Communicate all weather information in real time and by images of several "spots" in the world grouped together on our windspots.org site.
Two lazy windsurfing or paragliding enthusiasts who wanted to see if it was worth leaving home to practice their favorite sport...
Friends, wives, offspring who want to help them... And lots and lots of time, money, sweat and effort for a beautiful project that already interests, informs and pleases a very large audience!
WindSpots is a Sàrl created in 2004 by Denis Ducret and Thierry Wasmer. The founders decided in December 2021 to stop the WindSpots.com adventure. As they wish to see the project continue they decided to publish all the programs as free and open source software under the GPLv3 license and the two electronic boards under the CERN Open Hardware License.
The WindSpots Association created in 2022 is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Registered in the commercial register of Geneva, Switzerland, under number CHE-470.828.331.
TThe WindSpots Association aims to maintain and develop the network of weather stationseather stations, software (API, Stations, Status a>) and the necessary electronics as well as the website web.
36, Rue du XXXI-Décembre
WindSpots Association is registered and based in Geneva, Switzerland.
If you have any questions about WindSpots.org, the service and the website or if you wish to send or receive any documents, correspondence, notices or other communications with respect to WindSpots.org, the service, the website or press enquiries, please contact The WindSpots Association directly.
The WindSpots Association does not accept or assume any other domicile, location or office in the world other than that registered in Geneva.
36, Rue du XXXI-December
Yes, this is one of the reasons that motivated the creation of the association.However, to function, the association needs members and their contributions.
It's simple, either by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by registering via the forum.
Yes, you can, from the top right menu:
- Choose the language directly.
- Choose through the settings icon: the wind unit, the default station, the graphical direction (present on the right or on the left).
Warning your preferences are stored in a cookie.
Yes, through the "12h or 24h" tabs which provides you with 12 or 24 hours of spot weather data from a given date and time.
The horizontal values at the bottom of the chart indicate the elapsed minutes, the vertical values at the left of the chart indicate the wind speed. Thus, the graph is read from left (most recent value) to right (oldest value).
The arrows indicate the wind flow (the direction the wind is going).
Chart data is updated by station while map is updated by server. There may therefore be a measure of difference between the two pieces of information.
Sometimes stations do not transmit information. As we are not extrapolating values, so there are no arrows at this time.
Wind is usually measured between 3 to 5 meters above the ground. Some weather vanes no longer give us data when the wind exceeds a certain speed (about 70 km/h).
The water temperature is taken at 1 meter depth at the exit of the lake.
The air temperature is taken in the shade, but it is often influenced by external elements (walls that "heat", chimney, ...)
We do not yet have a calibration system for the measurements of our devices, the data is not 100% reliable.
Sometimes stations no longer send data for various reasons, such as GSM, Wifi, power outages, lack of sun for solar powered ones or for technical reasons related to the electronic components of the measurement box. The weather stations are sometimes subject to difficult weather conditions and require regular technical maintenance that we do not always have the financial means to put in place.
Because on some spots the Windspots weather station is too far from the lake to properly receive the measurements emitted by the temperature sensor.
The association publishes the manual to make a station: WindSpots Hardware
You can also buy a station from WindSpots Sàrl email@example.com.
Either by using an iframe, for example for Les Crêts: https://windspots.org/iframe.php?station=CHGE04&unit=kmh&language=fr_FR&graph=ltr&forecast=ltr&map=falseor by using the api: api.windspots.org.
A Windspots App is available for iPhone and Android via the stores. The application developed by WindSpots Sàrl is chargeable.
The Windspots Association makes every effort to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information on its website. However, the WindSpots Association declines all responsibility in the event of inaccurate, incomplete or erroneous information published on this website.
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The provision of this website is based on current knowledge and available information. Consequently, the WindSpots Association cannot in any way guarantee or ensure, either explicitly or implicitly, that the contents of this website are complete, accurate, reliable and up-to-date, that the rights of others are not violated, that access to this website is not interrupted, and that this website does not present any malfunction or virus. All this information does not constitute any guarantee, assurance or liability on the part of the WindSpots Association. Access to and use of the website and the publication of information are at your own risk.
Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the use of this website is subject to Swiss law. The exclusive jurisdiction is that of the headquarters of the WindSpots Association in Geneva.
Updated: June 2022
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During your visit to the Windspots.org website, general information is automatically collected. This information is not used as personal data. Web servers store the following data by default: the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you came to ours, your IP address, etc. This information is analyzed anonymously. They are used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website.
WindSpots Association reserves the right to analyze all collected data.
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Updated: June 2022
SDIC S.A. - Olivier Servettaz, Denis Ducret, WindSpots Association.
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WindSpots Sàrl - Denis Ducret.