The MetGIS Maps API is based on a Tile Map Service (TMS). It gives access to high quality weather forecasts in form of layered prediction maps, zoomable to horizontal resolutions of less than 100 m (an international novelty!).
This webpage provides an interactive TMS-based forecast example, focusing on an interesting weather situation in January 2015.
The API allows business customers the quick integration of high resolution MetGIS forecast data into their own websites and apps, in graphical or numerical form.
Weather predictions may be visualized according to individual wishes and requirements, in combination with other information and the customer’s favorite geographic background. The inclusion of precise and zoomable weather information increases the traffic of webpages and thus boosts the operator’s profits.
The API is of great interest to operators of geographic information platforms of any kind, especially if related to the mountains (outdoor and touring portals, etc.).
It may also be of high relevance to the tourist industry, to traffic operation centers, agricultural enterprises, insurance companies, online journals etc.
The weather forecast maps are updated daily and include predictions for the next 72 hours in time intervals of three hours. They are currently available only for Central Europe, but forecast coverage will gradually be extended.
The predictions are calculated by innovative MetGIS algorithms, applied on the output of the GFS model of US National Weather Service. The same techniques are also used to produce our proven fixed-size standard forecast maps.