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ConnectorLocal Launches iMap for Hyper-Local Weather

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 25, 2009 3:21:09 AM

Norman, OK. September 25, 2009- Now you can plan your day with advanced, hyper-local weather information on A new addition to the suite of services-all geared towards helping you discover the best in local online information - is an exciting animated radar weather map from Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

The iMap weather solution knows where you are, and serves up hyper local weather content on an interactive Map for quick viewing and dynamic exploration of local areas. iMap allows you to zoom down to your neighborhood area to view current conditions, forecasts, and radar, in real time. There is no need to navigate endless drop-down menus simply to identify which city you want weather for- the site from We-Create does all the heavy lifting for you.

"The weather service is running live now on ConnectorLocal," said Cameron Turner, CTO of We-Create. "This new service offering is an important part of our overall hyper local vision, since we have now successfully integrated the best source of weather information and presented that information on a local map, in a simple, intuitive, and geo-contextual way."

iMap offers web portals, major destination sites and affinity sites the most comprehensive array of global forecasts and weather predictions of hazardous weather available today, in a user friendly flash module which can be 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, and much more," said Mike Eilts, CEO of WDT. "We are delighted to provide weather in a user-friendly format which allows ConnectorLocal audiences access to high quality weather in a really interactive way, all on a single iMap," said Eilts.

iMap includes: Powerful GeoPlex technology providing rapid, visually appealing display of weather data on an interactive Map, 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.

This year, We-Create also has plans to extend their "Connector" iPhone application with the same embedded weather content as is available in the online site, with a BlackBerry edition to follow early next year.

About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT)
Founded in 1999, Weather Decision Technologies has become a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems and services to our partners and customers. WDT provides its numerical weather prediction capabilities and services for weather sensitive industries globally. WDT maintains operational and international offices in metropolitan Washington, DC; Norman, Oklahoma; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information:

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