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IBM’s Weather Company to provide weather data to drone operators

IBM's Weather Company to provide weather data to #drone operators  @3DPointerra #IoT

  • A new partnership between IBM’s The Weather Company and drone navigation startup AirMap is aiming to deliver real-time, hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators.
  • The regulations are part of a larger push to advance the US drone industry.
  • “The availability of real-time hyperlocal weather data from The Weather Company will help today’s drone pilots avoid hazardous and severe weather, and will be absolutely critical for safe, efficient flight planning and operations of more autonomous, beyond visual-line-of-sight drones.”
  • The partnership will utilize The Weather Company’s cloud-based forecasting platform, along with AirMap’s app for iOS and its APIs for developers, to provide drone pilots access to weather data such as temperature, precipitation, pressure, and cloud cover.
  • As owners of one the largest private weather enterprises in the world, IBM says the partnership comes at a critical time for the US drone industry.

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A new partnership will utilize The Weather Company’s cloud-based forecasting platform, along with AirMap’s app for iOS and its APIs for developers.


IBM’s Weather Company to provide weather data to drone operators

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