Blog: General

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-5e88d01b8a220694935999-i/]  to access the sea surface temperatures layer: [crayon-5e88d01b8a22a393952226/] 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...

May 15

Aeris Javascript Weather SDK 1.2.0 Released

Our new AerisWeather Javascript Weather SDK provides you with tons of features so you can easily add weather data and imagery into your custom applications. From performing simple API data requests to full-featured interactive weather maps, our SDK makes it easy and painless. But what if you wanted to combine all of the many features of the SDK into a single, cohesive and highly flexible weather mapping application? We’re excited to announce version 1.2.0 of our Javascript SDK includes a complete weather mapping application. And it’s all built into the SDK so you can take advantage of this new component...

Global Temperature Map
March 28

Temperature Map Goes Global

Alongside radar, our AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP) users request weather observation map layers, especially surface temperatures, most frequently. Historically, these layers have been limited to the United States and neighboring regions, which means they aren’t useful for users in other parts of the world. We’ve been working on improving our observation layers over the past several months, and today we are announcing that our weather observation map layers are now available globally! Going Global with Observed Weather Maps We have expanded our default weather observation map layers to global coverage, which update hourly. You won’t need to change your code since...

Australia Oma
March 6

Using the JavaScript SDK to Display Static Weather Maps

We recently published a blog detailing how users can fetch data from the API using the new JavaScript SDK. This time we’ll spend a few minutes diving into the SDK’s static weather maps using the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). Setup We’re going to assume you’re using front-end JavaScript in an HTML document for this example. Prior to adding static weather maps to our page, we will need a get a few items setup. First, we’ll need to include the library like so: [crayon-5e88d01b8e105839783396/] This can be added in the header or the body. Next, let’s instantiate the library and make sure...