Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Help Visualize and Analyze Weather Impact

​In today’s business environment it is essential for many organizations to reference weather observations, data, warnings, and forecast content to a specific location or area of interest.  With GIS, you can view and analyze this information so you can assess the proximity to weather hazards and determine the potential impact to your operations.  

Our warnings, data and forecasts are available as GIS layers, offering you the ability to:

  • View this content with your operational data on interactive maps for all displays – desktop, web, mobile.
  • Intersect our data with your assets to determine how, when and where you have been or will be impacted.
  • Ingest weather content into your own models, workflows, and analytics.
  • Integrate weather into your own GIS business intelligence systems and analysis tools.
  • Create summary reports that provide actionable insight and contextualize the weather.
  • View composite weather radar data and non-weather radar data on a single screen using SmartRad® which enhances your weather forecasting and storm warning services.

Real-Time Weather, Custom Forecasts, GIS-Enabled

All of our pinpoint weather content is converted into a wide variety of GIS-friendly formats in real time - as observations are collected, value-added data are assimilated, proactive warnings are issued, and informative forecasts are created.

We then deliver this GIS content to you for seamless integration into your interactive maps, operational workflows, analysis pipelines, and situational awareness tools. This creates a perfect storm of real-time, actionable, site-specific AccuWeather content and the data about your business that matters to you.

Here’s an example:

A major transportation company with 21,000 route miles receives AccuWeather’s pinpoint SkyGuard warnings, hurricane forecasts, radar, and current conditions in GIS format. They integrate this weather information into an GIS-based management information system used throughout the company to ensure operational safety and to optimize routing of freight.

Learn more about weather layers for GIS.

Contact an account executive today for more information!