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Getting the most out of Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        February 27, 2010  |  11:20 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

At first glance, many of our users don't realize the degree to which Weather Defender can be customized. But this is one of the software's greatest strengths, so we thought you should know about it.

Here's a recap of the tutorial videos we have recently released:

Street-Level Weather Tracking
Learn how to add local county and neighborhood streets to your map and track real-time weather down to the street-level. (2:59) 

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Create a 'Freezing Line'
Learn how to use the Palette Editor to customize contour layers in Weather Defender. In this tutorial, we create a Freezine Line on the Temperature layer, indicating the precise location of freezing temperatures. (8:01) 

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Receive Weather Alerts by E-mail or Cellphone
Weather Defender can be configured to deliver weather alerts in a variety of ways. Learn how to send weather alerts to an e-mail address or cell phone text message. (7:32) 

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Import a List of Custom Locations
The Add Point tool is the easiest way to add custom locations to your map -- and keep tab on family or friends. But what if you have a long list of locations? This tutorial shows how you to import a table of locations to your map in one fell swoop. (9:26) 

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 Do you have a tutorial suggestion? We'd love to hear about it!

 

How easy is Weather Defender to use?

by Rory Groves        February 15, 2010  |  11:26 am  |  Category: Latest News

One of the most common compliments we receive about Weather Defender is how easy it is to use. Just how easy is it? Take a look at this weather forecast put together by one of our younger clients:

Custom snow forecast by KC Cornette
Custom snow forecast by KC Cornette (click to enlarge)

Kasey Cornette, age 10, writes:

"These colors show the amounts of snow i expect from the storm we are now experiencing which will not be over until Tuesday Feb 16th."

I asked Kasey how he created this forecast and he replied:

"I start with a blank Weather Defender page. I go to map,and I click on screenshot and save it to desktop. Then open,and left click on windows paint. I use a variety of modles to get snowfall averages, and coler the map accordingly."

Well done, Kasey!

 

Celebrating 10 Years

by Rory Groves        February 3, 2010  |  1:19 pm  |  Category: Company | Latest News

It's been said that 4 out of 5 companies fail in the first 5 years. And of those that remain, 4 out of 5 fail in the next 5 years. As we enter our 10th year in business at SWIFT Weather, this milestone is undoubtedly a proud achievement for us.

The last decade has seen a lot of changes. I'll admit it was rarely easy. But what a rewarding experience it has been to build a business devoted to protecting communities and saving lives.

As we look ahead, things only get more exciting. Thanks to the tremendous response to Weather Defender, our company has more than doubled in size in the last year and continues to grow. There are more enhancements, more clients, and more new projects than ever before. The future is looking bright, indeed.

My sincerest thanks to all of you, our customers, who have made this possible. You shared our vision for safer communities and citizen preparedness, and you make this vision a reality through your on-going support.

And my deepest thanks to the SWIFT Weather team: Mark, Doug, Liz, Emily, Bill, and Becca. This wouldn't be possible without you.


Best Regards,


Rory Groves
Founder & CEO
SWIFT Weather

 

 

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