Use Windy layer over our own map
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is it possible to have a map like Google map or Here map and to display Windy informations over it.
Like the "Satellite" layer view in Google map.
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Would it be better? This is what exists in Windy now, compared to the Google map and its satellite images:
Then when you zoom out a bit:
But when you zoom out further the overlay colors will washout the satellite image's colors. Meanwhile the essential geographic features are still visible in Windy anyway for weather-related purposes:
The satellite image is going to be covered with a colored wash from the overlay on top, but it will also interfere with the overlay's color display and detail if there's a transparency factor used to show both of them (maybe a slider to find the best mix of the two):
But Windy is already displaying the major topographical and human features anyway through the weather overlay - in this case the 'Rain Accumulation' overlay:
Would a satellite background be better for weather forecast detail? Probably not.
But a satellite background sure would look good behind some overlays like clouds and snow for instance if there was transparency where no information was being displayed (plus an On/Off button for the satellite layer).
You have the choice to use the default map or a satellite view.
Just select Settings and scroll down the list. Then change the Background map type.
But both background maps are only available at low zoom levels.
As @WXcycles said, I do not see the benefit of using this map type. But you may prefer it...
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thank you for your answers.
My problem is that I work for a map provider, we develop our own map and I want to add the Windy layer keeping my map.
I want to let our customers to activate or not the weather using Windy API.
In my first post, I used Google Map as an example but we only want to use Windy layer on our map (and eventually on Here map).
Is it possible ?