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MeteoGroup to present at the APWA Snow Conference

18th May 2016:  MeteoGroup, a world leading provider of B2B weather solutions, will exhibit and present at the APWA North American Snow Conference, May 22nd – 25th, in Hartford, CT. MeteoGroup will showcase their product RoadMaster, a brand new decision support system for winter road maintenance at booth #545. Presenting on the topic of thermal mapping, MeteoGroup will offer a detailed introduction into the methodology and how it can help identify optimal road weather sensor placement. 

MeteoGroup has worked with winter road maintenance organizations for more than 20 years, in over 10 countries across Europe and North America, and will exhibit at booth #545 presenting its brand new decision support system for winter road maintenance: RoadMaster. 

The web based RoadMaster portal enables customers to plan ahead and make the right road treatment decisions in all wintry conditions, helping with the planning of staff, equipment and treatment programs. Accessible 24/7, current road condition measurements, precipitation type radar and satellite images provide up-to-date weather developments throughout any road network, while taking into account local conditions in the site-specific road condition forecasts. Individual policies can be incorporated into the system to give advice on the best time window and latest safe time to start treatment. 

Included in the service, the road and winter service app (optimised for mobile use) offers easy to read, colour-coded tables and graphs and the precipitation type radar, featuring real-time and forecast data is able to distinguish between rain, freezing rain and snow. Advance maintenance planning is possible with clearly depicted road weather hazards.

On day one of the conference, Sunday 22nd at 3:30pm, MeteoGroup’s General Manager of North America Sean Pinney, will present a new technology for winter maintenance: “Thermal Mapping: A data driven approach to identify optimal road weather sensor placement”. 

The occurrence of ice is dependent on the road surface temperature which in turn is influenced by many factors including the surface type, the location and also the surrounding environment – sun exposure and tree cover for example. The presentation will elaborate on the benefits of using thermal mapping to place road weather sensors in order to more accurately forecast sections of road most susceptible to icy conditions. 

More information on thermal mapping, route based forecasting and our brand new decision support system can be found at the MeteoGroup booth #545 at APWA.

 

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For more information please contact
Sean Pinney
General Manager North America
sean.pinney@meteogroup.com

Polly Kirk
Marketing & Communications Manager
polly.kirk@meteogroup.com

The web based RoadMaster portal enables customers to plan ahead and make the right road treatment decisions in all wintry conditions, helping with the planning of staff, equipment and treatment programs

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