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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....

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March 16

Special Statement: Supporting Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research

Along with everyone, the Team at AerisWeather is aware of and concerned with the latest developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This global pandemic has been sparking fear and curiosity all around the globe with nearly 140,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases at time of this announcement. While certain groups are more at-risk, this virus does not discriminate and has created a serious public health crisis across much of the planet. While it is yet unknown if environmental conditions affect the transmission of this virus, it is well-documented that many viruses like the common cold and seasonal influenza tend to thrive and...

February 27

Announcing Improvements to the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP)

This week we are excited to announce new updates and features for AMP – our AerisWeather Mapping Platform. Japan Radar Expansion Within the AerisWeather Mapping Platform, radar is consistently the most popular layer in our customer applications.  With this knowledge in mind, we are continuing to invest resources into improving its accuracy and coverage.  Today, we are excited to announce we have expanded radar imagery coverage to include Japan. The radar information will update every 15 minutes and is available as part of our standard radar layer, thus immediately available to all AMP subscribers.  Check out this example below and add...

January 21

Machine Learning Applications Utilizing Weather Data

Artificial intelligence (AI) and its subsets, machine learning (ML)  and deep learning (DL) are grabbing all the headlines these days.  From basic job replacement to a possible robot uprising, reporters, influencers & futurists are waxing poetically about the benefits (and threats) future generations will experience due to advances in these technologies.   AI/ML/DL Hierarchies While the Team at AerisWeather follows those storylines along with everyone else in the technology world, we’re also fortunate enough to have a front row seat to some of the CURRENT applications of these exciting toolsets.  Today, we work with a broad array of engineers, software...

January 8

Visualizing Weather Data and Imagery with Unity 3D & VFX Graph

We are excited to share this unique use-case with weather data. All development and instructional credit goes to Baran Kahyaoglu. Follow along with his original blog here. At AerisWeather, we’re constantly monitoring our social feeds to see what kind of unique and cool weather data applications our fans and customers are coming up with. One in particular caught our eye when Baran Kahyaoglu of MapBox shared this tweet: Live cloud forecast from @AerisWeather, elevation and satellite imagery from @Mapbox, visualized in @unity3d.#gamedev #madewithunity #indiedev #map #vfx #unity3d #datavisualization pic.twitter.com/nqHsGRBrZl — Baran Kahyaoglu (@brnkhy) November 5, 2019 Originally intended for a...

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December 9

Use Weather Forecast Data to Place Google Ads

In our most recent post, we discussed the ability to use our weather API to instruct Google Ads to make campaign changes based around the current weather of your target audience. Given that digital advertising based off of current weather conditions in an area provides only one piece of the weather-triggered ads puzzle, we’re excited to share a similar tutorial to make Google ad campaign logic decisions based off of weather forecast data as well. Imagine the possibility of selling ice melt, umbrellas, or beach towels when forecast weather conditions tempt consumers the most. Similar to before, there’s some minimal...

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November 13

AerisWeather How-To: Weather-Triggered Ads in Google Search and Display

In today’s competitive digital marketing environment, targeting has become more strategic and focused than ever across paid channels. Companies are switching to dynamic advertising triggers to minimize waste and deliver when demand for their products and services are at their peak. In many businesses, one of the largest drivers of demand is current weather conditions. From showing low fares for flights to sunny destinations in the dead of winter to SKUs for rain protection gear at a major retailer during a heavy downpour, AerisWeather has experience in helping companies optimize their advertising activity for any conditions Mother Nature may throw...

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November 5

Smart Home Weather Integrations: Open Source Or Native?

Internet of Things (IoT) products have revolutionized the way humans interact with their environment, from smart cities taking action against poor air quality by adjusting stop lights and getting cars moving, to residential smart homes automating just about any connected device or appliance in its reach. Consumers around the world aren’t just integrating smart lighting and thermostat systems, but fully connected hub systems that manage irrigation, security, and energy consumption for the smart home. These devices programmatically execute tasks in response to event triggers, with some of the most common triggers utilizing 3rd party contextual data, such as current and...

October 29

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

Update: Please utilize resolved URLs for the moment when following this tutorial, including specifying a time offset. We are actively exploring resolutions to known issues when using map tile URLs ending in current.png within XYZ tile layers. 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...

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October 24

Use the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK’s NPM Module to Build a Travel Buddy

The AerisWeather Javascript SDK can solve weather-based problems all while steering clear of the troublesome tasks that go into styling a web page. This can be done using the SDK’s module which can be installed from the Yarn or NPM ecosystem. This tutorial will outline the steps required to use the JavaScript SDK’s NPM module and build a Travel Buddy along the way. What is Travel Buddy? Travel Buddy will help users understand what temperatures to expect during their next trip. By passing the location and date of travel, the application will query our API and provide some pertinent details that will prepare...