I would like to create a wind map like here: www.windytv.com. It doesn't need to be animated. However, an animation would be a nice final add-on. I am working with ArcGIS, QGIS, several python libaries and R. However I have no clue where to get started and how to accomplish the task.

closed as too broad by PolyGeo Jan 2 '17 at 10:44

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  • I would start by deciding what software I wanted to use to try and do this. Let's say I choose ArcGIS Desktop because that is what I have on my laptop. My next step would be to search on 'ArcGIS wind map'. If I found an idea and got stuck implementing it then I would consider asking a question that describes what I want to do, what I tried and where I got stuck. – PolyGeo Jan 2 '17 at 10:47
  • Is there a possibility to ask a general question w/o specification? B/c when I choose a software as a first step I would never get answers like Kersten's and that is exactly what I am looking for. As more possibiities as better. As I am specialised on ArcGIS and QGIS I always try to go this two ways parallel, but I think there might be better solutions. And I am eager to discover new pathes. – Alex Jan 2 '17 at 11:45
  • Once you show what you have tried and where you are stuck using a particular software I would expect answers like that of @Kersten to be provided by GIS practitioners who think there is a better way. General questions can always be asked in the GIS Chat Room. – PolyGeo Jan 2 '17 at 11:58

A good starting point would be https://earth.nullschool.net/.

They use the following libraries to create this visualization:

  • D3.js
  • backbone.js
  • when.js
  • node.js

For further information you can take a look at the source code on GitHub.

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