15 Jun 2016
Historical OWM weather data to define risks and plan business on agriculture market
In frames of cooperation with Belaya Dacha group with the aim to define risks while planning business in areas that were not cultivated before, OpenWeatherMap has provided historical data for the period of 5 years of two hard-to-reach locations of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Belaya Dacha group ( http://www.bdsalads.ru/) is a leader in the industry of ready-to-eat delicate green salads on the Russian market. At the moment the company plans to cultivate its own farmlands, and the choice of region where plants will grow is one of the crucial questions.
OpenWeatherMap has submitted the following weather data: the maximum and minimum values of temperature, possibility of hail and freezing rain. After analysis of these data, Belaya Dacha group has made its choice about the region of business conducting.
01 Jun 2016
OpenWeatherMap weather app for the Bluesmart App 2.0
OpenWeatherMap weather app for the smartphone from http://bluesmart.com/, which allows you to track the journey of your baggage worldwide.
Bags embedded with digital technology are capable of amazing things. They can be controlled remotely from your smartphone and come with technology to track your bag, outlets to charge your devices, a built-in scale, and secure remote digital lock. Some say technology has taken one small step for luggage, one giant leap for travelers.
“We have made a decision to integrate OpenWeatherMap for two main reasons. First was the most efficient cost we could get in the market. On the other side, the flexibility to adapt the service/product to our app made it perfect to get the results our developers and designers were looking for to achieve the best user experience.”
(c) Pablo Mendonça, Business Developer, Bluesmart."
28 May 2016
Map Editor 2.0 is the newest version of our tool for customization of weather maps
And again OpenWeatherMap is here happy to announce our new useful and smart tool Map Editor 2.0! It allows you to create personalized weather maps on the basis of OpenWeatherMap’s data. Map Editor 2.0 provides a great variety of interface tools: you can choose peculiar weather phenomena and adjust its colour display. And like usually all these go in open access.To get this tool simply log in to your account or create a new one. Be ready to become a weather pro!
18 May 2016
Use of satellite technology for decreasing risks in agriculture. NDVI index.
The exploration of outer space and launching of satellites started in the 1960s. Having some romantic flair in the beginning, the satellite story went on and nowadays satellites are launched often and almost everywhere around the globe and their number is going to grow in the future. Together with that, a new question arose, what to do with a bunch of new information received? A huge lot of information has been gained in the satellite era, but its practical appliance can be seen only in certain spheres of economics.
17 May 2016
A new service for the comparison of weather data
This is interesting service where you can compare using the graphs provided the weather from various weather providers in some major cities. http://weatherchecker.org/
This is very interesting, because sometimes when you watch the weather forecasts from different companies it’s discouraging that they are quite different from each other. And it’s not clear whom to believe to. This is especially annoying when planning long trips, when you need to bring a raincoat, warm sweater and waterproof shoes when focusing on one provider, and if you focus on the other - the sunscreen and sunglasses. It still shows few cities and compares weather for today and few past days, but it is enough to have overall high-level picture.
To be able to see and compare the weather you can choose from drop-down list the city and the desired dates.
05 May 2016
Peculiarities of weather forecast for agriculture
No doubt weather is the most important factor determining whether an agricultural enterprise is successful or not. Changes in the weather greatly affect growth, state and amount of crops, its disease incidence, its need for water and fertilizers. Not only plants, but also a whole agricultural market highly depends on weather. Directly and due to some sideway reasons, weather is guilty of loss of the annual world crop in the amount of its three out of four! A mistake in weather forecast can result in crop loss.
01 May 2016
Air pollution: ways to forecast and calculate it
In recent years, the fight against air pollution has become global. Humanity, at least when we are speaking about developed countries, starts to realize finally that the Earth is our common home which can get not suitable for living in the near future. Atmospheric pollution takes place when substances harmful for living creatures diffuse throughout the surrounding air, and then this destructive activity has its toxic impact later since it causes global changes of climate of the Earth.
26 Mar 2016
Big Data and analytical systems. OpenWeatherMap data on air pollution for exact forecasts
In recent years, the situation with air pollution is becoming more alarming and attracted the attention of leading media and politicians at the highest level. This is especially true of large cities such as Beijing, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Tehran, Johannesburg and other densely populated settlements, which are under the influence of various risk factors, such as dense traffic, the presence of air polluting enterprises located poorly in terms of ecology, where pollution levels sometimes exceed all standards many times.
18 Feb 2016
Vitamin D and ultraviolet radiation. Myths and Reality
And in the dark and cold winter months, when so little of the sun and all sorts of colds and viruses diseases await around every corner, and in the hot and sunny summer, when it is so easy to burn in the scorching sun, the most important factor for the maintenance of immunity is a high level of vitamin D in the body, which depends on the amount of ultraviolet radiation received. On this subject numerous studies have been conducted, which often contradict with the data, once considered immutable fact and the resulting recommendations are often diametrically opposed to those given earlier. You've probably seen some vague guidelines, such as the recommendation to be in the sun, "a few minutes every day." But these recommendations are too general to be useful. The amount of the sunlight, which is necessary to satisfy the requirement for vitamin D varies greatly depending on your location, skin type, season, time of day, and even atmospheric conditions.