June 9

New Global Radar Enhancements

In February, we released our Global Radar (Derived) for the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). Following the release, we received very positive feedback as well as some suggestions for improvements. We’ve listened to all the feedback and this week released a significant update to this layer!

Global Radar Combined with Actual Radar Data

The global radar layer now combines our standard radar with the derived radar.

Global Radar Showing storms in Minnesota and Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf

Global Radar Showing storms in Minnesota and Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf


With this change, areas including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and others display the same radar information as our standard radar layer. Other locations, such as Africa and South America, will utilize the derived radar based on satellite and model information. Additionally, as we continue to expand our radar footprint, these locations will automatically be integrated into the global radar layer.

This integration provides higher resolution and now updates every 2 minutes. These changes now allow users to use the global radar as a potential alternative to the standard radar layer.

The global derived radar is available for AMP Premium users can be integrated using the layer name :

Or, you can use our AMP Wizard:

Regional Radar Update Frequency

Users often ask how frequently the radar updates? The radar layers update every 2 minutes, though different global regions may update at different frequencies.

The radar and global derived radar layers are composite snapshots of the latest radar information, updated every 2 minutes. While each radar data source update at the following frequencies:

  • USA (CONUS, AK, HI, PR, & GU) – every 2 minutes
  • Canada – every 10 minutes
  • United Kingdon – every 15 minutes
  • Germany / Western Europe – every 5 minutes
  • South Korea – every 10 minutes
  • Japan – every 15 minutes
  • Australia – every 6 minutes

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