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May 3

Protect Your AerisWeather API Credentials!

One of the most common concerns we encounter is how to protect your AerisWeather API credentials. While it can be difficult to have API credentials that are completely secure, we do provide tools to help assist with many threats. One of those tools is the namespace feature that we have built into the member’s area ready for you to use today. Locating Your API Credentials / Namespace Options Let’s start by logging into your account from the home page. Next, click on the Apps tab where you will have all the tools necessary for managing your applications. Here you will be...

May 2

Anticipate Threats with Weather Alerts

Previously in our severe weather series, we’ve discussed severe weather outlooks and storm cells. This article will continue the series by concentrating on the weather alerts datasets available with the AerisWeather API and the AerisWeather Mapping Platform.  This information is perfect for integration into mobile and notification platforms, allowing you to notify users quickly when severe weather events may be nearing. These advisories datasets provides access to all currently active US advisories as issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS issues a variety of severe weather warnings, watches, advisories and statements that may be issued for individual or multiple forecast zones or...

April 27

Preparing for Severe Weather with Convective Outlooks

Severe weather season is continuing this week, with several days of severe weather forecast across the central and southeastern US. Convective outlooks provide insight into the potential for severe weather for up to a week out, giving the probabilities of areas seeing severe weather such as large hail, damaging winds, and even tornadoes. We continue our severe weather product series where we highlight severe weather-related features of the AerisWeather API and AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). Last time, we discussed our storm cell features and how they provide information on where storms are currently and where they’re heading. This time, we’re going to look at...

AerisWeather Android Dev
April 26

AerisWeather Android SDK v2.0 Has Arrived!

Pretty much any time we hear someone say “version 2.0”, it conjures up images of things all shiny and new, with the promise of improvement and innovation around every corner. This milestone release of AerisWeather Android SDK v2.0 is no different, bringing with it a full arsenal of goodies. AerisWeather API endpoints, AMP map layers, a improved permissions set and updated dependencies. It’s everything you need to create the next groundbreaking Android weather app!   Version 2.0 At a Glance So while the development team toiled away on version 2.0 of the SDK, we posted a few betas. We wanted to get...

April 17

Better Weather Maps as AMP Continues to Grow

Over the past year, we have continued to expand and improve the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP) by adding many new features, capabilities, visualization tools, and new weather layers. Recently we’ve pushed out several updates that have added and improved on over 25 weather layers. There have also been additional updates to our Map Builder, AMP Visualizer, and Legend Builder tools.  These new layers and features allow you to create unique weather maps and visualizations for your websites, visual displays, and mobile applications. Making Weather Maps Global Our AerisWeather API has always been a global API, providing worldwide observations, forecasts and more.  Our focus in 2017 is to make...

April 12

Storm Cells – Tracking the Storms

Where are the storms? Where are they heading? What cities are in their path? With severe weather season in full swing, these are some common questions that can be answered using data from current storm cells. This article is the second in our series highlighting the severe weather-related features of the AerisWeather API. In our first article, we highlighted the various severe weather features of the AerisWeather API. This time, we will expand on the storm cells API endpoint and AMP layers. The stormcells endpoint provides information on the individual storm cells across the United States, including Puerto Rico and Guam....

Severe Weather Endpoints
April 6

Severe Weather with the AerisWeather API

Severe weather season is upon us again. Unfortunately major outbreaks have already occurred across the Southern Plains and throughout the Southeastern U.S. recently. Over the past week, more than 100 tornado-related and over 500 hail reports have been received. The AerisWeather API provides a variety of severe weather-related endpoints you can use in your own applications so you and your users stay on top of threatening conditions. All of the severe weather endpoints we’ll review are available via our AerisWeather API Premium and free developer accounts. This article will be the first in a series detailing our severe weather-related endpoints. We will first highlight the severe weather...

March 22

AerisWeather Android SDK v2 Beta 3 – It’s All About the Maps

We’re happy to announce the arrival of the AerisWeather Android SDK, Beta 3! So as you might have gleaned from the title, this beta is all about maps. With this update, we concentrated on improved integration of our AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). For an example of the map updates, check out the Demo app. It provides examples of the variety of the available layers and modifier options. You’ll also notice that there is now support for setting the Google base map type to “none”. As a result, you can choose whether you want the standard Google base layers or AMP’s...

December 7

There’s a Weather Index For That!

We are all familiar with the direct impact weather conditions can have on our day-to-day lives. There are days where hanging out at the beach seems like a no-brainer. On the contrary, we have all experienced circumstances that prevented us from doing something as simple as driving to the supermarket. As technologies have advanced we have been able to not only observe and report current conditions but also accurately provide weather forecasts. To some degree, we can literally predict the future. But what if we took that one step further? What if we were able to forecast the potential for...

3d view of Matthew
September 28

Blending Data with AerisWeather Maps

With Tropical Storm Matthew heading towards the Caribbean, we’ve been testing our upcoming tropical layers for AerisWeather Maps. In the process, we also experimented with combining different layers with some of the advanced Maps features such as blends: With the above image, we combined the flat-dk and water-depth base layers. Then added the high-resolution visible satellite imagery with a hard-light blend: flat-dk,water-depth,sat-vis-hires:blend(hard-light) The hard light blend allows the blue from the water layer to mix with the darker areas of the visible satellite while leaving the clouds white. Adding the lightning strike density layer to the map, which depicts lightning...