Multiple images and data layers are fully supported in LEADS®. You can build products which allow you to turn visibility on and off for each layers, along with viewing the actual values contained in each layer.
Calculators & Functions
MeteoStar has incorporated algorithms from agencies within the US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon, and universities like Texas Tech and Oklahoma. This allows single button computations of parameters such as the Knapp-Ellrod Turbulence Index, Panofsky, Showalter, Bulk-Richardson, and many more.
LEADS® allows you to shade or shadow any layer within a product. This provides broadcast-quality detail and adds significant value to any LEADS® produced image!
Symbols, Fronts, and Logos
Our software includes comprehensive support for meteorological drawing tools, along with a standard set of line, polygon and shape tools. It contains a complete set of WMO and ICAO symbols, fronts, and even custom user symbols, which let you import your own logos, symbols or images. This set of tools is the most complete anywhere, and can be extended to include the ones you create.
LEADS® contains a simple scripting language that records all events as you build products and perform tasks within the software. This allows you to easily repeat common practices with a single button click. Save files, build charts, perform advanced algorithms— if you can do it in LEADS®, you can make it scriptable, interactive, and automatic. This powerful capability sets LEADS® apart from many other products as it allows you to tailor a complex system down to a single set of buttons that perform exactly the functions you need. Meteorologists need to concentrate on the weather, not the software!
Preference Settings & Permissions
LEADS® allows users to apply preferences on either a global or individual basis. Access can be given on a user or group basis for all critical LEADS® functions. You decide who is allowed access to specific functions, giving you flexibility to maintain your system security without mission compromise.
Thanks to the use of our QT libraries, all LEADS® systems are cross-platform compatible. Our software solutions run in both Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7) and Linux (Red Hat, Debian, and SUSE).
GTS & TTY Switch Integration
LEADS® comes standard with GTS and TTY pre-processors, allowing for ease of integration with your in-situ GTS and/or TTY switches.
International Language Support
MeteoStar can convert all LEADS® menu items, dialogs, and panels into your native language. Our customers have already helped us translate English to Spanish, Polish, French, and Portuguese. Language settings are kept as a user preference, allowing each user to choose their own language.