Background Maps

Foreca weather overlays are primarily provided as tiles that are compatible with the most common map services based on standardised tile indexes. In the following, information about Foreca's own maps and 3rd party maps is provided. Foreca does not resell the 3rd party maps - maps and possible licenses need to be acquired from the place of origin. Read about the tile format.

Foreca Map Options

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Foreca Light Blue Map

This map is Foreca’s standard map for consumer-specific weather products. It is suitable for many purposes and has great contrast between the ground and sea areas.

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Foreca White Map

This is a standard map version in Foreca’s decision support system for industries. A white background has the best contrast in any weather information provided as an overlay. Especially recommended for professional use in winter maintenance, energy and other industries, where multiple weather parameters need to be monitored at time.

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Foreca Blue Map

Dark blue and dark green tones give perfect contrast, especially for satellite images and cloudiness forecast overlays.

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Foreca LocalWeather Map

This map is used with Foreca LocalWeather product giving a modern look and feel to our out-of-the-box weather service. The map is designed together with Aalto University design students in Helsinki, Finland.

3rd Party Maps

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CartoDB Light

The CARTO Maps API allows you to generate maps based on data hosted in your CARTO account and apply custom SQL and CartoCSS to the data.

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OpenStreet Map

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations and much more all over the world. OpenStreetMap is open data: you are free to use it for any purpose, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors.

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Google Maps

Google Maps APIs are free for a wide variety of use cases, with predictable overage pricing and usage limits for APIs and annual contracts for enterprise deployments.

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Here Maps

APIs and solutions to build location-aware web and mobile apps.

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Bing Maps

The Bing Maps platform provides multiple API options for your application.

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Tile Format Explained

The following document introduces the pros and cons of tile-based maps.

Tile format explained 

About the tile format