Wind Maps and GIS Layers

Global Wind Map - Wind Maps and GIS Layers

Wind Maps and GIS Layers

Understand how wind resources are distributed across any location worldwide - whether it is an entire country or a specific 100-acre plot along a ridgeline. By incorporating scientifically derived wind resource data directly into your own internal tools and GIS mapping software, you can improve both the efficiency of your wind prospecting and the quality of your early decision making.

Key Benefits

Efficient prospecting with GIS data layers
Our Wind GIS Data Layers offer access to the most advanced global wind dataset ever created and allow you to incorporate scientifically derived wind resource data directly into your own GIS mapping software and internal planning systems. This enables in-depth analysis, including site prospecting, sorting, selection, and even project planning. Our GIS layers can be used together to gain a complete picture of wind resource potential as well as with third-party layers, such as elevation, land use, soil type, topography, transportation, and transmission infrastructure, to factor in many of the variables that affect the viability of a site. This enables you to identify promising locations more quickly, gain perspective on the risks of every potential site in your portfolio, and flag problem sites early in the process.
High-resolution maps tailored to your site
Vaisala's custom spatial maps utilize the latest mesoscale NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) models and can be delivered even before on-site observations have been collected. The analysis includes easily interpreted annual and monthly mean wind speed maps and the accompanying data files can be integrated with your own internal systems for further evaluation. Spatial mapping can be performed at resolutions ranging from 4.5km down to a few meters depending on the needs of the client. On-site observations can also be integrated into the analysis to enhance accuracy.
Take advantage of the most advanced techniques
Our custom spatial maps and Wind GIS Data Layers use proven, state-of-the-art techniques to deliver wind resource data anywhere in the world. To expedite GIS data layer delivery, a 5km resolution global dataset has been derived for wide-scope prospecting across states, countries, and regions. Higher resolution spatial maps, as fine as 90 meters, are developed individually for each project site and can be combined with other information, such as power density and/or power capacity factor mapping or temporal analysis.​