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...

April 12

Weather Impacts and Asset Management

Asset management can take many forms, whether the asset is an employee, client, facility, or goods in transit. Weather plays a significant role when ensuring the safety, scheduling, and planning of these assets.  AerisWeather offers industry-leading tools to assist with asset management, including the AerisWeather API, AerisWeather Maps, and our various SDKs. Utilizing a combination of our services provides the best insight into how the weather may impact your assets.  Our Interactive Map Application includes weather impacts as a standard feature to display the current weather impacts affecting a location, facility, or asset.  What Are Weather Impacts? The definition of...

Visualizing Severe Storm Threats
February 11

Creating Severe Weather Storm Threats Visuals

As March approaches, so does the potential of severe weather within the United States. Severe storms with frequent lightning, hail, and tornadoes often begin in the southern plains and the southeast, with the severe potential shifting northward as spring advances. There is a continued need to quickly and accurately inform the public with this extreme weather. To assist, AerisWeather offers a suite of severe weather APIs, map layers, threats WeatherBlox widgets, and the severe weather module for use within interactive maps for the purposes of creating weather threats visuals. A unique severe weather endpoint within the AerisWeather API is the Threats...

November 15

Direct Davis Instruments Support on PWSweather.com

AerisWeather’s own PWSweather.com has been providing a beautiful, secure way to monitor, manage, and archive weather station data for over a decade. Over those years, we’ve developed an intimate understanding of the needs and functionality demanded by weather station owners from all walks of life. This information has helped extend our environmental data expertise beyond traditional weather stations to encompass more modern technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As part of this mission to source environmental data from a diverse portfolio of devices, the PWSweather Team is excited to announce direct weather data ingestion support for AEM’s Davis Instruments weather stations...

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 – which includes snow and rain – 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...

Hurricane Henri Approaching the Northeast
August 26

Querying for Historical Tropical Cyclone Data with the AerisWeather API

As Hurricane Henri approached the Northeastern US this past weekend, I wondered how often a tropical cyclone has come within 50 miles of New York City, Boston, or other cities. How many were hurricanes? To answer these questions, we can use the Tropical Cyclones Archive endpoint within the AerisWeather API. This endpoint provides access to the complete AerisWeather historical archive for tropical systems, with data from the late 1800s for the Atlantic basin and the mid-1900s for the Pacific basin. When using the tropical cyclones archive endpoint, we find that 21 tropical cyclones have tracked within 50 miles of New York...

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...