Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
FreshyMap (http://freshymap.com/), the leading interactive snow report map for tracking conditions at ski resorts, has released an overhauled version of its custom software and algorithms. The service’s new updates contribute to an accurate and honest representation of current snow conditions, culminating in snow reports that evolve in real-time with every storm. Highlights of the update include an improved mapping experience with wind and radar layers, newly enhanced forecasting tools that visualize current and future snow reports, real-time photo exploration, a completely new look and feel, and a highly scalable backend.
FreshyMap’s newly released features provide a unique and informative snow report experience for its users while capitalizing on one of the service’s core missions: to motivate people to ski and ride. The update, which spans both backend architecture and an overhauled user experience, represents the forefront of snow report data visualization. Key updates include:
FreshyMap’s algorithms and underlying architecture have been improved to make its core engine, a real-time web aggregator, faster and more scalable.
Real-Time Photos from Instagram
FreshyMap’s photo experience is now a primary feature of the application. Dubbed “photo bubbles” by the FreshyMap team, the new tool makes it easy to discover and share the most recent photos taken at any ski resort and share on the popular app Instagram.
Enhanced Mapping Features
FreshyMap has streamlined the process of finding the best snow conditions with a visual representation of surface wind conditions, a real-time radar layer, an easy-to-view basemap, and a navigation beacon that allows users to easily locate their currently selected mountains.
For longer-range forecasting needs, FreshyMap now offers advanced features like a 5-day weather forecast card and on-map forecast visualization bubbles. Forecasts are generated from FreshyMap’s stream of snow report information, guaranteeing accurate and up-to-date forecasts 24 hours a day.
“FreshyMap is inventing new ways of exploring the ski industry. From dynamic media streams to social photo sharing, we have revolutionized the snow report through data visualization,” said Chris Helm, co-founder and developer of FreshyMap. “Our goal is to provide our users with the best possible product, period. In doing so we're allowing everyone, from the simply curious to the well seasoned ski bum, to watch storms unfold as they happen and partake in a new kind of winter experience.”
FreshyMap, a product of FreshyLabs, LLC, is a snow report data visualization application that provides real-time snow conditions and short-term forecasts at ski resorts across the globe. The unique software creates a visual representation of snow conditions based on aggregated data from sources across the web. The application also utilizes a custom algorithm to analyze incoming data and create a Freshy Factor. The Freshy Factor takes into consideration multiple conditions to evaluate the best fresh snow potential at any given resort. FreshyMap currently ingests data from over 500 publicly available sources and reports on conditions at nearly 200 ski resorts in three different countries.