I Love Blr : Visualizing Bangalore Temperature
I was going through weather data exposed by India Water Portal and I was thinking about an interesting application which would show my love to Bangalore. The best part of Bangalore is its temperature, rains and clouds. So I wrote this small app which uses the data provided by India Water Portal (which in turn is by CRU). IWP has data for all the districts in India, for every month and for multiple parameters. They have data for 100 years. It quite an amount of data to play with if you are interested. They have an easy way of filtering and downloading.
It uses Jquery and data is JSON format. View source the page to get the code. I am not much of a visual guy. I browsed many sites to get a color pattern. Here is what I am using for different temperatures 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30. All temperatures are monthly averages and are in degree centigrade.
It took two hours for me to code it. Go check the application and let me know what do you think.
I will add rain and cloud information once I demystify that data.
Nice man…the screen flickered me to a trance-like state :)
Nice one :)..
I want to make a similar one. can u pls suggest how to start ?
Fantastic! Suggestions? Hmmm Is the colour coding random or changes from blue to pink /red based on the temp rise or dip?
Interesting one Thej, Had seen u blog in Infy internal blogs….many a times technical :)
This one is good :D
@Vams start with reading/seeing the present visualizations
@PD added color details.
@Kiran cool. now keep coming here :)
It is amazing, Thejesh!!! Eager to say more of your creativity sooooon.
@Farheen thanks. I will try :)
Maga add a prominent pic of Bangalore instead of colors at different temp. say have pic of a park at temp 21 make it cloudy as the temp increases make it brighter…
wow! cool (or hot!? :P )
now i’m getting few ideas too.. lets see what I could do for Chennai.. thanks for the data link.
Wow! Great idea and nice application.
@sandeep : I will probably do that with rains :)
@veera : You can do so many things. All you need is imagination.
@Santhosh : thanks :)
Hey Thej…as usual..you simply rock…why no data beyond Dec 2002? Or is it a problem with my browser :-)
@sunish they don’t have data available beyond 2002. Your browser is working quite well.
too good thejesh…. i like your creativity…. keep doing stuff like this … is there any other way to get data beyod 2002 because after 2008 the real temperature varies and is too important..
@vasistha thanks. I will see how I can get that data.
I found myself nodding my noggin all the way troughh.
Amazing! am as usual quite impressed with your e-creativity! :)
wow.. really cool app
At first I thought it was webservice call.. got it after seeing the code.
Nice app :)
@shweta ethanks :)
@Harsha webservice would make it really slow. All the required data is in a JSON file. It makes it faster.
I have a suggestion, have the labels (Month/Year) above the slider
amazing post…. thnks for posting it!!
I like your application.it gave us knowledge about temperature,rains and clouds.