Thursday, November 27, 2008

Intellicast Goes Google Earth

Some of you may remember that I've posted doppler radar pics from the Intellicast web site here before. I pay a lot of attention to doppler radar, as opposed to weather forecasts, this time of year. Doppler usually gives me a better idea of what's going to be happening with the rain.

I just noticed yesterday they have a new feature. The ad on their main page calls it a Full Screen Interactive Map. Basically it works kind of like Google Earth where you can zoom in and get a closer look at the radar patterns.

It shows a lot more detail as far as communities go, too, showing smaller places their old map doesn't show. Funny thing about that is, the smaller towns often show up first. You need to zoom in close before you see Eureka.

They also show a little unfamiliarity with the area by slightly misnaming things. The Pine Hill area of southwest Eureka shows up on the map as Pine Hills. Makes it look like a small town, but that can be expected when the maps are created somewhere far away with local knowledge missing.

Kinda fun to play with although, today, with no rain up here, you can't see how it might actually work with the radar included. Not sure if I'll prefer this new map, or maybe just stick with the old one.


At 1:33 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Fred.

At 6:33 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Thanks, Rose, same to you.


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