Windy 3D mode is back!
vsinceac last edited by vsinceac
Of course "3D" is a language abuse (and so is "2.5D", too); nevertheless "3D" is nowadays generally understood as such by everyone, even by main contributors of modern GIS (e.g. ESRI).
I think the aim of Windy is not cartography (ArcGIS, Gogol Maps and other similar sites do this enough well; they hold the required money to do it); the main scope of Windy maps would be rather the Weather.
Thus, the so called "3D map" is just the Earth reduced to a dynamic sphere plotted on a flat web browser window. Of course it is a very rough approximation of the Terrestrial geoid... but finally who would like to get weather maps on such an ugly geoid, while "3D" does the deal for Weather maps? Moreover, holy "3D" actually has "4D": longitude, latitude, atmospheric level, and time validity of weather data layers.
About map projections: of course modern GIS can reproject on the fly any map data layer in thousands of different map projections, one more accurate than the other for a given point on Earth. But all this is pretty costly in terms of required hardware and map generation time. Thus, projections like the so-called Gogol (EPSG:900913), pseudo-projections like EPSG:4326, or famous "3D sphere", should be far enough pertinent for Weather maps on a free - or so cheap - web application. And I think Windy does all this at a pretty high performance rate: it is the most UI responsive public weather maps application I know.
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vsinceac last edited by vsinceac
For Radar data layer, just select the goat, known to run faster than turtles and rabbits:
You use 10 days forecast … not radar! There is no 10 days radar and a radar cannot predict the future. So the word ‘radar’ to mean forecast is a language abuse.
And for the 10 days forecast, there is no way to play it faster.
queeniebrae | Premium last edited by
Looks great and much better than 2D for more true representation, especially at higher latitudes.
johanjoppe | Premium last edited by
very, very good for the big overall picture; thanks!
laleendraw last edited by
That is good. emphasizes the features better
S.B.M. van Voorn | Premium last edited by S.B.M. van Voorn
An excellent addition, thank you. If it would be possible I gave more than five stars!
ethanbr | Premium last edited by
Yea! 3D more realistically illustrates weather patterns, especially in the higher latitudes. Thank you!
jidanni last edited by jidanni
It may be 3D if one wants to look at the whole world.
But I was just wanting to look at just e.g., Taiwan,
and I saw the 3D button and expected something like Google Earth where I can
tilt the view etc.
So for smaller areas it is just still 2D.
Korina Administrator last edited by
@jidanni Hello, radar is not available on 3D mode yet, that is why you see 2D.
@korina said in Windy 3D mode is back!:
3D Globe is being released in Beta version, available for all our users. In the later stages, 3D Globe will be part of Windy Premium only.
it is very beautiful, there is an ease in getting the data with different layers, awesome!
gutaguy123 last edited by
I FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKING LOVE IT MANG1!
jidanni last edited by
OK, I did (logged out):
- Browse windy.com
- Click "3D".
Now I am looking at some kind of planetarium. I just see a lot of stars, no matter how I rotate the screen with the mouse.
Hudson Moreira last edited by
Cool ! e fácil de usar.
malcolm 8 | Premium last edited by
This is excellent - Windy is such a useful tool for examining how climate change is affecting our planet.
3D mode is awesome!!
Jorihlen last edited by
Excelente, espero que sea accesible también para los usuarios llanos en algún momento. Muchas gracias por el servicio, todos los procesos lo que antes tenía que imaginar, ahora están a mi alcance... y graficados!!
great - fantastic! keep it!!