New 53,000+ Points of Interest Search Available
STATE COLLEGE, PA - September 17, 2012 - AccuWeather reported today that it added more than 53,000 points of interest locations to the weather forecast search functionality available on the interactive weather provider's website properties. This new functionality includes forecasts for NFL, NCAA Division 1A, and MLB stadiums.
The new points of interest search types include airport names/codes for many global locations plus many popular U.S. ski resorts, national and state parks, historic monuments/statues, amusement parks, golf courses, race tracks, vineyards, shopping centers, campgrounds, and zoos.
"Our global audience relies on us not only in times of severe weather, but also for their every day weather forecast needs," said Jim Candor, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Digital Media for AccuWeather. "Adding point of interest search for popular attractions such as football stadiums to our already robust location search functionality is another way AccuWeather is meeting the public's need for accurate and local weather information that is interesting and relevant to them."
About AccuWeather, Inc., and AccuWeather.com Every day nearly half a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides the most accurate and detailed hourly forecasts for every location where people live and work worldwide (more than 2.7 million locations), with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, and smart TVs and appliances, as well as on radio and television and in newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - recognized as one of the top 528 entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 50,000 third-party websites, including The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and The New York Times.
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