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On www.windfinder.com they changed the forecast map. now it looks like this:

new interactive map

before, it had much more details, and you could zoom in it to find out the perfect spot for the forecasted wind direction:

old google map

see http://blog.windfinder.com/post/20001171353/wind-forecasts-on-google-maps

are these googlemap-forecasts still available somewhere?

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Have you got your pictures the wrong way round? The first one seems to have much more info. –  Rory Alsop May 17 '13 at 10:54
    
nothing wrong here: the new map is the first one. It is not that bad, only in the old map you could zoom in further. that's why I would like to have access to the old map too still –  rubo77 May 17 '13 at 19:08

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The data from the old wind forecasts probably came from NOAA, and it's available here. The raw data is in the form of GRIB files.

You can do a search for "GRIB Viewer" and find some apps that will work. You can also search for "GRIB KML", and might be able to download grib files in a KML/KMZ format that can be shown on Google Earth or Google Maps.

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Can you show how to take the data for Denmark and include them in googlemaps? is it possible to show them in the online googlemaps? –  rubo77 May 18 '13 at 11:04
    
I asked this here: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/44349/… –  rubo77 May 18 '13 at 13:24
    
It's possible, but I don't know how exactly. There might be some free apps. There are several commercial, such as Grib Explorer (ocens.com/GRIB-Explorer-P212.aspx). NOAA has the data format on their web site in case you can write an app for it. –  xpda May 18 '13 at 19:24
    
I'd rather don't want any app for it, but have it directly shown inside maps.google.de –  rubo77 May 18 '13 at 20:16
    
This might help: forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=44194 –  xpda May 18 '13 at 21:24

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