Tutorials

October 21

Plotting Minutely Precipitation using Chart.js

The AerisWeather API makes a plethora of weather data available. Earlier this summer, we introduced minutely precipitation forecasts, one of our latest enhancements to the conditions endpoint. Today, we will look at an easy way to plot minutely precipitation data using Chart.js. Getting Started We will need to load three javascript libraries. One is the AerisWeather Javascript SDK, and the other two are for our plotting purposes. Note that in order to set up a Time Cartesian Axis in Chart.js, you will need to load a date library. In this example, we will be using date-fns. [crayon-617a38991201f826249429/] Setting Up the Request...

Displaying Individual Tropical Cyclones
August 17

How to Display Individual Tropical Cyclones

The tropical season is upon us, with the seasonal peak just a few weeks away. As tropical storms and hurricanes form, our JavaScript SDK’s tropical module is perfect for displaying their track, latest position, and forecast. The Tropical Cyclone Demo displays many of the Tropical Module’s capabilities, showing users how AerisWeather can display tropical cyclones in real time. As we approach the seasonal peak in the Atlantic basin, there are often multiple active systems that may have overlapping tracks and five-day forecasts, such as this weekend, with Tropical Storm Fred and Tropical Storm Grace:   As seen, displaying tropical cyclones on a map can highlight overlapping...

August 13

Adding Custom Styles to the Tropical Cyclone Module

With Tropical Storm Fred threatening the Gulf Coast states and peak hurricane season just around the corner, now is a great time to discuss how to take your hurricane tracking to the next level by adding custom styles to the Tropical Cyclone module on the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK. The AerisWeather JavaScript SDK has a plethora of features. The InteractiveMapApp allows you to plot weather data on an interactive map easily and comes with several built-in modules which can simplify the plotting of weather data. The Tropical Cyclone Module provides users with predefined styling and functionality for plotting various tropical cyclones endpoint-related data layers.  While these default styles may suffice for most...

Severe Weather Module Map
July 1

Tracking Storm Threats With the Severe Weather Module

In March, we introduced the popular Severe Weather Module for use with the AerisWeather Interactive Map App to track storm threats. We’ve since added a new feature that allows you to tap into the power of the AerisWeather Threats endpoint within the Interactive Map App. There’s no need to write code to query the AerisWeather API Threats Endpoint, we’ve taken care of the hard part. All you have to do now is click on the map to display approaching storm threats in the infopanel. Threats Endpoint Background The Threats Endpoint is one of many severe weather endpoints in the AerisWeather API. It’s much more than just National Weather Service warnings, it utilizes a plethora of other meteorological-related parameters as well...

Dark Sky API Replacement
June 8

Migrate From the Dark Sky API to AerisWeather Without Writing a Single Line of Code

With Apple’s acquisition of Dark Sky in April, 2020, it was announced that they would no longer accept new API signups and sunset existing accounts by the end of 2021. With that day rapidly approaching, we are excited to share the following guide for migrating your current Dark Sky subscription to AerisWeather, a popular Dark Sky API replacement, without ever writing a single API query. Thanks to our powerful Wizards, you’ll gain the ability to drop accurate and reliable AerisWeather API queries into your scripts and applications with just a few clicks. As a bonus, we’ve highlighted geographic region expansion...

Wizards
April 29

Interactive Weather Maps Made Easy with AerisWeather’s Wizards

Have you always wanted a powerful interactive weather map for your website but felt overwhelmed by all the coding required? Perhaps you know how to code, but you don’t have the time? Well, luckily, there’s now a wizard for that. Introducing our newest wizard: The Interactive Map App Wizard. The Interactive Map App, which is part of the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK, allows users to build a powerful mapping tool for a personal weather dashboard or integrate it into their own custom weather site.  With the new Interactive Map App Wizard, you can click your way through each step and customize what you want your custom weather map application to look like. In the last step, we’ll...

March 25

Start Using the AerisWeather API With Postman Today

Postman is a collaboration tool designed to help you explore, design, and test APIs. AerisWeather now includes a GitHub repository with the necessary Postman files to get you up and running with common queries. For the more experienced Postman users, feel free to jump right into the repository. What You Need Access to Postman via web or desktop app. We recommend using v2.1 or later. An AerisWeather account with your client id and client secret. Importing and Configuring Variables Clone the aerisweather/aeriswx-postman repo from GitHub: [crayon-617a3899145af883897341/] Within Postman, select the Import option. Please note, the web based application looks slightly...

Severe Weather Module over Google Maps
March 16

Enhance Your Storm Tracking With the Severe Weather Module

A year ago, we introduced two new modules to use with the AerisWeather Javascript SDK, InteractiveMap, and InteractiveMapApp. With severe weather season just around the corner, Aerisweather has added another module to its stable: The Severe Weather Module.  The Severe Weather Module The Severe Weather Module is another map module that utilizes our Map Module Starter Project, similar to our Observations and COVID-19 modules. The purpose is to provide an enhanced mapping experience for tracking severe weather through custom visualizations of data currently available via the Javascript SDK. Features The Severe Weather Module provides users with an array of layers that one would want when tracking severe weather (beyond radar and satellite). It also enhances some of the layers to provide more detail compared to the default SDK implementations. The...

AerisWeather Widgets
March 16

Announcing Free AerisWeather HTML Weather Widgets

In response to popular demand, AerisWeather is thrilled to share the release of new, simple, single location, and more importantly, free HTML weather widgets to display basic weather conditions on the website of your choice. These widgets are customizable in look and feel and are value-driving additions for websites of all varieties, especially local media, small business, hobby sites, forums, and other digital platforms where weather provides important context for safety and activity planning. An example is provided below:   Ready to get started building your own? Simply input your contact information on this page and begin modifying colors, text,...

January 18

Building 2D and 3D Applications with ArcGIS API for JavaScript and AerisWeather Map Tiles

For developers creating enterprise-grade applications that sit on the cutting edge of geospatial technology, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript offers enhanced functionality over many other mapping solutions. With support for 3D visualization alongside standard 2D mapping features, the ArcGIS API is a versatile and capable tool for advanced mapping techniques. Now you can add the power of AerisWeather map tiles to the ArcGIS API-based application of your choice! In this blog, we’ll walk through how to create a 2D map as well as an interactive globe. Setting Up Establishing basic styles and setting up your document is consistent between each...