Blog: General

European Alerts via Alerts API
June 17

Alerts Endpoint: New European Alerts and Polygon Support

It’s been a busy few weeks with the public beta of the new conditions endpoint, improvements to the forecast API, and recent enhancements to the global radar map layer. We’re continuing this trend with significant upgrades to our alerts endpoint by adding support for European alerts and alert polygons! European Alerts Alerts across Europe are now part of our alerts API. We have integrated weather warnings from Meteoalarm into the API and they are now available for all AerisWeather API users. European alerts will also be added to the alerts layer within the AerisWeather Mapping Platform in the coming weeks....

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.   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...

June 3

New Global Weather Conditions Endpoint

What is the current weather outside? What’s the weather in Minneapolis? What’s the current temperature in northern Alaska? Requests for current weather conditions are a significant portion of the total requests we receive. With this in mind, we are constantly improving and expanding our observations network. So today, we are announcing the public release of our new conditions endpoint. What is the Weather Conditions Endpoint? The new weather conditions endpoint provides a single method to obtain weather conditions for any location globally. This endpoint includes information for the location and time requested using a blend of nearby weather observations, radar...

April 1

Seeking a Dark Sky API alternative? AerisWeather is here to help.

Congrats to our friendly competitors at Dark Sky on their recently announced acquisition by Apple. As news has spread that their API will no longer accept new signups (and is to be discontinued at the end of 2021), we’ve been responding to inquiries regarding the migration of Dark Sky-powered applications. As product managers and software developers explore their options for a new weather partner, we thought it would be helpful to share some of the attributes we feel make AerisWeather shine in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. “By Developers, For Developers” This has been our tagline since Day 1. AerisWeather’s pride...

Global Wave Heights add to AerisWeather Mapping Platform
March 30

New Wave Height and Sea Surface Temperature Map Layers

We’re always working on expanding and improving our AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP), including the new global radar (derived) we recently launched. Continuing that trend, we’ve released two new ocean layers:  an improved sea surface temperature map layer and an ocean wave heights layer. Improved Sea Surface Temperature Layer Our improved sea surface temperatures (SST) layer is now updated daily. Furthermore, the improved data is also less affected by cloud cover over an area to provide a more complete picture of surface conditions. Use the layer code [crayon-5f04fcd23bcb4364016456-i/]  to access the sea surface temperatures layer: [crayon-5f04fcd23bcb9458705848/] Using our AMP wizard, you can test the layer...

March 23

Create a 3D Weather Globe with AerisWeather and the ArcGIS JavaScript SDK

AerisWeather offers a wide array of weather map layers for use within your projects. Whether you need a stand-alone map for a visual display or a fully interactive dashboard for an enterprise command center, our weather mapping platform (AMP) and our suite of tools can assist. Our mapping platform can integrate with many third-party libraries, allowing you to create some unique displays such as a 3D weather map. The ESRI ArcGIS JavaScript API is one potential library for creating 3D visuals. Utilizing the ArcGIS API along with a few lines of code, you can have a fully interactive 3D globe...

COVID-19 Map Module
March 19

Utilizing the COVID-19 Map Module within the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is a global pandemic currently affecting millions of people and nearly every economy worldwide. It’s often challenging for people to grasp the severity and full breadth of these types of situations just by giving them a series of numbers from the data. Data visualizations, such as maps and charts, drastically improve the understanding of data and its impacts compared to providing people with just the data. Knowing this, we have created a COVID-19 map module that combines data from John Hopkins with our own JavaScript SDK. The COVID-19 Map Module The COVID-19 module is a map module that utilizes our...

March 17

Custom Map Modules Using the AerisWeather Javascript SDK

About a year ago we first released our new AerisWeather Javascript SDK. Since then, it’s been a popular toolkit for many developers and companies to use in jump-starting their weather-based web applications. With our version 1.3.0 release, we introduced support for map modules to allow you to quickly extend your interactive maps or map applications with custom datasets and layers. You can now take advantage of the immense flexibility and architecture we’ve already established with our SDK for your own data. So, What are Map Modules? Map modules are self-contained data layer components that can be added to and rendered on InteractiveMap and InteractiveMapApp instances....

October 29

Integrating Weather Map Layers into QGIS via AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP)

Header Graphic: The active California and Western fires as of the time of publishing this article overlaid on an ESRI Topographic map alongside fire risk and radar. GIS technologies have been revolutionizing the science of geospatial analysis since their inception. These powerful tools have been continuously and rapidly advancing to visualize and aid in solving problems. Here at AerisWeather, we use them regularly to model and test our own weather data and imagery, but also to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data in unison with our own. As with any genre of software that...

September 16

Fueling Healthcare Research with Weather Data

Advances in machine learning and patient-specific real-time data are leading to discoveries and correlations never before thought possible with human analysis. Physicians can now study the complex correlations between patient health issues and a nearly infinite list of environmental data that cause or exacerbate a patient’s condition. With these correlations identified, physicians and patients alike have the opportunity to forecast external triggers and mitigate the effects before they present themselves. With increasing frequency, researchers are turning to hyper-localized environmental condition datasets to tell the story of external impacts.  In addition to traditional weather conditions such as temperature, wind and barometric...