:
Institut für Wetter- und Klimakommunikation GmbH