Virginia, USA, 24 May 2007: TrafficLand, an aggregator of live traffic video and WeatherBug, a provider of weather information services, announced a partnership to exchange live traffic video and weather information on their Web sites and on the WeatherBug application to assist people to keep aware of weather information and to select the best route available.
Launched on May 24, TrafficLand and WeatherBug users will get a more comprehensive travel information resource, combining local weather forecasts down to the local area level and live views from thousands of local traffic cameras fixed across the U.S.
The service launched with TrafficLand network video has been made available through the WeatherBug Web site and WeatherBug application from 32 major markets and 2,460 traffic cameras. The Cities where the services will now be available include: Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Baton Rouge and others.
“The ability to see first-hand how weather is affecting traffic and road conditions, with live, local video, is a real benefit to people making everyday travel decisions, especially during extreme weather conditions” said Lawrence Nelson, President of TrafficLand. “We’re extremely pleased to be able to expand the detail and depth of weather information offered to our Web site visitors and to provide WeatherBug with a local video layer to complement their weather information.”
WeatherBug is an application developed to provide live weather information, weather warnings to safeguard property, lives. Weatherbug is accessing data from 8,000 WeatherBug Tracking Stations and over 1,000 cameras to provide its users with the local weather conditions.