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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....

coronavirus map
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...

Tornado Damage
June 7

6 Takeaways From The Biggest Swarm of U.S. Tornadoes Since 2011

America’s tornado drought is officially over. The last few years have been relatively quiet, with few large, violent tornadoes. In 2018 there were no tornado-related deaths in traditional Tornado Alley, stretching from Texas to Iowa. But so far in 2019, 31 Americans have lost their lives to tornadoes, nature’s most extreme, unpredictable and capricious wind storms. In the last 2 weeks at least 366 tornadoes have been observed east of the Rockies. Once again, the United States is living up to its reputation as the tornado capital of the planet. Over the last couple weeks I’ve watched in morbid fascination...

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...

February 18

Weather maps made easy with AerisWeather 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...

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 AerisWeather 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...