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16 July 2009

The Best UK Google Map API Mashup Ever?

The Best UK Google Map API Mashup Ever?

update 20th July 2009
This is now back up and running as you see it here on the blog. The Met Office reverted the code last week after this blog post
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/invent/pwsviewer/



There was a sneak peak of this a few weeks ago, but the update to this is truly amazing.
This has the 'super wow' factor.

Full Credit to the Met Office on this and picking up on feedback from webs users and readers of this Mapperz Blog

Met Office - Current Weather
The Current Weather Outlook over the UK with nice clean self-explanatory icons.

Met Office - Rainfall Radar Weather
Full Radar Coverage of Current Rainfall and works smoothly in animated 'play' mode.

Met Office - Temperature Map Weather
Now with the Mapperz most requested overlay - temperature - users can use the slider on the legend to adjust the opacity (transparency) of the overlay.

Met Office - Wind and Direction Map Weather
Wind speed and directions now available - clear icons with more information on hovering over the icons.


Met Office - Weather Warnings Map title=
Weather Warnings illustrated by counties across the UK

The Met Office Weather Map- Enjoy!
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/invent/pwsviewer/
17/07/2009
update Bad Weather stops play.
"reverted until we get over this weekend's severe weather event."
so come back next week.
Well done too all involved a great service just got better (Next week).
(special thanks to @angerelle)

Note Firefox users with FireBug might experience the no map issue - either disable firebug or use another browser to view this map, its worth it for the experience.
(this is fixed!)

Related Post
http://mapperz.blogspot.com/2009/06/met-office-google-maps-weather.html

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4 Comments:

At Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:55:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to be the old version on that link?

Or have you got a sneak peak ?

 
At Friday, July 17, 2009 3:35:00 am, Anonymous webay said...

Good to know, thank you for sharing such a usefull tips!!

 
At Friday, July 17, 2009 3:49:00 am, Blogger Simon said...

Anyone have any info on how theyve set this up and whats going on behind the scenes?
Like where the data is being pulled in from (DBMS, GeoRSS, GeoServer,ArcSDE, etc) and also if they have relied on other technologies other than just the Google Maps API.
Very impressive.

 
At Friday, July 17, 2009 9:38:00 am, Blogger Mapperz said...

"reverted until we get over this weekend's severe weather event."
so come back next week.
Mapperz
@mapperz on twitter

 

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