Blog: General

European Weather Radar
October 1

Radar Expansion into Europe

The Aeris Weather Maps Platform (AMP) continues to grow as a leading service for weather maps. It’s not only easy to use and flexible, but offers a wide variety of visualizations to tell the weather story. Over the past few weeks, we have been continuously expanding AMP with a unique set of tropical layers, a new geocolor satellite layer, and a new air quality layer.  Even with all the new and exciting additions, radar remains the most popular layer within the Aeris Maps Platform. Thus, we are constantly working behind the scenes to improve both its coverage and quality. As...

Air Quality Map
September 27

Air Quality and Wildfire Maps Now Available

Changes in air quality can have wide-ranging effects for people, especially for children and sensitive groups, but also for everyone when air quality drops considerably. In May, we announced the addition of the Air Quality endpoints to the Aeris Weather API.  Today, as we continue to expand our Air Quality API and datasets, we are announcing a new air quality map layer within the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP).  The layer displays Air Quality Index (AQI) badges for locations globally and allows users to quickly visualize areas of concern.  Additionally, large wildfires can negatively affect local and regional air quality. Therefore, we...

September 14

Aeris Android SDK Tropical API Data

The tropics are busy and so are the teams at AerisWeather! Last month’s Aeris Android SDK update added new tropical cyclone imagery from the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). Today we’re excited to announce that we’re putting even more tropical cyclone information into your hands (and apps). Version 2.5.0 expands the Aeris Android SDK tropical API support for the Aeris API Tropical Cyclone endpoint to include point and polygon data! The Tropical Cyclone Endpoint The Aeris API provides rich data support for active global tropical systems. You can get all the details in the full rundown of the cool new Tropical...

Hurricane Florence Image
September 10

Tropical API Archive Now Available

With the traditional peak of the tropical season underway, we have been busy with the release of the new tropical API addition to the Aeris Weather API and new tropical map layers within the Aeris Maps Platform (AMP). Together, these products can better prepare you for imminent threats from tropical cyclones and help reduce storm risks when utilized within organizations. Today, we are excited to announce the addition of archive data for tropical cyclones to the new tropical API. Using data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), our API includes information for tropical cyclones...

August 31

New Tropical Map Layers in the Aeris Maps Platform

We recently introduced the new Hurricane API, including the tropical cyclones endpoint, within our Aeris Weather API. And while real-time, easy-to-use data is useful, visualizations of that data is what helps tell the story in minimizing storm risks. Today, we are announcing new tropical map layers within the Aeris Maps Platform (AMP). These new tropical map layers allow you to create a variety of tropical weather maps within your own apps and projects. Tropical Cyclones, the Primary Layer The single tropical cyclones layer is the most commonly used tropical layer and displays all active cyclones across the globe, including the Atlantic, East...

AerisWeather Android Dev
August 31

Aeris Android SDK v2.4.1

The latest update for the Android SDK is now available! Aeris Android SDK v2.4.1 includes many bug fixes, along with updates to the map animations and even some spiffy new tropical map layers! Tropical Map Layers We already know that the Aeris Mapping Platform provides tons of awesome map layers to help your users visualize your app’s data. So it’s no surprise that the AMP team would crank out another set of layers, just in time for the Hurricane season! With the latest update, Aeris Android SDK v2.4.1 includes the new tropical layers and all their various modifiers and options. Like most of...

August 28

Hurricane API now Available in the Aeris API

Tropical season has started off busy, at least in the Pacific basin, with Category 4 Hurricane Hector, Category 5 Hurricane Lane, and Super Typhoon Maria. The peak of the Atlantic and East Pacific tropical seasons are only a couple weeks away, so we are excited to announce the release of tropical cyclone support within the Aeris Weather API.   The new tropical cyclone endpoints create a great hurricane API that includes global tropical cyclone information within both the Aeris Weather API and our Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). This blog will be part of a series of entries discussing hurricanes, typhoons, tropical...

August 27

Introducing our New Geocolor Satellite

We are excited to announce the new geocolor satellite layer within the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). This new satellite layer uses the latest GOES-East imagery to provide pseudo-colorized visible satellite during the daylight hours and infrared satellite overnight. Geocolor satellite imagery can provide high-resolution detail of all types of weather phenomena, such as storms, smoke and snowfall on the ground. Best of all, this new layer is available to all AMP users! Geocolor satellite imagery updates every 15 minutes and can provide for some fantastic animations, as seen in this video of wildfire smoke from British Columbia streaming into Minnesota last...

API Wizard
August 15

API Wizard Just For You

Just when you thought APIs were only for ninja developers, AerisWeather built an API wizard just for you. Our latest wizard is the perfect tool to get your project rolling without the overhead of learning how to use an API. Who Can Use the API Wizard? Anybody! That’s the beauty of it. If you’re able to open up a browser and navigate to this blog post, you’re able to use the API wizard. Our goal was to allow any level of technical expertise to start playing with our API, as well as showcase some of the API’s built-in features. So if...

June 26

AerisWeather iOS SDK 3.0 Now Available

Early this year, we teased the new major version of our AerisWeather iOS SDK, version 3.0, with several public betas to begin testing and experimenting with. We’re excited to announce that as of the end of May, the official 3.0 version has been released. In fact, we’re already up to version 3.0.2 as we’ve been releasing several bug fixes and improvements since the initial release of 3.0 at the end of May. In case you missed it, here are the biggest changes in version 3.0: Naming Changes for API Endpoint Classes In version 2.0 of the iOS SDK, you would...