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Method and System for Providing Weather Forecast for a User's Outdoor Activity and Travel Planning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249787D
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Ming-Chieh Chang: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing weather forecast for a user's outdoor activity and travel planning based on a specific time and location. The method and system implements a weather Application Programming Interface (API) service to provide the weather forecast to a user planning for an outdoor activity using a map service to a particular geolocation, wherein the map service extracts the weather information based on the user's particular geolocation and the estimated arrival time. Further, if the user wants to stay for a longer time at a specific location in a routing or travel path of the user, the method and system enables the user to create a place and stay time corresponding to the location in a map service and the weather API then provides the weather summary for the location.

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Method and System for Providing Weather Forecast for a User’s Outdoor Activity and Travel Planning

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing weather forecast for a user’s outdoor activity and travel planning based on a specific time and location.  The method and system implements a weather Application Programming Interface (API) service to provide the weather forecast to a user planning for an outdoor activity using a map service to a particular geolocation, wherein the map service extracts the weather information based on the user’s particular geolocation and the estimated arrival time.  Further, if the user wants to stay for a longer time at a specific location in a routing or travel path of the user, the method and system enables the user to create a place and stay time corresponding to the location in a map service and the weather API then provides the weather summary for the location.

  

Description

Users plan and attend a variety of different events and outdoor activities.  On or before the day of the event, factors such as, but not limited to, weather, location, and timing often change.  For some events and outdoor activities, weather can be a critical factor.  As such, users attending outdoor activities often check weather forecasts and adjust the outdoor activities according to the forecast.  However, existing weather Application Programming Interface (API) does not support weather forecasts for the user’s outdoor activities and travel planning based on a specific time and location.

Therefore, there is a need for a method to provide a better user interface so that the weather API easily integrates the result with the map service to provide weather forecasts for the user’s outdoor activities and travel planning based on a specific time and location. 

Disclosed is a method and system for providing weather forecast for a user’s outdoor activity and travel planning based on a specific time and location.  The method and system implements a weather API service to provide the weather forecast to a user planning for an outdoor activity using a map service to a particular geolocation, wherein...