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Press Corner

About MetGIS

Company Review

MetGIS GmbH is a spin-off of the University of Vienna. The company delivers highly specialized innovative meteorological services, focusing on the world-wide prediction of mountain weather.
The company operates an extremely powerful, automated forecast system. Based on some of the most advanced technologies, this produces highly detailed real-time predictions for the world’s most important mountain ranges. In contrast to the common standard, extra high resolution terrain data are included in the forecast generation process, resulting in a supreme quality of the calculated predictions. For the first time, the production of area forecasts for rather limited regions (ski resorts, open-pit mines, individual mountains, etc.) is possible.
The predictions are available in graphically excellent representation via the website, but are also provided in form of fine-mesh numerical grids with horizontal grid spaces of 100 m or below.
Customers profit, among other things, from the possibility to use their resources in a more cost-efficient way and to lower the risk of weather-related accidents.

Additional Information

Please also note the section of our Reference Customers to get information about some typical MetGIS users and their motivation for accessing our services.

Find some papers that provide information about the scientific background of MetGIS at the Scientific References Section.

Press Review

Reports about MetGIS have been published in a number of national and international journals:
Austria: Die Presse, Der Standard, Wiener Zeitung, Salzburger Nachrichten, Kurier, Kronen Zeitung, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Tiroler Tageszeitung, ÖMG Bulletin
International: Der Spiegel, India Times, Horizonte Minero, Minera Chilena, Meteorological Technology International, Alpin, Der Bergsteiger, Trekking Magazin, Powder Magazin, Wanderlust, Mountain Manager

Details about the media presence of MetGIS can be found in this table.

Photos and Graphics

Usage rights: The use of these images is free of charge, but only in editorial context with MetGIS GmbH, stating the mentioned Author. By clicking on the thumbnail you will get a printable image to download. Commercial use and archiving of images requires prior written permission of MetGIS GmbH.

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MetGIS-Prediction of fresh snow for Großglockner (Austria), Screenshot:
Prediction of the form of precipitation (rain, freezing rain, sleet or snow) for the Schladming region (Austria), Screenshot:
Example of a MetGIS-forecast of wind speed for Mount Fuji (Japan), Screenshot:
MetGIS-forecast of air temperature for the ascent route on Mount Elbrus (Caucasus Mountains, Russia), Screenshot:
English version of MetGIS showing the prediction of temperature for Mount Everest, Screenshot:
Computer-generated MetGIS forecast of a severe snowstorm hitting the Annapurna region of Nepal on October 14th, 2014, causing many fatalities among the mountaineers. Most other forecast services failed to correctly predict this blizzard. Screenshot:
Example of 7-day point forecast in tabular form for St. Christoph am Arlberg (Austria), Screenshot:
Großglockner (Austria), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Ascent to Hochkönig (Austria), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Powder fun in the Arlberg-Region (Austria), Author: Stefan Sperka
Hohe Veitsch (Austria), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
CEO Gerald Spreitzhofer on Bieler Höhe (Austria), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Alpe di Siusi (South Tyrol), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Mount Everest, Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Mountain Scenery in the Khumbu-Region (Nepal), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Island Peak Ascend (Khumbu, Nepal), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
View from Gokyo Peak (Nepal), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Snow Corridor in Murodo (Japan), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Mount Hotham (Australia), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer
Falls Creek (Australia), Author: Gerald Spreitzhofer