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Google LatLong: Rain or shine, see the weather in Google Maps
Brett_Tabke




msg:4353156
 4:30 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

[google-latlong.blogspot.com...]


Today, weíre adding a weather layer on Google Maps that displays current temps and conditions around the globe, and will hopefully make travel and activity planning easier.
To add the weather layer, hover over the widget in the upper right corner of Google Maps and select the weather layer from the list of options. When zoomed out, youíll see a map with current weather conditions from U.S. Naval Research Lab. And, if you look closely, you can also tell if itís day or night around the world by sun and moon icons.

Enabling the weather layer also gives you an instant weather report for friends and family living around the world. For example, it looks like my family in London isnít experiencing the best summer weather right now:

 

pawas




msg:4353167
 4:55 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Excellent Feature.

Tonearm




msg:4353199
 6:54 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Evil! Just kidding. This will be great.

hoosierdraft




msg:4353204
 7:16 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Like Maps isn't slow enough already.

httpwebwitch




msg:4353205
 7:18 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Presuming that the weather data is current, this is a great addition. LOVE it.

Tonearm




msg:4353211
 7:29 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'd like to see forecasts integrated in the future.

ChanandlerBong




msg:4353274
 9:36 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

just click on the symbols and you get a 4-5 day forecast.

wheel




msg:4353276
 9:40 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Evil! Just kidding. This will be great.


Left unsaid:
Evil! Just kidding. (not really kidding). This will be great.

johnnie




msg:4353363
 4:53 am on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Now all we need is an ion cannon button

tibiritabara




msg:4353381
 6:58 am on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

great ! congratulations...

Lynque




msg:4353472
 3:05 pm on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmph, Based on the Traffic link found in the same menu I assume the weather is current as well... Great for planning road trips!

loner




msg:4353714
 8:43 am on Aug 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Scrapers.

Seb7




msg:4354048
 9:33 pm on Aug 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

I just hope its accurate. Too many of these things show out-of-date information.

anshul




msg:4354431
 6:45 am on Aug 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Excellent addition.
They can provide living condition as well besides geography and weather.
I use wikitravel often.

astupidname




msg:4354448
 8:44 am on Aug 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Google has had a secret weather api [blog.programmableweb.com] available unofficially for some time now.
Actually, to me the new 'weather layer' seems a bit too busy for me, don't always need all that data. I checked the google maps javascript api but could not find any new documentation for it yet. I would like to see the possibility of being able to control via code what's in the weather layer or integrating it into normal layers without needing to select a 'weather layer'. In order to do such, the unofficial weather api linked to above may make more sense for a developer outputting static or dynamic maps and not wanting/needing every city's data showing all of the time.

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