UberWeather.com now has Global Time Zones & Ocean Surf Data

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Uber Weather is all about “Visual Search”. To that we had GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data in a user friendly way. Recently we have added a couple “New” features to Uber Weather, Global Time Zones and Ocean Surf Data. With the Global Time Zones feature you are now able to tell the GMT Offset, Date and Time anywhere in the world. The Ocean Surf Data gives you the option to choose a date on which you would like to know certain facts like wave height, peak wave period, air temperature, etc. Our Goal is Simple, the best Global Weather! Plus complete Community Information.

surf dataP.S. Play around with the “New” Features and let us know what you think! We are always updating and changing our application and it may have some BUGS, so please let us know!




Payroll Hero gets $1 million in seed funding; scores talent from promise of Whistler pow!

Payroll Hero gets $1 million in seed funding;  scores talent with promise of Whistler pow

What does cruising through early-morning powder on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb have to do with cutting-edge payroll software on the other side of the globe?

For Vancouver entrepreneur Steve Jagger, it’s everything.

Faced with the task of recruiting talent for their latest start-up Payroll Hero, Jagger and his partner Mike Stephenson dealt the one card that trumps Silicon Valley — cut fresh tracks first, code later.

“We call them adventure engineers,” Jagger said of the computer engineers who have moved to Whistler to work out of an office in Function Junction when they’re not on the slopes. “We wanted to find a unique way to compete for talent — we set up an office in Whistler so we could attract talent with the mountain.

“Instead of competing head to head with Silicon Valley, where whatever we offer, someone can get $5,000 more a year in two seconds with someone else, we attract adventure engineers and we sell them on the idea of working and living in Whistler, taking off ski days and starting work at noon so they ski in the morning.”

When they’re working, they’re part of a 12-person virtual global team that has created a cloud-based software solution for companies that need to find a one-stop solution for tracking employees’ time, attendance, scheduling and keeping payroll.

So far it’s a strategy that’s finding success. Payroll Hero that has just announced $1 million in seed funding from a number of angel investors including Ryan Holmes, CEO of Vancouver-based social media management company HootSuite.

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Landmax Inc. has built a “Points of Interest” Editor for Kimberley, BC!

Landmax Inc,  a Software Development Company, has built a NEW Editor for Businesses in Kimberley, BC. Landmax specializes in “Visual Search”, “Consumer GIS”, and “Unobtrusive Marketing and that is exactly what you get with this new application. We have designed this application around visualization of the data. Now when you search for a Business, you can search by Category and not have to know the name of the Business you are  looking for. Once you have selected a business you can see where it is located via Satellite Imagery and Street View.


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Points of Interest (POI) Editor is a NEW product and may still contain some bugs throughout it. Please play around with editor and let us know what you think!


Kimberley’s Hiking Trails are now in 3D on Uber Weather!

Kimberley Nature Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Canada and is now on Uber Weather in 3D! Trial names and distances are provided for you and all the trails are located entirely within the City boundaries, with varied terrain and diverse ecosystems. Kimberley is known for there 1800 acre Nature Park and you can now see it all in Google Earth!




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Google Places API Developer Challenge Winners Announced

We’re happy to announce the winners of the Google Places API Developer Challenge, an event that brought together 87 developers from 27 countries around the world to build applications that address some of the most pressing needs facing our communities. The winning apps address important community issues such as emergency response, homelessness, public transport and environmental impact. Many exciting prizes await these talented developers, whom we look forward to seeing later this year at Google I/O.

Challenge participants were encouraged by civic leaders to combine the Google Places API with one or more municipal data sets to create an application that helps improve their communities. You can check out the applications gallery to see the full suite of incredible applications submitted by developers around the globe, then continue reading to see how the four winning developers and three runners-up succeeded in meeting the goals of the challenge!

And the winners are…

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Judge’s Choice Award for the Google Places API Developer Challenge happens Tomorrow!

