Access to Global Satellite Composite Imagery on Mobile Devices
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) has developed a native app to display and animate full resolution, real-time global composite satellite imagery on iOS- and Android-based mobile devices. WxSat leverages SSEC's RealEarth Web Map Services (WMS) to provide near real-time access to visible, infrared, and water vapor channel composites. These images are constructed hourly by SSEC using data from over 10 geostationary and polar orbiting satellites. The capability exists to deliver these products directly to the user allowing them to animate, and freely roam around as they choose.