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The new meteoblue maps are designed to be able to visualize any variable of any weather forecast model in any imaginable map style configuration.

Main features:

  • OSM compatible tiles. Both vector and raster are supported.
  • Simple plugin to integrate customized maps with different colorable, contour steps, etc.
  • API to generate tiles for any weather variable, level, time resolution and aggregation.

The meteoblue maps consist out of two parts:

  • The Maps Plugin provides a frontend with possibilities to select diffrent maps, time steps and overlays.
  • The configuration of the Maps Plugin can be quite complex. Because of this, all the configuration is located in a JSON named inventory. For the initialization of the Maps Plugin such a inventory is required. This can be taken from the Inventory API.

In this early stage, we recommend to use the Maps Plugin with a Inventory from the Inventory API.

Architecture overview

Architecture overview