September 15

All about API rate limits

What is rate limiting? Rate limiting is used to control the rate of requests sent and received from the AerisWeather API. The purpose of rate limiting is to prevent our clients from taxing system resources on our end, ensuring that the API runs efficiently as expected, for all clients, and at all times. It is a standard practice employed by APIs, including our own AerisWeather API, to help prevent performance hitches or outages. Rate limits differ between subscription tiers. Our rate limits apply to each tier by referring to the “accesses/minute max” number on our Pricing Plans page here. If...

Lighting Threats
September 1

Forecast lightning threats with the lightning/threats endpoint

Where is lightning occurring? Where will lightning strikes occur in 15 minutes? In the next hour? When it comes to client, employee, and asset safety, these are all valid questions; the answers to which have the potential to alleviate damage and harm. AerisWeather has already been providing answers to the first question through the Lightning Add-On with access to lightning strikes globally. The answers to questions 2 and 3 were a bit more complicated to pin down, but with access to Vaisala’s world-renowned lightning network, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve cracked lightning forecasting and can now provide an answer...

3D Road Weather Summary of New York
July 27

Vaisala Xweather’s Cutting-Edge Road Weather API

Vaisala Xweather’s groundbreaking road weather endpoint and mapping solutions are finally live! Synergizing advanced weather forecasting and sensor expertise, the Road Weather API offers precise, timely road weather data and a detailed understanding of road conditions: Just what you need to ensure safer journeys and enhanced performance for vehicle and fleet management systems. Road Conditions Summary: Navigate the Weather with Confidence Road travel efficiency is fraught with uncertainty when the weather comes into play. To navigate these uncertainties, the Road Weather API includes a Road Conditions Summary, empowering drivers with critical information about the road conditions ahead. It uses an...

July 24

How to convert JSON and GeoJSON files to CSV (and why you might want to!)

An increasing number of companies are collaborating with AerisWeather. In turn, we continue to deliver improvements and widen the scope of our weather data offerings. As companies grow and expand, so does the amount of data they generate. Naturally, leveraging this data effectively can be challenging. One of the most popular methods of analysis is via CSV file. The format is commonly associated with Excel spreadsheets and is popular in data analysis. The downside of CSV files is that they are not as versatile for mass distribution as other formats. This is why AerisWeather distributes data in JSON or GeoJSON...

May 17

Introducing the New Maritime API

AerisWeather is excited to announce the launch of our new maritime API endpoint, designed to provide essential global marine weather data. This new maritime endpoint is accessible via the AerisWeather API and is available to all Flex subscribers. Data from this comprehensive set is available hourly by default, with options for 3-hour, 6-hour, or other defined intervals. It is suitable for various maritime applications, such as oceanic navigation, offshore operations, coastal monitoring, and recreational activities. New Maritime API Data The maritime endpoint provides access to a wide array of information, including sea surface temperature, sea current direction and speed, significant...

May 4

Setting up a Next.js + AerisWeather API Project

AerisWeather’s API is the most advanced weather API available, and its robust suite of hyper-local weather datasets makes it invaluable to an ever-growing number of businesses and industries. Part of what makes the AerisWeather API great is that it can be easily integrated into projects of varying scales and code bases. One such code base that many companies are beginning to rely heavily on in their web-based applications is Next.js. Next.js is a flexible open-source React development framework that enables the creation of fast web-based applications. It was created by Vercel to help supercharge React projects with extra enhancements including...

April 19

Create an Interactive Map App Using MapLibre

The AerisWeather JavaScript SDK is a powerful tool that allows developers to create custom interactive weather map applications using many third-party mapping libraries, the newest of which is MapLibre. This post will illustrate how you can create an Interactive Map App using MapLibre and the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK. What is MapLibre? MapLibre is an open-source fork of Mapbox, which is already supported in the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK along with other third-party mapping libraries such as Leaflet and Google Maps. What You’ll Need To follow along with this tutorial, you’ll need the following: An AerisWeather API subscription or free trial Don’t...

April 14

How to Generate an AerisWeather Forecast Accuracy Report

At AerisWeather, we understand the importance of having accurate forecasts – which is why we offer our unique, proprietary forecast data to our clients. The importance and specific degree of forecast accuracy will depend heavily on use case and industry needs. Errors within forecast accuracy can come from a number of sources, including data sources available at the location, geographic features of or around the location, time of year, lead time of interest, and the complexity of typical weather in the region. In the event that you’d like to check the accuracy of our forecast data, this blog post will...

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.

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...