Weather Decision Technologies Switches to MapBox
Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), one of the largest weather data companies in the world, just upgraded iMap, their interactive weather maps. The hundreds of news outlets (and tens of millions of users) that are using WDT’s realtime weather maps to track live radar feeds, forecasts and alerts, temperatures, and hurricanes are now visualizing this data on top of MapBox Streets Terrain maps.
WDT’s switch to MapBox offers subscribers a custom design to match their brand, a highly redundant infrastructure that scales when traffic surges around large storms and disasters, and fast maps for users on the web and mobile. TV subscribers that use these map live on air will be using device caching for maps to ensure smooth interaction when live on TV. Here is a look at some of WDT’s new weather maps.
A storm approaching Cincinnati, Ohio:
Heavy rain in the Gulf of Mexico:
Hurricane Leslie (east of Bermuda) with winds at 75 miles per hour:
Clouds over Florida, Bahamans, and Cuba:
Afternoon thunderstorms west of Miami, Florida:
For more on WDT’s switch, read their announcement.