Wunderground about to shaft Longtime Weather Station Data Providers, Developers..
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10000's of Private individuals purchase, install & maintain privates weather stations at great costs to themselves. Many private weather station's have been providing Wunderground with their stations data every few seconds some for 20+ years with the expectation that other non-commercial use would always be allowed.
Many of the Private Weather Stations then download their station data via the Free Non- Commercial API to use with websites, Apps and other softwares all of which will be greatly impacted by WUndergrounds recent announcement.
Weather Underground as part of The Weather Company, an IBM business, now offers a series of Data Packages that tap into the breadth and depth of weather data to provide current and forecast conditions, seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasts, lifestyle indices, severe weather and historical weather data. With The Weather Company, you can take advantage of these packages quickly and easily, accessing weather data APIs via the Cloud. The packages are curated to give you only what you need in the format you need it. You can Incorporate weather data into your applications or combine business data with weather data such as alerts and notifications, forecast data, and weather imagery, then apply advanced analytics to build the foundation for informed enterprise decision-making.
To improve our services and enhance the relationship with our users, we will no longer provide free weather API keys as part of our program. If you have been directed to download our Weather Underground free API key by a third party provider, please contact your vendor for resolution.
So to make a long story short, WUnderground are pretty much giving us all the "Big finger" but will still want us to provide our data to Wunderground who they can now sell to other companies and we ourselves have to pay something astronomical like $800.00 a month to "Buy" a API key to receive our own data!
After many Station's providing hardware, internet, data, money, power, time and reliability to WUnderground for many many years they are shafting us!
This Petition is to ask WUnderground to reconsider their business ending plan and to recommit to continued Free non-commercial API access!!
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