WDT Teams with MapBox to Enhance iMap®

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iMap, the best interactive weather map on the web, takes mapping to a new level utilizing services provided by MapBox

NORMAN, OK / WASHINGTON, D.C. , September 6, 2012 - Weather industry leader Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc. (WDT) has partnered with MapBox to bring fast, innovative base mapping to the premier iMap® line of interactive weather products. Rollout began this week and new maps arrive on hundreds of local media and enterprise sites using iMap today.

iMap using the new MapBox base map

iMap, WDT’s best-in-class interactive weather map, provides the world’s most advanced online weather experiences for your website. The MapBox platform supports fully customizable cartography while at the same time, delivering rapid-loading map tiles with reliable, scalable technology. MapBox is the clear choice for delivering high-end mapping for WDT’s premium iMap service to our customers.

Detailed MapBox mapping features:
  • Customized street, satellite and terrain base maps to provide stunning visual display of overlaid weather layers
  • Stylized labels, roads, borders, and other overlays giving the best interactive weather mapping experience on the web
  • Scalable map delivery via distributed edge servers with redundant failover for reliability
  • SSL support for secure serving situations

The iMap suite of products, featuring iMap5, iMapPro, and iMapMobile will still offer the same exclusive weather layer options, high quality Level II radar, global weather information, live storm chaser feeds, hurricane threat assessment and local forecasts.

“The combination of WDT’s fast weather data combined with speedy maps from MapBox results in an absolutely stunning product,” says Eric Gundersen, CEO of MapBox. “This is an exciting partnership. We’re working together to deliver our maps to hundreds of media outlets across the world and starting to collaborate around interface design to build a new generation of weather maps.”

“At WDT we’re excited to bring this unrivaled innovation to our customers,” says Steve Gallien, Sr. Vice President of Special Projects. “Not only will this partnership open up new opportunities for customization, great design and secure performance; the MapBox and WDT collaboration will bring the exclusive iMap experience to users who can take full advantage of JavaScript and HTML5.”

About MapBox®

MapBox is a platform for designing fast and beautiful maps. Its cloud cloud distribution platform is proven to scale with subscribers from social networks like foursquare.com, to media outlets like NPR, to government agencies like USAID, the FCC, and the WhiteHouse. Corporate website: MapBox.com

About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)

Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems to our partners and customers. WDT’s iMap services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world’s leading local media companies. WDT maintains operational offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: WDTinc.com, WeatherOps.com and WeatherForensics.com.