Articles by Lee Huffman

May 13

Aeris Interactive 1.5 Released with Google Maps API V3 Support

We have upgraded Aeris Interactive to version 1.5. This upgrade adds support for Google Maps API V3, as Google will be shutting down their gmaps API V2 later this month. Enabling Google Maps V3 and Obtaining an API Key To ensure your maps will continue to work, you will need to enable your websites & hosted sites to use Google Maps API v3. Since you are currently using the maps with API v2, enabling Google maps API v3 (if not already enabled) is fairly simple, per the following steps (your IT group may need make the change). Browse to

April 11

Aeris API 1.2 Released

We released version 1.2 of our Aeris Weather API. This release includes new endpoints for US climate normals as US tide predictions as well as other enhancements. Review the version history for the complete list of changes. US Climate Normals The new normals endpoint provides access to the 30-year climate normals for maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation and snowfall. Data is available in daily, monthly and annual summaries. To query your local normals for today, your query would look similar to: [crayon-5b733a0908e24792523678-i/] To obtain the normals for the next week: [crayon-5b733a0908e2a688138215-i/] Using the complex search functionality built into the Aeris...

March 27

Aeris Weather JavaScript SDK 1.1 Released

Today we released an update to our Javascript SDK that fixes a few minor bugs, adds new data collections to reflect the new API endpoints released in version 1.1, and a new Daily Records widget.  For the complete list of changes view the version history. New Data Collections The new data collections are: Earthquakes – Provide access to worldwide earthquakes Fires – Access to US fires Records – Access to US daily records. Sunmoon – Access to worldwide sun and moon information. MoonPhases – Access to moon phase calendar information. These correspond to the equivalent Aeris API endpoints of the same...

January 27

Aeris API 1.0.5 Update

We released version 1.0.5 of the Aeris Weather API which provides support for Canadian postal codes and several bug fixes. Review the version history for a complete list of changes. Canadian Postal Codes With this release, Canadian postal codes have been added to our supported place formats. When using postal codes, the space that occurs within the middle is optional, making “M3C 4H9” and “M3C4H9” equivalent. An example of finding the place information for a postal code: [crayon-5b733a0909990072115274-i/] [crayon-5b733a0909996891837716-i/] [crayon-5b733a0909999289745465-i/] An example of finding the closest observation for a postal code: [crayon-5b733a090999c531991907-i/] Warnings We have introduced the concept of request...

January 11

Aeris API 1.0.3 Update

Today we released version 1.0.3 of the Aeris Weather API. This release provides support for auto-complete style queries with the new “starts with” functionality as well as several other minor items. Additionally, with this release we added batch requests as a beta feature! Batch requests allow you to query multiple endpoints with a single request to the servers. Review the version history for a complete list of changes. “Starts With” Query / Auto-Complete A common feature seen in many weather applications is the auto-complete style functionality that queries the server as a user is typing in a location name. Now...

January 5

Aeris API 1.0.2 Update

Today we released version 1.0.2 of  the Aeris Weather API that provides some significant new capabilities, as well as several enhancements and bug fixes. The complete list of changes can be found in our version history, though some of the more significant enhancements include: Sorting Most APIs allow fetching of data, but leave sorting and filtering up to the developer to handle. With the Aeris API, we aim to simplify development by allowing the API to handle many of these features instead. The new sort parameter allows making requests for data that is sorted by one or more elements from...

December 13

Aeris API 1.0.1 Update

First off, we would like to say thanks for the tremendous enthusiasm and interest in our new Aeris product suite and the new site design. Over the coming weeks we will continue to expand Aeris with additional datasets, capabilities, JavaScript / PHP toolkits and more. With that, today we released an update to the Aeris API that provided several bug fixes and added some enhanced capabilities. The complete list of changes is available in the version history, though some of the major enhancements include: Enhanced Location Support Complete US state names or Canadian province names may be used. For example:...