Weatherzone was given access to a nowcasting dataset from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology known as Rainfields. I was tasked with taking these raw data files and seeing what Weatherzone could do with them in future products.
I used NASA’s Panoply to first place the data on a map. I then matched the values in the data to work with our existing radar colours.
Using video editing software and Weatherzone’s GIS Viewer I was able to compare the predicted radar with the actual radar to see the level of accuracy and present it to stakeholders.
Using Sketch and Adobe After Effects I then created mockups of how the future radar could be integrated into our existing app. This example is more of a wireframe and lacks visual polish, but showed how the radar feature could transition from historic radar to future radar.
I also integrated this into a Testflight prototyping app I created with Xcode (Swift / Interface Builder). Known as Weatherzone Labs, this iOS app showcased a feed which could be used to alert users to nearby rain and also show the full radar.