Weather Source deal gives Amazon customers access hyper-local forecasting

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Weather data company Weather Source has teamed up with Amazon to offer its weather and climate data to customers of the online retailer’s cloud computing service.

Under the deal Weather Source is making its OnPoint Weather system available in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data Exchange, a new service that allows AWS customers access to third-party data in the cloud.

OnPoint Weather, which relies on a database of historical weather data dating back nearly 20 years and current observations taken from nearly 2,000,000 global points, allows users to access weather data at hyper-local resolutions.

The system uses deep problem-solving methods on raw weather data taken from satellites, radar, weather stations, weather models, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, sensors and other sources to create a dataset designed for commercial use in business analytics or for machine learning applications.

In addition to OnPoint Weather, the company’s climate data tool OnPoint Climatology is also being made available in the AWS Data Exchange. According to Weather Source OnPoint Climatology can be used for determining ‘average’ weather values for locations as well as for long-term forecasting.

“Weather Source is excited about the opportunity that AWS Data Exchange presents and we are confident Weather Source’s data will be a valuable addition to AWS Data Exchange,” said Weather Source CEO Mark Gibbas.

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