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How are Weather Maps 1.0 created and what is their resolution?

Barry Carter Apr 10, 2019 11:44PM BST

From what data are the Weather Maps at created?

For example, since you only have temperature data from a finite number of points (correct?), how do you fill in the in-between values to create a smooth continuous color map?

Also, what is the resolution of the weather maps? I noticed that, for the temperature map, for zoom level 6 or higher, the results are "pixellated" in the sense that everything is a block of pixels, and there are no single pixels. Are the maps only created to zoom level 5 and all further zoom levels are just pixellated magnifications of the level 5 maps?

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Pavel Zuykov Apr 11, 2019 02:34PM BST OpenWeatherMap Agent


Thank you for request.

Maps created from model with 0.6 degree grid, and depending on zoom level may be interpolated.

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Barry Carter Apr 11, 2019 07:10PM BST
OK, but how do you get the data? Do you have data other than point data?
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Pavel Zuykov Apr 12, 2019 12:51PM BST OpenWeatherMap Agent

Hello Barry,

We are collecting few weather models, and calculating our own based on it. We don’t provide higher resolution model yet.

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