TimeframeAPI Developer Challenge

  • August 15, 2012: Submissions Begin
  • November 30, 2012: Deadline for Application Submission
  • December 12 – January 15, 2013: Public Voting
  • December 12 – January 11, 2013: Voting by Judges
  • January 30, 2013: Winners Announced
  • 2013: Live Streaming of Awards Presentation Hangout with a recap at the 2013 I/O Conference


Showcase your Google Places API application at our annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco. There will be two categories of awards – Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice awards:

Judge’s Choice Award

Three (3) application entries will receive an immersive experience at Google I/O 2013, including:

  • 2 Google I/O tickets per winning team
  • $3500 travel stipend
  • A chance to showcase their app at Google I/O 2013
  • Dinner with the Google Maps and Places API team

Three runners up will enjoy:

  • One (1) Google Nexus 7 16gb Tablet
  • A 15-minute hang out with a Google Executive

People’s Choice Award

One entry will be chosen by the voting public and will receive:

  • 2 Google I/O tickets per team
  • $3500 travel stipend
  • A chance to showcase their app at Google I/O 2013
  • Dinner with the Google Maps and Places API team

Uber Weather has been customized for Kimberley, BC content!

kimberleyUberWeather has the most Powerful Search Portal for Kimberley, BC that combines both Text and Visual Search! It is a simple, “Spam Free” user interface which has now been optimized for “Kimberley” content. We are solving the problem for “Visual Search”, with increased consumer confidence in Search Results via GIS accuracy.

Uber Weather may be the only app that combines “Weather” with Google Places, Google Traffic, GIS Enhanced Search and more, in one simple, spam free, User Interface.

Visit our Customized Site for Kimberley, BC = UberWeather.com/ca/bc/kimberleydownload

Advertising with Uber Weather is easier than you think. Contact us and see how you can get started!

Email: Office@UberWeather.com

If you would like to connect with Uber Weather, you can link to our website by going to UberWeather.com/ca/bc/kimberley, clicking on the “About/Contact Us” tab and cutting and pasting the code shown below to your website. You might want to get your friendly neighborhood geek to help you out =)

Hangouts with James Fee – Going above and beyond with Uber Weather

Hangouts with James Fee features candid conversations with leaders from the Geospatial professions, AEC, and related industries. Fee and guests deliver the latest news to established pros while providing background and context for students and new professionals. WeoGeo is producing this series both for outreach and to serve our community. Thanks for watching!

Episode 20 – Episode 20 – The first hangout this year was all about using mapping web services. Canadian geo-developer James Swansburg came in to talk about how he’s using the Google Maps API, other Google James SwansburgAPIs, Fusion Tables and Azure to create his weather application, Uber Weather. Uber Weather is in the Google Places API Developer Challenge 2012 and is awaiting the final judging results. We talked about how James is using Google services such as mapping, weather, Flight Explorer and other services. He also explained how WeoGeo made using OSM data easier for him to integrate into his app (that’s how we met him). We wrapped up the show with a discussion of his business model, Google’s API pricing schemes, and what they mean to independent developers. » Watch!

Cheap Lift Tickets on Uber Weather!

Check out uberweather.com for cheap lift tickets!!! Kimberley Ski Resort: 6 of 8 day lift pass for $200.00! Lake Louise, Sunshine, Kicking Horse… they’re all on there! Want local business info? Uberweather has it all! Check us out at Uberweather.com

Photo: Check out uberweather.com for cheap lift tickets!!! Kimberley Ski Resort: 6 of 8 day lift pass for $200.00! Lake Louise, Sunshine, Kicking Horse... they're all on there! Want local business info? Uberweather has it all! Check us out at Uberweather.com

Uber Weather offers discounted ski lift tickets. For example, you can get six days skiing in Kimberley, BC, Canada for $200. This is a great deal, and we are pleased to help you get it.

There are no “Display Ads” on Uber Weather. Instead, as you click around the site, tabs will appear that may be of interest to you. In this demo video, after you search for Kimberley, you click the “Regional View” tab. Then a “Skier Icon” tab appears. If you click it, then tabs appear with snow reports and “Lift Tickets”. If you click the lift ticket tab, then a display ad will appear for Liftopia.

Uber Weather partnered with Liftopia as they seem to have great deals and we get a 3% commission from them to help support our amazing weather site.

The last bit of the video talks about the BC and Alberta HighwayCamera layer, Driving Directions, and how to open the ski resort in 3D view.

Discount Ski Tickets via Uber Weather – How to Video

Cheers, and have a great ski season!

PS Buy your discounted lift tickets via http://UberWeather.com

Winter Wonderland in the Kootenays!

Kimberley Alpine Resort – View from the Uber Weather Office! 

A lifestyle you could be a part of!

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