May 20, 2019 -- Visual Crossing Corporation is proud to announce the release of the next component of its Weather Services platform, Weather Data Services immediately available for Microsoft Excel, interactive web, and web services API. Users can choose between an interactive add-in for Microsoft Excel, a web page, and a web services API that can be embedded into virtually any application. This technology empowers analysts to enable their analyses and applications with weather data.
The Weather Data Services solution offers both worldwide historical weather data covering the past twenty years and forecasts based on various national models. Historical weather data can be easily joined with data from any source including business records, academic reports, hobby schedules, or scientific projects to show correlations to past performance data. This data can be used directly on tasks such as predictive model creation and presentation, or it can be used to fuel planning and what-if analysis based on live weather forecast data.
Available today for every major analysis platform
Visual Crossing Weather Data Services add-in for Microsoft Excel is the fastest way for Excel users to get weather data into any workbook. Simply downloading and installing the add-in from Microsoft App Source ( https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/office/WA200000014) will allow a user to begin analyzing weather data in minutes.
The web-based interface ( https://cloud1.visualcrossing.com/weather/weather-data-services) is available for everyone with a web browser and allows the weather data to be exported as a CSV file or via a web services URL. This URL can be used to easily load the results of the weather query into Google Sheets, Microsoft Access, or another database or analysis tool.
The web implementation is driven by a web services infrastructure that can be used via script or code to embed weather data seamlessly into any application. This allows developers on any platform to add high-quality weather data directly into their solutions.
Powerful technology that makes weather analysis simple
Although the user interfaces are easy-to-use, the technology behind Visual Crossing Weather Data Services blends the power of cloud computing with millions of weather records from more than one-hundred thousand reporting stations worldwide. Data is collected, cleaned, and intelligently interpolated to ensure that only the most relevant and accurate stations are included for analysis. Errant station data is discarded, and nearby stations are used in a process to produce the most accurate picture of the weather profile during any hour or day for any requested point on the globe.
Weather Data Services is hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure to provide fast access in a scalable, redundant environment.
For more information about Visual Crossing Weather Data Services for Microsoft Excel, web browser, and API visit https://www.visualcrossing.com/weather-data. In addition to single user options, multiuser and enterprise licenses are also available for commercial purposes.
About Visual Crossing
Founded in 2003, Visual Crossing Corporation is the technology leader providing mapping, weather, and big data integrations for business data solutions. With expertise in data analysis, big data processing, and cloud solutions, Visual Crossing is uniquely positioned to simplify complex tasks that need access to huge quantities of data to bring powerful insight to analysts. For more information and to see a demo, please visit http://www.visualcrossing.com