Transportation and Logistics weather software
Need an application that tracks, studies, or otherwise uses weather information? We can design tailor-made weather software to enable your business.
What is Weather Software?
Weather Software either uses observational data collected by Doppler radar, radiosondes, weather satellites, buoys, and other instruments are fed into computerized NWS numerical forecast models. The models use business and geospatial context, equations, along with new and past weather data, to provide the best forecast guidance.
Why Do You Need Weather Forecasting Software?
Successful delivery demands real-time insights and smart, automatic advisory.
In logistics and transportation, being on time and meeting clients expectations are everything. Dispatchers need to aware and prepared for weather disasters threats to each shipment. Finding the best weather software provider is crucial to run a stable and effective business.
Where We Need Weather Forecasting Software?
Biggest global shipping leaders like USPS, FedEx, and UPS transport 534 million mails and packages daily. Weather is one of the main factors and increases the costs of the final delivery. Overall, transportation companies annually lose $3.5 million to severe weather events. Whether they are transporting on the ship, rail, or road, companies must plan for, monitor, and adjust when weather strikes.
Trucking is one of the most commonly reported modes of transportation that is impacted by weather. While many consumers are sympathetic, significant delays are still frustrating. Heavy snowfall and ice can cause blocked roadways and traffic jams in colder climates. Large amounts of rainfall can cause localized urban flooding, often leaving roadways impassable for days.
Weather is also one of the leading causes of delays in airline operations, particularly in the mid-latitudes, which are generally more prone to widespread thunderstorms. Airports located in areas prone to visibility issues, can offer a challenge when planning early-morning flights. In mountainous areas, low clouds and fog can bring dangerous conditions, often inhibiting how quickly flights can land. All of this can lead to costly flight delays, which trickle down into delayed deliveries and missed deadlines.
Though visibilities can play a role in water-based travel, areas of high-sustained wind speeds and associated wave heights offer unique challenges to shipping. High ocean waves and squalls are usually associated with large tropical systems, but high-sustained wind speeds over the top layer of the ocean can also bring wave challenges for travel. Having access to accurate weather data can help plan a route that optimizes time and fuel, leading to savings ranging from 4-10%.
Additionally, it is not only a matter of logistics chain costs optimization but is also a very important safety factor. In reference to U.S. Department of Transportation statistics:
- 22% of vehicle crashes are weather-related
- 19% of crash injuries are weather-related
- 16% of crash fatalities are weather-related
Benefits of Weather Software Development
Weather solutions have wide-ranging uses and their numerous benefits are just as diverse.
Weather software enables companies to make choices with the most thorough, correct, and up-to-date information possible.
Companies use weather data to plan optimal routes or secure the most strategic locations for their physical premises, for the most cost-efficiency.
With up-to-date information and an accurate scale, the weather solutions keep data points ratings and forecasting models correct, which leads to more accurate business decisions and actions.
Automation and Safety
With weather-enabled software, tasks like location-based weather alert reporting and route planning can be automated. This saves lives, time, and money along the way, freeing resources for more important tasks.
Reading raw data across numerous dimensions & values is near impossible. Geospatial mapping (with multiple layers) turns complex data human-readable.
Need to make decisions regarding locations that are out of reach, due to impracticality or cost? Weather software enables the most information for off-site analysis and assessment.
What Do You Need To Develop Weather Applications?
Weather technology is highly useful, but it can’t be carelessly added to an application on a whim.
For a start, there is a wide range of weather solutions, from software, libraries to tools and data sources. These decisions need to be accounted for at the start - and for that, you need an experienced weather software development company.
We’ll understand your core business needs and understand the exact data that you need for your objectives. Then, we create applications and software designed around this core functionality, ensuring a final product that’s easily read and used by users, whether it’s external customers or internal teams.
How Do We Develop Weather Forecasting Applications?
If your project is particularly ambitious, we can recommend a proof of concept to help ensure the viability and feasibility of the final solution, as well as prototyping to identify opportunities for improvement before release.
In addition to the usual product design elements, we also need to consider which weather tools we will use, in order to ensure compatibility with the rest of our choices.
The Initial Framework
All apps start with an initial framework - this is where we add core functionalities, like login, and basic views, UI, etc.
Add Libraries & Maps
Now to add weather sources and algorithms. Here we implement the data sources & tools chosen in step 1. Data is imported or called through API. We also add wrappers and other efforts to ensure smooth, compatible performance.
Create Maps/Weather Components
With both the basic app structure and the relevant data sources ready, we can refine our maps and components. This is where we can also add attributive data, to better show the information we want to layer on our maps.
Add Objects, Overlays & Layers
With the maps and data ready, we can now add the layers and data overlays we need for the final product to be user-friendly. This is where the data-heavy interfaces and maps are refined and focused.
Test, Refine & Repeat
We have a dedicated QA team. If results don’t meet our high standards, we refine them as much as necessary. It doesn’t launch until we know it fully meets the quality we promise.