Offshoremaps - Lightning and wave maps for offshore helicopter pilots
This service delivers PNG maps for several areas in Norway, aimed at helicopter traffic in the North Sea. These are primarily intended for use at IPPC.no.
There are currently three types of maps:
New images are added every ten minutes, subsequent ones overwriting the first for the same hour. Previous images are available for 6 hours before being removed from the available list.
New images are generated every 3 hours for 0-18 hours ahead, replacing previous images for the same time period. Expired images are available for 3 hours backwards.
New images are generated every 6 hours for 0-18 hours ahead, replacing previous images for the same time period. Expired images are available for 3 hours backwards.
Type of map. Must be used either as parameter or as endpoint (method). Valid types are:
helicopterlightningobservations, helicoptersignificantwaveheight, helicoptertriggeredlightningindex
The geographical area covered by the map. Valid areas are:
central_norway, northern_norway, norway, western_norway
- time (optional)
Time of forecast in ISO format, e.g.
If not specified, the earliest available forecast or latest observation is used.
A list of available data may be retrieved using the 'available' method, either as XML or JSON. The list may be filtered by type and/or area.
updated field in the JSON list to check if a file have been updated.
Moved to production
Initial beta version