Visually evaluating data sets using View Service
Many datasets provided by the FMI's Open data service can be evaluated visually using the Web Map Service (WMS) interface and an appropriate client software.
The FMI WMS services are not intended as primary means of accessing open data, and the usage is more limited than for the Download service. For example if you wish to use weather radar data in your web or mobile application, you must first download the radar data using the WFS Download service and then provide the radar images to your application yourself. Direct use of the FMI's WMS service for other than evalutation purposes is not allowed because of the high network bandwidth and processing requirements.
If you want to use WMS interface for you client application or provide the FMI Open Data as part of your WMS service your are free to set up your own WMS service. You can provide your own visualisations of FMI Open Data through it as long as you fulfil the terms of the Finnish Meteorological Institute's Open Data Licence. Some of the of the most popular open source WMS servers are Geoserver and MapServer, but there are also a lot of other server applications to choose from.