How to correct errors in the base maps
ivo Administrator last edited by Marienka
Windy uses data from Open Street Maps for our base maps.
What is there, we use.
If you think, that something is not correct, please go to https://www.openstreetmap.org/ and correct it
Also we are aware, that there is a lot of wars and territory disputes all over the world. Therefore companies like Google, Bing, Apple and Yandex have different version of its maps, and they present the "right maps" to the "right audience"
We are focused on good weather product and we have absolutely no resources to present different maps to different countries.
Please accept it.
Shortened version of this link: on.windy.com/BaseMaps
UPDATE on Vietnamese map issue (9 Nov 2018)
Please note, the label that we display on Windy was deleted from the OpenStreetMap database just yesterday (see the screenshot below).
When we next generate labes to Windy (we can not guarantee when it will be), the change will take effect, unless some other OSM contributor makes a contradictory editing in the meantime.
Also please note: For every language, a different label can be displayed. For example, in Vietnamese we show "Tam Sa", while in English it's "Sansha" – just according to the translation available on OSM.
We hope this explanation has brought more light into the "wrong maps" issue. :)
This following text is from our member jmh2002
Thank you for your post. Unfortunately the place names are not controlled by Windy.
Please see the following posts about how the map data for Windy is sourced and displayed from www.openstreetmap.org:
Please also note: For every language, a different place name label can be displayed, so please choose your correct language and data display.
Further discussion of place name and language issues or disputes should be directed to the OpenStreetMap Forum here: https://forum.openstreetmap.org/index.php > scroll down & select > users: (the relevant country for your dispute and/or question)
In the case of a political dispute please leave such topics out of the Windy forum and instead focus on the discussion of weather.
Thank you :)