The Weather Channel Launches Mapplet For Google Maps

Includes Data Layer For Google Earth

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The Weather Channel Interactive has launched a new mapplet for Google Maps.

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The weather mapplet will allow Google Map users to add customizable weather layers to their map. Options include clouds and radar points of interest, including U.S. and international cities, airports, lakes and schools.

When a point of interest is selected a bubble will appear on the map with current weather conditions and temperature displayed. If there is severe weather for a point of interest, the bubble will appear in red with details of the alert.

Current conditions in the Google Earth weather data layer are displayed in a pop up window and include temperature, humidity, wind speed, pressure and dew point, along with an observation of overhead sky conditions. Forecast data includes a 36-hour forecast and links to hourly updates along with a 10-day outlook on weather.com.

The weather information combines data from Doppler radar, satellite, lightning strike detection, computer models, and climate profiles to provide conditions for 1.9 million locations.

The Weather Channel Launches Mapplet For Google Maps
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  • http://geocities.com/whitejohn29/ John

    I think it will be interesting to work with a new mapplet for Google Maps.

  • Matt Lawrence

    A truly wonderful idea. I plan on trying it out too. This will keep my son occupied for hours!

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