Blog: General

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 Aeris Javascript Weather SDK provides you with tons of features so you can easily add Aeris 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 Aeris 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-5daf709302d85313885538/] This can be added in the header or the body. Next, let’s instantiate the library and make sure...

February 18

Weather maps made easy with Aeris Maps Wizard

Last August we released the Aeris Weather API Wizard to assist with making queries to the Aeris Weather API. Today we are releasing the newest member of our wizard family: The Aeris Maps Wizard. This new wizard provides a step-by-step guide to help you build custom weather maps in multiple forms. As you journey through each step, the wizard builds a code snippet behind the scenes using information from what the user has selected. In the final step, the user will be provided with a custom code snippet that can be used in their own applications. We know that not everyone...

Aeris JavaScript SDK Beta 3
January 9

Aeris JavaScript SDK Beta 3 Released

Last November, we released the initial beta of our new, modern Aeris JavaScript SDK. The new SDK is designed to be more flexible, easier to use and more lightweight than the previous AerisJS library we released years go. We’ve now released beta 3, getting us even closer to a final 1.0 release. We released the initial beta with a strong foundation of core features, including: configuring and requesting data from the Aeris Weather API configuring and requesting map imagery from Aeris Maps (AMP) a fully-customizable interactive weather map starting with the LeafletJS mapping library Then in December, we released beta 2...

November 20

JavaScript SDK Now In Beta

While we’ve had a JavaScript library available for a while, AerisJS, we knew we could do better when it comes to an official JavaScript SDK that is both modern and better aligns with our other toolkits, such as those for iOS and Android. So we’re excited to announce that our official AerisWeather JavaScript SDK is now in public beta for you to start testing in your own JavaScript applications. JavaScript SDK Features We’ve written our JavaScript SDK from the ground up using modern JavaScript that supports both the traditional script include method and newer NPM module implementations. The goal with...

Seasons Change
November 7

Temperature Delta for Minnesota in 2017

The most traditional use case for weather data is displaying forecast details or current conditions for an end user. However, there are tons of other fun ways to integrate weather data into applications. Using our weather API, I’ll show you how to capture the greatest temperature delta on a monthly basis in Minnesota throughout 2017. Why am I doing this? Well, I simply wanted to know how large our temperature difference was on a monthly basis. Building the Query The first component of this project will require us to build out a query that searches the entire state on each...

Vector-based Weather Radar of Storms in Dallas / Fort Worth
October 18

Vector-Based Radar Maps in Public Beta

Weather radar is a vital weather tool for both meteorologists and the general public. It not only provides near real-time information on precipitation intensity but also large hail, tornado signatures and much more. We realize the importance of radar and continually strive to improve our radar offerings considering it is our most popular layer within the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). Recently, we upgraded our radar layer to two-minute updates and expanded into Australia, South Korea, and Europe. One of the most common requests we receive is to reduce the radar blurriness and pixelation when zoomed in. So today, we are announcing a...

October 8

Tropical Cyclones Archive with Aeris Android SDK

The latest update to the Aeris Android SDK brings another addition to the supported Aeris Weather API endpoints. In v2.6.0 we’ve added support for the Air Quality, Air Quality Forecast, and Tropical Cyclones Archive endpoints. In the next few paragraphs, we’ll discuss working with the Tropical Cyclones Archive data and step into a few code examples. The Air Quality endpoints will be covered in an upcoming article in the near future. Tropical Season Continues Globally There is only a couple of months remaining in the Atlantic hurricane season, yet another storm reminds us that we’re not done with Tropical Cyclones...