Map Layers

The following is the complete set of supported layers grouped by type for the Aeris Maps Platform. Use our Map Builder for quickly generating your static maps and tile layers with the layer combinations you need, or refer to our Map Access documentation for more information on requesting map imagery.

Base
Overlay
Mask
Radar + Satellite
Severe
Observations
Outlooks
Ocean
Models
Roads
Type Sample Details Code
Flat

Region
Global

flat

Blue Marble

Region
Global

blue-marble

Terrain

Region
Global

terrain

Type Sample Details Code
Admin

Region
Global

admin

Admin - City Names

Region
Global

cities

States / Provinces

Region
Global

states

County Lines

Region
US

counties

Interstates

Region
Global

interstates

Roads

Region
US

roads

Rivers

Region
Global

rivers

Type Sample Details Code
Flat Land Mask

Region
Global

land-flat

Blue Marble Land Mask

Region
Global

land-blue-marble

Terrain Land Mask

Region
Global

land-terrain

Water Mask

Region
Global

water-flat

Water Mask (Bathymetry)

Region
Global

water-depth

Flat Land Mask (US Only)

Region
US

land-us-flat

Clip US Flat

Region
US

clip-us-flat

Clip US Blue Marble

Region
US

clip-us-blue-marble

Clip US Terrain

Region
US

clip-us-terrain

Type Sample Details Code
Radar

Updates
6 minutes

Region
US, Puerto Rico

radar

Infrared Satellite

Updates
30 minutes

Region
North America, Central America, East Pacific, West Atlantic

satellite

Global Satellite

Updates
2 hours

Region
Global

sat-global

Hi-Res Visible Satellite

Updates
30 minutes

Region
North America, Central America, East Pacific, West Atlantic

sat-vis-hires

Type Sample Details Code
Alerts

Updates
2-3 minutes

Region
United States

alerts

Stormcells

Updates
3 minutes

Region
United States

stormcells

Storm Reports

Updates
15 minutes

Region
United States

stormreports

Lightning Strike Density

Updates
15 minutes

Region
US

lightning-strike-density

Tropical

Updates
Varies

Region
Global

tropical

Type Sample Details Code
Temperatures

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

temperatures

Temperatures (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

temperatures-text

Dew Points

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

dew-points

Dew Points (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

dew-points-text

Humidity

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

humidity

Humidity (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

humidity-text

Wind Speed

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

winds

Wind Speed(Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

winds-text

Wind Direction

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

wind-dir

Wind Gusts(Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

wind-gusts-text

Wind Chill

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

windchill

Windchill (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

windchill-text

Heat Index

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

heat-index

Heat-index (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

heat-index-text

Feelslike (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

feelslike-text

Precip (1 Hour)

Updates
Hourly

Region
CONUS

precip

Estimated Snow Depth

Updates
day

Region
Continental US, Canada

snowdepth

Global Snow Depth

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

snowdepth-global

Type Sample Details Code
Convective Outlook

Updates
As needed

Region
United States

convective

Fires Outlook

Updates
Daily

Region
United States

fires-outlook

Fires Outlook (Dry Lightning)

Updates
Daily

Region
United States

fires-dryltg-outlook

Drought Monitor

Updates
Weekly

Region
Continental US

drought-monitor

Type Sample Details Code
Chlorophyll

Updates
day

Region
Global

modis-chlo

Sea Surface Temps

Updates
day

Region
Global

modis-sst

Type Sample Details Code
Future Radar

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

frad

Future Satellite

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

fsat

Future Accum Precip

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

fqpf

Future Rain (intervals)

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

frain

Future Snow Accum

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fsnow

Future Temperatures

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

ftemps

Future Winds

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

fwinds

Type Sample Details Code
Future Road Conditions

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions

Future Road Conditions (Midterm)

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions-midterm

Future Road Conditions Index

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions-index

Future Road Conditions Index (Midterm)

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions-index-midterm

Road Conditions

Updates
6 minutes

Region
US

road-conditions