18 Jun 2018
A couple of weeks ago, the OpenWeather team visited the GEO Business 2018 event
A couple of weeks ago, the OpenWeather team visited the GEO Business 2018 event at the Business Design Centre in London. As promised, we will share our impressions with you.
The exhibition had an excellent programme that included practical demonstrations of the latest research and workshops on the use of services and technology in action. We were particularly interested in the Earth Observation and Satellite Applications seminar. One of the presentations was about the use of satellite image recognition technologies to track the construction phase.
The fundamentals specific to the market are that satellite data is provided mostly for global territories and enterprises, and there are quite a few, if any, solutions for giving data for small customers.
We are happy to say that our service, Agro API , can provide satellite data for any size of customer, with on-the-fly data processing and availability. It is an intuitive, fast, and robust API to satellite imagery that is suitable for use in applications in either a large area or a small field. We provide the most useful tools for empowering applications for farmers and machine learning. There are so many spheres where environmental data is needed nowadays, and agricultural applications are among them.
14 Jun 2018
The OpenWeather team visited GEO Business Show 2018
The OpenWeather team visited GEO Business Show 2018 in London on 22–23 May. The show is an international exhibition for the geospatial industry that provides an excellent opportunity to communicate with experts and enthusiasts in the area of geospatial and satellite technologies, listen to nearly 200 speakers skilled in working with spatial data, and meet new companies of the industry.
We were delighted to explore stands of exhibitors who demonstrated new capabilities for the gathering, storing, processing, and delivery of satellite data. We were also thrilled to meet and talk face-to-face with exhibitors who already use our weather and other geodata in their applications.
There was a great event programme that included demonstrations, workshops, and speeches. Describing all of the impressions at once is difficult, so please stay tuned for more details.
We will share practical cases and photos in the next post.
06 Apr 2018
Our new office in Riga
By the way, we really like our new office in Riga!
The view from our window to snow-covered tiled roofs of the Old City has been pleasing us even during the snowy European winter.
We have not yet managed to arrange all the furniture, but we already admire what surrounds us
31 Jan 2018
Openweathermap team is happy to welcome our new member!
My main tasks are demand and target audience analysis, product development and market launches and shaping subsequent product development using data insights. I also handle the company’s internal business process-related support and development.
04 Jan 2018
OpenWeatherMap 2017: Results of the Year
So the, new year, 2018 has come, and it's time to sum up the results of the past year for our company, OpenWeatherMap (UK, US and Latvia), developers of one of the best weather APIs in the world.
A lot happened and much has changed.
During the year, our number of users grew from 600,000 to 1 million. We participated in the Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley where the team from OpenWeatherMap was named in the top 50 Startup Exhibitions of 2017. Our mature team was filled up with excellent professionals and wonderful people.
We did a lot of new things and qualitatively improved our current developments.
In 2017, we were pleased to present to you:
Weather data: API and Weather Maps
- The Open Dashboard for Agricultural Monitoring
can help give you an idea of the possible use for meteorological and satellite data in your agricultural applications.
- Specially for the agriculture sector, we launched an API for accumulated temperature data and an API for accumulated precipitation data.
- The Weather Historical Bulk service.
Now you can simply choose a city (or several cities) and download an archive, which contains bulk file with the weather history up to 5 years - any day, week or even several years.
- A new and improved version of an API for UV-index
Throughout the entire year, we worked constantly on our history weather API. For this year, the amount of data supplied and speed to process that data increased significantly. Also, we made it possible to quickly upload data in a format that doesn’t require additional processing and can be understood by any user.
Our Weather Maps app changed qualitatively.
This year, we added the ability to switch the layers of weather and satellite maps, create various combinations with them, and connect them to mobile and web apps.
Satellite data: Vane platform
Based on the Vane platform, we developed a new product called Global Satellite Base Map, which uses visual tools and query language to generate a map from satellite images. The uniqueness of the product is that all data processing is done on the fly, and there are no presets or pre-made calculations. The user defines the parameters for a calculation and image processing and immediately receives a result for any territory. This capability was only possible thanks to Vane, our super powerful data processing platform.
We recently presented you with Query Builder, our new interface for the Vane platform. Now you can use this simple tool to create your own map in just a few seconds, and with just one click receive a completed link for display on your site or app using a web map library like Leaflet, Open Layer, Mapbox and Google Map.
We are grateful to everyone that worked with us for all this time. We thank you all your feedback and for not getting bored by our tech support.
We have a ton of plans for the coming year. Stay tuned, and you will see a lot of the new and interesting things to come. Subscribe to our Telegram Channel https://t.me/openweathermap and get news first about our updates and new products!