High resolution Weather Data and Satellites Images Service with world
|The MeteoServer is a weather data service for
nautical and meteorological information, current weather conditions and
forecast for leisure boats and commercial vessels with a world wide
coverage. The Services use a highly compressed file-format called BMSD.
This format allows to download the weather data within seconds to the PC
and can be viewed offline onto the PC. The Service also offers to view
the MeteoServer weather data online on Google Map.
|Who does what?
Co-chaired by Bonito, from 2002-2005 a study group called “MeteoServer” set the corner stone for a new and better technology to replace the traditional shortwave transmissions of the weather services.
(see: www.meteoserver.net for further information)
The project was to study all existing possibilities to create an optimal low cost product to supply the interested public with nautical and metrological data. In addition, the following should be accomplished:
If you are using the data on a boat, the
software MeteoCom 6 for example downloads the weather data in
seconds onto the PC and can be viewed offline in the MeteoViewer.
This is ideal for users who may not always have an internet
connection, or who is using a mobile or satellite phone, because the
data is downloaded in a new highly compressed file-format called
BMSD. The program can process the data fields quicker than the time
needed for the download via Internet. It is usually a data package
holding the last 3 days as statistic and the next 3 days as a
forecast (about 0.5 to 1GB). The actual size of the file downloaded
is only about 100-350 KB. If you select data for a certain region
only, then the costs for downloading will be about the same as a
normal conversation on the mobile phone.
Bonito went a different way. Make it - Cheaper and better -
Bonito uses the same mathematical and metrological methods as those
weather supplier’s uses. Every Manufacturer can now construct their
own desired data resolution. Through this the costs for the data are
reduced considerably. The resolution of the coordinate grid from
other Weathers suppliers shows: If the size of the map is changing (the
costumer is zooming in or out), the grid coordinates of the data
getting wider or denser. Bonito has always a fixed grid while
zooming the in to the Map.
|More information's about this
Service at: www.meteoserver.net
All information's about the Development are here