WeatherCAM

technology

Our proprietary image-processing technology, combined with a clever use of the environmental metrics tracked by embedded camera sensors, is the key for sensing weather conditions from pictures and video frames.

Connected cameras are everywhere, at road corners and in our pockets as well: by augmenting the potential of non dedicated, existing hardware, WeatherCAM integrates traditional weather monitoring networks (which are sparse and expensive) with cheaper, denser and smarter networks of static and mobile sensors, thus disrupting the current panorama of precipitation sensing.

WeatherCAM is

Smart

WeatherCAM reads the optical signatures of the hydrometeors (the bright streaks that raindrops, snowflakes and hail leave in a picture) to estimate the intensity of the precipitation in the scene captured by the camera.

Accurate

WeatherCAM combines cutting edge computer vision techniques with a physical model that describes how precipitation is seen, to process pictures and derive weather figures in real time.

Low cost

WeatherCAM does not require to install new expensive hardware. It processes pictures from millions of existing connected cameras, abating the costs for high spatial and temporal resolution weather monitoring.

The right device for every situation

Surveillance cameras

Cameras are ideal to perform continuous weather monitoring and produce time series referred to the sites where they are installed.

Smartphones

Smartphones are perfect to track severe weather events anywhere and anytime, and may support users with weather-related alerts and notifications.

Your weather, your privacy

Images captured by surveillance cameras and smartphones are preprocessed onboard the devices to avoid privacy issues. Only weather related information is uploaded in the cloud, where WeatherCAM completes tasks like rainfall estimation and snow recognition.

Wether in HD

WaterView, processes all the gathered data to provide services like local precipitation time series with high temporal resolution (5 to 10 minutes) or interpolated precipitation maps in raster format, with cells of 1 km2 and temporal resolution of 1 hour.