Hong Kong launches GIS platform for global weather information

Hong Kong launches GIS platform for global weather information

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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Observatory has launched a new Web portal called Met on Map to provide integrated global weather and geophysical information on a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. The GIS portal can be accessed here. It allows users to overlay different types of weather information, such as temperature, wind speed and direction, radar and satellite images, on the detailed maps through the Web browsers on computers, smartphones or tablets. Besides offering weather observations, the maps can display weather forecasts for different locations in Hong Kong, marine forecasts for neighbouring sea areas and global earthquake reports. In the future, HKO plans to enhance Met on Map with other weather and geophysical information, such as satellite images covering the whole globe, tropical cyclone tracks and weather maps.

Source: Xinhua