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Sky Motion Research Integrates Crowdsourced Weather Observations into Proprietary Nowcasting Technology

Sky Motion Research Integrates Crowdsourced Weather Observations into Proprietary Nowcasting Technology

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Published by: Crowdsourcing.org on May 09, 2013
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Sky Motion Research IntegratesCrowdsourced Weather Observations intoProprietary Nowcasting Technology
New precedent set by worldwide weather crowdsourcing platform for consumers andbusinesses
MONTREAL, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sky Motion Research hasreleased the latest iteration of its proprietary nowcasting technology,integrating worldwide ground-level observations for maximumaccuracy. The release sets a new precedent for weather applications byallowing users to benefit directly from crowdsourced groundobservations. The technology is available to consumers through a mobileapp for iOS devices, while businesses can integrate the nowcasting datavia an API, also released today.While Doppler radars have been traditionally relied on by weather organizations to track and predict the whereabouts of precipitationclouds, they provide little insight as to whether precipitation will reachthe ground. Equipping SkyMotion users with a worldwide weather crowdsourcing platform circumvents this current technologicallimitation and offers an unprecedented level of accuracy. Followingseveral years of R&D, Sky Motion Research has devised new algorithmsthat analyze and absorb user-submitted ground observations to feed theminto SkyMotion's hyperlocal, minute-by-minute nowcasts.The crowdsourcing platform also benefits from inheriting the largedatabase of users who have downloaded previous versions of SkyMotion.

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