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Lighting Threats
September 1

Forecast lightning threats with the lightning/threats endpoint

Where is lightning occurring? Where will lightning strikes occur in 15 minutes? In the next hour? When it comes to client, employee, and asset safety, these are all valid questions; the answers to which have the potential to alleviate damage and harm. AerisWeather has already been providing answers to the first question through the Lightning Add-On with access to lightning strikes globally. The answers to questions 2 and 3 were a bit more complicated to pin down, but with access to Vaisala’s world-renowned lightning network, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve cracked lightning forecasting and can now provide an answer...

August 18

Visualize Hurricane Hilary with Stunning New MapsGL Demos

Stunning new demos – just in time to track Hurricane Hilary’s path. It’s a historic week for the Vaisala Xweather team for a few reasons: We’ve just launched our brand-new demo site on the AerisWeather website. This new demo portal allows users to toggle between MapsGL (vector) and Maps (raster) layers to visualize global weather impacts with industry and use case-specific focuses. California received its first-ever tropical storm watch today, with the currently-Category 4 Hurricane Hilary expected to make landfall as a tropical storm late Sunday night into the wee hours of Monday morning. We’re marrying these two events to...

July 24

How to convert JSON and GeoJSON files to CSV (and why you might want to!)

A more recent version of this article has been published. To view, click here. An increasing number of companies are collaborating with AerisWeather. In turn, we continue to deliver improvements and widen the scope of our weather data offerings. As companies grow and expand, so does the amount of data they generate. Naturally, leveraging this data effectively can be challenging. One of the most popular methods of analysis is via CSV file. The format is commonly associated with Excel spreadsheets and is popular in data analysis. The downside of CSV files is that they are not as versatile for mass...

May 17

Introducing the New Maritime API

AerisWeather is excited to announce the launch of our new maritime API endpoint, designed to provide essential global marine weather data. This new maritime endpoint is accessible via the AerisWeather API and is available to all Flex subscribers. Data from this comprehensive set is available hourly by default, with options for 3-hour, 6-hour, or other defined intervals. It is suitable for various maritime applications, such as oceanic navigation, offshore operations, coastal monitoring, and recreational activities. New Maritime API Data The maritime endpoint provides access to a wide array of information, including sea surface temperature, sea current direction and speed, significant...

May 4

Setting up a Next.js + AerisWeather API Project

AerisWeather’s API is the most advanced weather API available, and its robust suite of hyper-local weather datasets makes it invaluable to an ever-growing number of businesses and industries. Part of what makes the AerisWeather API great is that it can be easily integrated into projects of varying scales and code bases. One such code base that many companies are beginning to rely heavily on in their web-based applications is Next.js. Next.js is a flexible open-source React development framework that enables the creation of fast web-based applications. It was created by Vercel to help supercharge React projects with extra enhancements including...

April 19

Create an Interactive Map App Using MapLibre

The AerisWeather JavaScript SDK is a powerful tool that allows developers to create custom interactive weather map applications using many third-party mapping libraries, the newest of which is MapLibre. This post will illustrate how you can create an Interactive Map App using MapLibre and the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK. What is MapLibre? MapLibre is an open-source fork of Mapbox, which is already supported in the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK along with other third-party mapping libraries such as Leaflet and Google Maps. What You’ll Need To follow along with this tutorial, you’ll need the following: An AerisWeather API subscription or free trial Don’t...

April 14

How to Generate an AerisWeather Forecast Accuracy Report

A more recent version of this article has been published. To view, click here. At AerisWeather, we understand the importance of having accurate forecasts – which is why we offer our unique, proprietary forecast data to our clients. The importance and specific degree of forecast accuracy will depend heavily on use case and industry needs. Errors within forecast accuracy can come from a number of sources, including data sources available at the location, geographic features of or around the location, time of year, lead time of interest, and the complexity of typical weather in the region. In the event that...

December 13

How to Retrofit Existing Interactive Map Applications with MapsGL

In August of 2022, AerisWeather launched our brand-new MapsGL functionality, featuring stunning visuals and animations and powered by WebGL technology. If you’re interested in integrating MapsGL into your existing AerisWeather Interactive Map App, we’ve made it easy to integrate these two toolkits: Just follow the steps below to quickly get MapsGL layers added to your existing map. What is MapsGL, and What is the Interactive Map App? MapsGL is AerisWeather’s newest mapping product. Compatible with both our Javascript and MapsGL SDKs, it allows developers to quickly customize and integrate high-resolution, vector-based weather mapping visuals into their applications and custom solutions....

November 17

Lighting API and Mapping Enhancements

Our Lightning Add-On expands on our integration of Vaisala's lightning data and introduces several exciting new features, like a historical lightning data archive.

May 10

Tutorial: Setting Up a Webhook Endpoint

AerisWeather’s Webhooks provide timely notifications of the weather events that you care about most. Eliminate the need for continuous polling, along with the need to worry about missing critical alerts. Webhooks deliver all of your weather events – whether it be lightning, approaching storms, or other – rapidly and directly right to you. In this webhook tutorial, we’ll cover setting up your own webhook endpoint from scratch on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’ll also go over some best practices to help you get the most out of Webhooks. Before Getting Started There are some things you should know before going...

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