BBC weather enters 21st Century

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The BBC is to bring its weather coverage into the 21st Century with the introduction of high-end 3D computer gaming graphics supplied by New Zealand firm Metra.

The virtual reality technology takes constantly updated data and translates it into real-time 3D graphics. It will replace the six-years old current technology for weather maps and will air early next year.

"It thinks and works a bit like a computer game," said Colin Tregear, project director at the BBC Weather Centre. "We are trying to take weather data and generate weather graphics on a 3D map that actually looks like the weather."

Lovelacemedia  |  24.08.2004

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