#1373: Gustgraph

I was in a major city today during a rainstorm and noticed that certain locations each had a pile of broken umbrellas on the pavement, dumped by their owners as the local wind had reduced them to tatters.

Today’s invention is a gustiness map overlay for Google Street View.

This would be based on crowdsourced information about where damaging winds usually occur (mostly on street corners) and result in a display in the form of a superimposed ‘heatmap’ on a mobile phone clipped to the shaft of their brolly.

Owners would be better prepared to re-orientate their umbrellas and thus reduce the waste which unexpected blasts cause.

One Comment:

  1. Brilliant for cyclists who get buffeted! I often change my route to avoid being blown under a bus! 10/10

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