DINAcon Awards Nominee

Badewetter-Index Schweiz

Project Category: #4 Open Data

This project was created in the lecture course "Open Data 2019" at the University of Bern. The Badewetter-Index Schweiz (or the swiss beach-weather-index) shows where the weather conditions in Switzerland are favourable for swimming, bathing and other water related activities. The index is calculated using Open-Data, namely the measurements of the automated weather stations of the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss), which are updated every 10 minutes.

Additionally, the project uses Open-Data of the Swiss Federal Office of Environment (FOEN; water temperature measurements) and the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO; administrative shapefiles).

The project is however not yet real-time.
The project in it's current state combines R-coding, Web-Technologies (JS-libraries, HTML & CSS) as well as GIS-processing (QGIS). The project is best viewed in a Chrome Browser at 1920x1080px and 100% scaling.