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02 November 2009

Weather.com goes into the 'Future' (Bing Maps)

Weather.com goes into the 'Future' (Bing Maps)

Weather.com Temperature Bing Future Map BetaWeather.com Cloud and Radar Bing Future Map Beta
The new 'Future' button starts moving into a predicted mode using 'trupoint' technology at 15 minute intervals up to 6 hours into the future.

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/30004?from=36hr_maps&zoom=8&interactiveMapLayer=radar


"The Weather Channel's unique TruPointSM technology delivers the most accurate weather reports and forecasts - for more locations - than any other weather provider.

NEW: TruPoint technology is now available on weather.com interactive maps! See exactly where storms are forecasted for up to the next six hours so you can better plan and prepare for any activity."


Summary of TruePoint Technology

  • A highly localized weather forecast; accurate down to a one-square mile area.
  • Allows you to zero in on specific places such as schools and parks.
  • Available every 15 minutes across a 6 hour period.
  • Available only within the 48 contiguous United States.
  • A proprietary technology developed and used exclusively by The Weather Channel.
  • Full details on the technology here:
    http://www.weather.com/encyclopedia/trupoint.html?from=hrly_trupointlogo

    source:
    http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/maps/archive/2009/11/01/weather-com-adds-futures-on-bing-maps.aspx

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