What if we combine current weather maps with satellite imagery layers to compare the real look providing by satellite and the modeling data?

This basic example shows you the option of satellite and weather maps combination and visualization on the one Leaflet map.All currently available data sets, also including snow, wind, precipitation and clouds can be connected to the map to extend this application and make your desirable satellite-weather combination.As a satellite layer, in this example, we used NASA GIBS imagery, yet we’re looking forward to provide this kind of imagery directly through the VANE platform additional to Landsat data.

In the case of Mercator projection GIBS has a significant delay of data delivery and can lag behind the weather overlays for the current date and time.

Another way to expand the “Weather maps” service capabilities is to add forecast and history requests. Although this possibility is not available in freely accessible API now – just hit us up if you are interested in such kind of service.

Meanwhile we encourage you to try your own custom styled “weather maps” that can be connected into your map application or even into your professional GIS software that supports TMS or tiled rasters connection services.

Note that you can switch between basemaps and display weather overlays on the top of it.

Would your prefer a combination of daily satellite imagery overlaid with precipitation or a basemap with the current weather city labels, you can choose it and share permalink, copying it from the address bar.

The point is – you can build all available weather layers into your own application.

The weather layers, powered by VANE geospatial platform, can be customized using Map Editor tool which is available under your home account. You can use default styles or apply another ones with CartoCSS syntax and get the endpoint tile URL to connect layer into your map application.

All data sets currently available as tile layers in the Map Editor are:

  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Snow
  • Rain
  • Clouds
  • Pressure (for different altitude above the ground level)

Please note that only current weather conditions are available though the map layers application – so that means that although you can share the state of the map position and layers being selected – the weather may change. We continue to move in this direction and to add more functionality concerning weather forecast and history.

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