Weather Source Partners with Big Data Protocol Adding Key Weather & Climate Data to the BDP Marketplace
Weather Source, a leading provider of weather and climate technologies for business intelligence, joins the Big Data Protocol Alliance as the first data provider in the weather & climate category. Weather Source makes hyper-local weather and climate data accessible around the globe and across industries partnering with major institutions to leverage weather and climate data to reduce wastes, increase ROI, fine-tune logistics, optimize marketing strategy, and improve resource planning.
Weather Source has spent more than a decade perfecting its data quality processes to ensure the data that businesses receive is gap-free, easy to use, and globally uniform. It can be tedious and time-intensive to manually correct for inconsistencies when data is collected from numerous, disparate sources. Weather Source’s OnPoint Platform, powers all their dynamic data product & services by seamlessly managing the complexities of ingesting, cleansing, and delivering weather and climate data for business intelligence, this ensures all weather data is homogeneous and ready for immediate analysis.
Most weather data providers rely solely on airport observation station data and simple interpolation methods to extend information from those stations to a specific location, yet still claim their insights are “hyper-local.” This is ineffective because, among other reasons, airport observation stations are often too far from the location to provide meaningful insights.
Weather Source collects its data in a markedly different way. They ingest all of the best weather sensing technology available to reveal weather and climate insights that are perfectly tailored to your points of interest.
The OnPoint Platform curates, decodes, and unifies a range of diverse inputs then stages them on its OnPoint Grid. This globally consistent, 5-kilometer grid covers every land mass in the world and up to 200 miles offshore. Each grid point — 1.6 million in total — represents a “virtual” weather station with its own unique OnPoint ID from which weather data can be mapped. This unparalleled, high-resolution method ensures your North American location of interest is never more than 2.2 miles away from an OnPoint ID — as opposed to potentially hundreds of miles away from the nearest airport observation station.
Weather Source users may request data for any latitude/longitude coordinate and view results interpolated from nearby OnPoint IDs. This robust capability means businesses that leverage Weather Source have instant access to weather and climate insights for any point on Earth.
Initial Data Product Showcased on BDP
Weather Source has provided 1 year rolling Past (historical) weather data and will be updated monthly for all 50 U.S. Capital Cities
For more information about Weather Source’s dataset, please visit the BDP Marketplace.
ABOUT WEATHER SOURCE
Weather Source was founded to help clients leverage weather and climate technologies for business intelligence. In 2015, they began development of the OnPoint Platform and in 2017 they released the first versions of the OnPoint data products. Since then, they have provided weather and climate insights to the majority of Fortune-ranked companies.
In December 2019, Ontario-based Pelmorex Corp., the third largest weather company in the world and owner of The Weather Network, acquired a majority interest in Weather Source. In addition, Pelmorex provided significant capital to fund Weather Source’s rapid growth. Weather Source’s B2B expertise, industry-leading data, and product vision are a perfect complement to Pelmorex’s B2C expertise, leadership positions in Canada and Spain, trove of rich data, and team of meteorologists, data scientists, and developers. This strategic partnership has enabled both companies to provide the most comprehensive weather and climate data available worldwide in addition to specialized solutions for any size or type of business.
In the U.S. alone, weather accounts for more than $600 billion a year in lost revenue.
Website: Weather Source — Weather & Climate Technologies for Business
Twitter: Weather Source (@weather_source) / Twitter
ABOUT BIG DATA PROTOCOL
Big Data Protocol is a DeFi protocol powering a Web3 data marketplace. The Protocol tokenizes commercially valuable data through a network of >22,000 professional data providers and makes the data token liquid on Uniswap. Users earn data by providing liquidity to data tokens.
The Protocol has a vast existing ecosystem of professional data providers by leveraging Amass Insights, founded in 2015 by our co-founders, Jordan Hauer and Mark Donovick. Amass Insights connects >22,000 commercial data providers with over 10,000 consumers of data, who are primarily investment managers.
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