The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration launched a new website yesterday. The new website will offer more detailed information on road and weather conditions.
More advanced, more accessible, more detailed
Yesterday morning, the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) held a meeting to introduce its new website: www.umferdin.is.
According to a press release from IRCA, this new website – which will replace the previous road-conditions map on the administration’s site (www.road.is) – is “more advanced, more accessible (especially on smart devices), and will offer greater opportunities for development going forward.” The map is also zoomable, and the design of the website has been modernised.
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According to IRCA, www.umferdin.is will offer more detailed information on driving and road conditions. This information is recorded by the Road Administration’s staff and contractors around the country. Between October and April 30, information on the website is updated every day from 7 AM to 10 PM. Between May 1 to September 30, information on the website is updated every day from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Weather and traffic data that appear on the site are gathered by IRCA’s weather stations and other measuring devices around the national road network, as well as by a number of the Icelandic MET Office’s weather stations. The base map’s overlays originate from an open database at Landmælingar Íslands.