Sky Motion Research Integrates Crowdsourced Weather Observations into Proprietary Nowcasting Technology
New precedent set by worldwide weather crowdsourcing platform for
consumers and businesses
MONTREAL, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Sky Motion Research has released
the latest iteration of its proprietary nowcasting technology,
integrating worldwide ground-level observations for maximum accuracy.
The release sets a new precedent for weather applications by allowing
users to benefit directly from crowdsourced ground observations. The
technology is available to consumers through a mobile app for iOS
devices, while businesses can integrate the nowcasting data via an API,
also released today.
While Doppler radars have been traditionally relied on by weather
organizations to track and predict the whereabouts of precipitation
clouds, they provide little insight as to whether precipitation will
reach the ground. Equipping SkyMotion users with a worldwide weather
crowdsourcing platform circumvents this current technological
limitation and offers an unprecedented level of accuracy. Following
several years of R&D, Sky Motion Research has devised new algorithms
that analyze and absorb user-submitted ground observations to feed them
into SkyMotion’s hyperlocal, minute-by-minute nowcasts.
The crowdsourcing platform also benefits from inheriting the large
database of users who have downloaded previous versions of SkyMotion.
“We’re addressing issues that have plagued weather forecasting for
decades. It’s a giant leap from the general city forecast we’ve relied
on for the last 30 years. We’re covering all angles by providing
hyperlocal, minute-by-minute forecasts that factor in ground
observations,” said Sky Motion Research CEO, Maxime Julien. “This is
the future of weather forecasting.”
Currently available in North America, Sky Motion Research will rely on
its worldwide ground observations platform to progressively deploy its
nowcasting technology in new countries. The firm plans to announce key
partnerships throughout 2013.
About Sky Motion Research Inc.
Founded in 2008, Sky Motion Research Inc. develops and markets highly
localized nowcasting technologies for use by businesses and consumers.
SkyMotion, its proprietary technology, predicts with high accuracy when
precipitation will start and end, on a minute-by-minute basis.
SkyMotion gains its accuracy by tracking every rain cloud’s movement in
real-time and integrating ground observations to create a hyperlocal
forecast every 0.6 square mile, every 5 minutes. SkyMotion now also
offers traditional weather information such as 7 day and hourly
forecasts for most weather variables.
Its suite of mobile applications is free and available worldwide at http://www.skymotion.com
SOURCE Sky Motion Research