Helping Business Weather the Storm

Japan Today Selects iMapInteractive Weather Solution

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 12, 2009 9:35:35 AM

Weather application shows core geo-located weather across Japan and in Major world cities

Norman, OK - June 12, 2009 - Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT), and GPlusMedia Co.,Ltd. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announced the launch of an advanced, map-based interactive weather service which allows its international online audience to explore local Japan weather conditions throughout the country and in major cities across the world on Google Maps.

iMapWeather offers web portals, major destination sites and affinity sites the most comprehensive array of global forecasts and nowcasts available today, in a user friendly flash module which can be easily embedded into any website, with local customization.

"iMap provides a whole new way for our key audiences to interact with Local weather, offering a variety of attractive applications ranging from current conditions to forecasts, to lightning strikes, ship and buoy weather data, current weather in major international cities, and much more," said Managing Director of GPlusMedia, Peter Wilson. "We are delighted to provide weather in a user-friendly format which allows our international web users to explore the weather in Japan and internationally in a really dynamic way, all on a single Google Map," Mr. Wilson said.

iMapWeather includes: Powerful GeoPlex Technology for global weather data on Google Maps, a "Click Anywhere" function on interactive maps to view current conditions and forecasting, easy zoom-in and out, right down to street level, and full customization of the iMap flash module to match company brands and the desired user experience.

WDT and GPlusMedia are now "live" with interactive weather application appearing prominently on Japan Today's site. The flash module not only attracts visitors seeking dynamic weather information but leads to increased time-on-site, a critical factor in web page advertising performance and analytics. As a collaborative arrangement, Japan Today is also promoting WDT's special global marine weather application, ClearPoint Weather, by linking its viewers to

"iMapWeather offers media and web companies a full suite of weather applications with state-of-the-science, precipitation, temperature, Nowcasts and forecasts, as well as ship and buoy data," said President and CEO of WDT, Mike Eilts. "Japan Today's innovative consumer website helps us bring the advantages of iMap Weather to audiences in and out of Japan," Eilts said.

About Japan Today
Japan Today, launched in September 2000, is a Tokyo-based online newspaper in English language, featuring all the latest news on Japan and the world, including national, political, entertainment, business, technology and sports news. Japan Today publishes original content, including interviews with celebrities and business executives, and translations of pop culture articles from popular Japanese magazines and newspapers. As one of the first online news media featuring comment/forum functions, Japan Today's aim is to provide news and discussion on domestic and international issues. The Online newspaper's goal is to build its resources and content to allow readers to further understand important events and issues in Japan and the world.

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