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In recent years, there has been an explosion of activity in the computerized mapping industry (known as Geographic Information Systems, or GIS for short). Advances in Internet-based GIS platforms and the rapid adoption of broadband have allowed countries, states, and cities to start distributing geographic datasets of their territories through their own websites. The availability of geographic data has never been higher.

With the introduction of web-based products Terra Server, Google Maps, Virtual Earth, and Google Earth, Microsoft and Google have brought GIS into the mainstream. Millions of people across the world with relatively little formal training are now advancing the field of GIS.

At the same time, government and private weather agencies have been harnessing these advances in GIS to provide more accurate, more timely weather information to their customers.

The integration of Weather and GIS mapping is a natural fit, and many advantages exist for software which can combine the best of both worlds:

  • Accuracy in weather prediction and monitoring
  • Integration with standardized GIS formats
  • Repurposing weather data for specific uses
  • Collision-detection and alerting

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