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November 17

Lighting API and Mapping Enhancements

Our Lightning Add-On expands on our integration of Vaisala's lightning data and introduces several exciting new features, like a historical lightning data archive.

September 20

MapsGL Use Case Series: Consumer Applications

On August 1, 2022, AerisWeather launched a brand-new mapping solution, MapsGL, which is built on WebGL technology. Boasting smooth animations and endless ways to customize the display to your liking, MapsGL is truly the modern apex of weather mapping and data. Before getting into the details, let’s address the root question: What is WebGL technology? WebGL’s technology involves a process of encoding data, which is then deciphered through an SDK by an end device. This decoded data is then displayed as imagery – in our case, weather maps – using the powerful GPUs found in most mobile and desktop devices....

May 10

What to Expect When You Choose AerisWeather Webhooks

AeisWeather’s Webhooks allow businesses to easily receive weather information pertinent to their operations. Our Webhooks are customizable to include the specific data needed and are adaptable for creating end-user products. The following steps walk through what you can expect as your business works with AerisWeather to implement your weather webhooks – including creation, response, analysis, and use. The Process First, AerisWeather will work with you to configure a specific Webhook based on your business requirements and geographic extents. Webhooks can be created around any endpoint or data values that we currently offer, though we most often recommend using them for...

May 10

Tutorial: Setting Up a Webhook Endpoint

AerisWeather’s Webhooks provide timely notifications of the weather events that you care about most. Eliminate the need for continuous polling, along with the need to worry about missing critical alerts. Webhooks deliver all of your weather events – whether it be lightning, approaching storms, or other – rapidly and directly right to you. In this webhook tutorial, we’ll cover setting up your own webhook endpoint from scratch on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’ll also go over some best practices to help you get the most out of Webhooks. Before Getting Started There are some things you should know before going...

AerisWeather Webhooks
May 9

Weather Alerts in Real Time with Webhooks

Note: This post highlights severe weather alerts for facility managers; however, AerisWeather supports the delivery of numerous datasets via Webhooks for a variety of industries and use cases. To schedule a Webhooks demonstration tailored to your own industry or use case, please reach out to our team here. When it comes to ensuring the safety of your employees, facilities, and the public, it is paramount to have near real-time access to accurate weather information, including weather alerts. The AerisWeather API provides quick access to this weather information via the Alerts endpoint, especially government-issued weather warnings (ie. National Weather Service in the US;...

April 12

Weather Impacts and Asset Management

Asset management can take many forms, whether the asset is an employee, client, facility, or goods in transit. Weather plays a significant role when ensuring the safety, scheduling, and planning of these assets.  AerisWeather offers industry-leading tools to assist with asset management, including the AerisWeather API, AerisWeather Maps, and our various SDKs. Utilizing a combination of our services provides the best insight into how the weather may impact your assets.  Our Interactive Map Application includes weather impacts as a standard feature to display the current weather impacts affecting a location, facility, or asset.  What Are Weather Impacts? The definition of...

March 10

AerisWeather Android SDK 2.7.0

We have released v2.7.0 of the Android SDK. This release adds support for the conditions endpoint, the new fire perimeter support within the fires endpoint, many bug fixes, and other minor enhancements. Review the change history for a complete list of changes within the new release. Conditions Endpoint Support With this release, the Android SDK now directly supports the conditions endpoint. With the conditions support, you can fetch weather conditions for any latitude/longitude right now, any time over the past ten years, or for up to the next 15 days. The conditions endpoint is an excellent option to replace the...

Visualizing Severe Storm Threats
February 11

Creating Severe Weather Storm Threats Visuals

As March approaches, so does the potential of severe weather within the United States. Severe storms with frequent lightning, hail, and tornadoes often begin in the southern plains and the southeast, with the severe potential shifting northward as spring advances. There is a continued need to quickly and accurately inform the public with this extreme weather. To assist, AerisWeather offers a suite of severe weather APIs, map layers, threats WeatherBlox widgets, and the severe weather module for use within interactive maps for the purposes of creating weather threats visuals. A unique severe weather endpoint within the AerisWeather API is the Threats...

October 21

Plotting Minutely Precipitation using Chart.js

The AerisWeather API makes a plethora of weather data available. Earlier this summer, we introduced minutely precipitation forecasts, one of our latest enhancements to the conditions endpoint. Today, we will look at an easy way to plot minutely precipitation data – which includes snow and rain – using Chart.js. Getting Started We will need to load three javascript libraries. One is the AerisWeather Javascript SDK, and the other two are for our plotting purposes. Note that in order to set up a Time Cartesian Axis in Chart.js, you will need to load a date library. In this example, we will be...

Hurricane Henri Approaching the Northeast
August 26

Querying for Historical Tropical Cyclone Data with the AerisWeather API

As Hurricane Henri approached the Northeastern US this past weekend, I wondered how often a tropical cyclone has come within 50 miles of New York City, Boston, or other cities. How many were hurricanes? To answer these questions, we can use the Tropical Cyclones Archive endpoint within the AerisWeather API. This endpoint provides access to the complete AerisWeather historical archive for tropical systems, with data from the late 1800s for the Atlantic basin and the mid-1900s for the Pacific basin. When using the tropical cyclones archive endpoint, we find that 21 tropical cyclones have tracked within 50 miles of New York...