Earth Networks, Inc. operates weather observation and lightning networks in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It gathers, analyzes, and distributes environmental observations from around the world to help promote a better understanding of the planet and its atmosphere. The company’s products and services include forecasting, LCD weather display, GIS data services, data feed, meteorological, online weather, plume modeling, lightning network, weather stations, dangerous thunderstorm alerts, weather monitoring and alerting, atmospheric data, and risk notification systems; and weather cameras. It serves various industries, such as agriculture, education, energy and utilities, media, sports and recreation, electric power, and transportation; and federal, state, and local emergency response and government agencies, clubs, societies, consumers, and organizations. The company was formerly known as AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Earth Networks, Inc. in January 2011. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.