Windy.com brings high visibility satellite layer
How to make good even better? Make it more visible to human eyes.
Our original satellite layer offered (as a default) images from the visible spectrum, which means we presented the data "as is" straight from the satellite camera. This gave us the full detail. But for most of us, it was hard to distinguish countries, seas, oceans, and lakes. We have left "Visibility" as an option, but we have added the "Blue" spectrum that uses a false-color range as a default.
From our point of view, the changes are magnificent. It enables us to understand weather patterns to an even broader audience.
This feature was brought to you by our whole Windy team. But being honest, most of the work was done by Milan, our WebGL guy. So kudos to him.
metacrea last edited by
better résolution yes, but
I miss the good OLD night/day DIFFERENCE
petra.pik last edited by
Hi @metacrea, you are still able to see the original satellite view.
When the change is available in the application. ?
@przemo1986 Hello, we plan to release a new update in a couple of weeks.
You confirm it is a visible satellite view but color enhanced, correct ?
I was a bit confused because the difference between day and night map is not that much so initially I though it was INFRA with a color treatment
This is key to know because visible images, color enhanced or not, gives info about the thickness of the clouds while INFRA gives us info about the height of the clouds
Nice enhancement! It looks like a smart combination of Infra and Visible. This is like the 'classical view' some other websites offer, but much much better! Using the smooth animation it's even more impressive.
DL4HAO last edited by
Thank you for your hard and innovative work! ... greetings from Hamburg/Germany, Dietmar, DL4HAO
pavelneuman last edited by
Všimnul jsem si toho před pár dny, a je to paráda, hlavně jak to krásně odděluje pevninu. Ještě by se mi líbil nějaký hybrid s IR ;-)
THANKS to all of the Windy Team, and an extra special thanks to Milan!
gortahork last edited by
Nice work. Good clean clarity. I like it. Thank you.
anthony10 last edited by
Love the new 'Blue" satellite layer Windy team, it does help the eyes!
Would it be possible in the future to add another layer called "True" colour (if licensing allow this).
The himawari 8 satellite has a great True Colour view that is beautiful.
petra.pik last edited by
Thank you, @anthony10, for your feedback and suggestion.
We are going to implement the 3D feature but right now we can't promise all layers, including satellite, will be included.
Very beautiful and useful sattellite imagery.
Thank you Milan !
Looks awesome!! Great work
wxr last edited by
Looks great. Thank you.