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Car Rental Sign
July 23

A Revolution in Car Rental: Maximizing Revenue & Yield with Weather Data

Have you ever shown up to a car rental counter only to find the lights off and a sign stating “no cars available”? The chances are good considering that revenue management for car rental companies has been referenced as being more difficult than nuclear physics.  A $100 billion global industry with a >20% no-show rate, rental car companies are beginning to utilize artificial intelligence to minimize oversell situations and maximize revenue on rapidly depreciating assets. An existing (and oversimplified) view of factors considered by mainstream rental agencies in vehicle pricing, positioning, and segmenting. External Pressures Fuel Industry Challenges From rideshare...

Solar Panels in Field
June 20

Maximize Solar Energy Production with Weather Data

Across the globe, solar energy installations have taken off in the past decade – both at the home and utility-scale levels. Current statistics show that photovoltaic production has reached over 1% of all global energy and is projected to grow exponentially, with China leading the pack in terms of installed capacity. The rest of the world is not far behind though with the United States, German and Japan in hot pursuit. While it’s typically touted as a renewable, environmentally-friendly resource, solar energy is also becoming increasingly cost-effective as an alternative to traditional energy sources and, is improving in reliability annually....

Meal kit logistics and weather
May 29

Meal Kits & Food Delivery – How Leading Companies Are Leaning Into Weather

Meal kit services have changed the lives of many over the last decade – from reducing the stress of a single parent needing a quick, fresh, and healthy dinner to an amateur home chef researching the next new and exciting meal. Once just a novel concept born in Sweden, the industry evolved into a global force with players such as HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Plated leading the way. By 2017, the global market was flooded with over 150 services competing for the now $2.2 billion pie and on track to surpass $10 billion by 2020. Meal Kits Meet Technology This advent of meal kits has not only allowed entrepreneurs to share...

May 15

Aeris Javascript Weather SDK 1.2.0 Released

Our new Aeris Javascript Weather SDK provides you with tons of features so you can easily add Aeris data and imagery into your custom applications. From performing simple API data requests to full-featured interactive weather maps, our SDK makes it easy and painless. But what if you wanted to combine all of the many features of the SDK into a single, cohesive and highly flexible weather mapping application? We’re excited to announce version 1.2.0 of our Javascript SDK includes a complete weather mapping application. And it’s all built into the SDK so you can take advantage of this new component...

globe
May 7

Build an Interactive Map with the JavaScript SDK

One of the things that makes the new Aeris JavaScript SDK so unique is its versatility. The SDK is your new go-to for weather data, static maps, and even interactive maps. This post will highlight how easy it is to use an interactive map and include layer buttons with our JavaScript SDK. Initial Setup Just like the fetching data and static maps posts related to our JavaScript SDK, we will need to get our feet set with a few items before we can begin. Let’s set up the following items: Add CSS and JavaScript files Define the map size Add...

Android Weather SDK
April 1

Android Weather SDK and ProGuard

In the Android development world, pretty much everyone knows about ProGuard. What they think of it, however, usually depends on where and when they ran into it. I mean, back in the 90’s anyone who knew anything about the WWF knew about Andre the Giant. But they weren’t always thrilled to see him – especially in the ring. ProGuard is a great tool, as is evident by the fact that it is part of the Android ecosystem by default. Like most things, when it works with you, it’s awesome! If Andre is your tag team partner, you can tag out...

Global Temperature Map
March 28

Temperature Map Goes Global

Alongside radar, our AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP) users request weather observation map layers, especially surface temperatures, most frequently. Historically, these layers have been limited to the United States and neighboring regions, which means they aren’t useful for users in other parts of the world. We’ve been working on improving our observation layers over the past several months, and today we are announcing that our weather observation map layers are now available globally! Going Global with Observed Weather Maps We have expanded our default weather observation map layers to global coverage, which update hourly. You won’t need to change your code since...

Australia Oma
March 6

Using the JavaScript SDK to Display Static Weather Maps

We recently published a blog detailing how users can fetch data from the API using the new JavaScript SDK. This time we’ll spend a few minutes diving into the SDK’s static weather maps using the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). Setup We’re going to assume you’re using front-end JavaScript in an HTML document for this example. Prior to adding static weather maps to our page, we will need a get a few items setup. First, we’ll need to include the library like so: [crayon-5d5d7577805bf926426811/] This can be added in the header or the body. Next, let’s instantiate the library and make sure...

February 18

Weather maps made easy with Aeris Maps Wizard

Last August we released the Aeris Weather API Wizard to assist with making queries to the Aeris Weather API. Today we are releasing the newest member of our wizard family: The Aeris Maps Wizard. This new wizard provides a step-by-step guide to help you build custom weather maps in multiple forms. As you journey through each step, the wizard builds a code snippet behind the scenes using information from what the user has selected. In the final step, the user will be provided with a custom code snippet that can be used in their own applications. We know that not everyone...

Aeris JavaScript SDK Beta 3
January 9

Aeris JavaScript SDK Beta 3 Released

Last November, we released the initial beta of our new, modern Aeris JavaScript SDK. The new SDK is designed to be more flexible, easier to use and more lightweight than the previous AerisJS library we released years go. We’ve now released beta 3, getting us even closer to a final 1.0 release. We released the initial beta with a strong foundation of core features, including: configuring and requesting data from the Aeris Weather API configuring and requesting map imagery from Aeris Maps (AMP) a fully-customizable interactive weather map starting with the LeafletJS mapping library Then in December, we released beta 2...