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May 22

Air Quality API Endpoints Now Available From AerisWeather

As spring turns to summer and everyone begins spending more time outdoors, the air we breathe is a concern for many. With most of the world’s population affected, this is not only a local concern but a global one–one that our clients care about. So we are proud to announce the addition of the Air Quality API to the AerisWeather weather API. The air quality API endpoints within AerisWeather’s API offers the ability to obtain global air quality observations and forecasts via two new endpoints: airquality and airquality/forecasts. The new endpoints are available today as part of our AerisWeather Premium...

smoke coming out of industrial chimneys
April 6

Tracking Current and Future Global Air Quality with AerisWeather

An old joke insists that Californians don’t trust air they can’t actually see. Unfortunately, air pollution is no laughing matter. More than 95% of the world’s population breathes unsafe air, according to recent research. People living in urban areas in the world’s developing countries are most at risk from both outdoor and indoor air pollution. Experts estimate that exposure to air pollution contributed to more than 6 million deaths worldwide in 2017. A staggering one in three people worldwide faces the double whammy of unsafe air, both indoors and out. Globally an estimated 2.9 billion people are at risk. The...

PlaceSearch in use
November 21

Using PlaceSearch View with AerisWeather WeatherBlox

With our release of Aeris WeatherBlox, our clients are able to easily integrate weather data and maps into their websites. As users expand their integrations one common request is how to integrate the PlaceSearch view. Here’s a little guide that should get your PlaceSearch view up and running – and talking to other WeatherBlox components – in no time. Getting Started: For starters, I should mention the PlaceSearch view is only supported with the JavaScript method of integration.  However, you can integrate the JavaScript PlaceSearch view into the API version, but this exercise will focus on only using the JavaScript WeatherBlox.  This...

November 8

WeatherBlox Continues To Grow

Back in July, you may have heard about the exciting new WeatherBlox product that we launched. Initially, we released a wide variety of views and layouts that you could easily integrate into your web applications. While we made sure to incorporate the most commonly used weather details into our initial release, we’ve decided to give you more options by expanding our WeatherBlox layouts. Hourly Forecast Layout The HourlyForecast layout allows you to easily integrate the hourly forecast into a full page for your users. By default, this layout will show you the remaining hours for today at the viewed location....

sunrise
May 16

Sunrise forecast using the AerisWeather API

The sunrise marks the beginning of a brand new day. The ever-changing nature of weather means each new day brings with it the need for a new forecast. Whether you’re deciding what to wear for your morning run or wondering what the skies will be like as you photograph the sunrise, the weather is important. Our Aeris Weather API can provide the tools needed to find the sunrise forecast. This article will provide an example of how to use the Aeris Weather API endpoints to find the sunrise forecast. Sunmoon Endpoint Our sunmoon endpoint provides a potpourri of information about...

May 3

Protect Your AerisWeather API Credentials!

One of the most common concerns we encounter is how to protect your AerisWeather API credentials. While it can be difficult to have API credentials that are completely secure, we do provide tools to help assist with many threats. One of those tools is the namespace feature that we have built into the member’s area ready for you to use today. Locating Your API Credentials / Namespace Options Let’s start by logging into your account from the home page. Next, click on the Apps tab where you will have all the tools necessary for managing your applications. Here you will be...

May 2

Anticipate Threats with Weather Alerts

Previously in our severe weather series, we’ve discussed severe weather outlooks and storm cells. This article will continue the series by concentrating on the weather alerts datasets available with the AerisWeather API and the AerisWeather Mapping Platform.  This information is perfect for integration into mobile and notification platforms, allowing you to notify users quickly when severe weather events may be nearing. These advisories datasets provides access to all currently active US advisories as issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS issues a variety of severe weather warnings, watches, advisories and statements that may be issued for individual or multiple forecast zones or...

April 27

Preparing for Severe Weather with Convective Outlooks

Severe weather season is continuing this week, with several days of severe weather forecast across the central and southeastern US. Convective outlooks provide insight into the potential for severe weather for up to a week out, giving the probabilities of areas seeing severe weather such as large hail, damaging winds, and even tornadoes. We continue our severe weather product series where we highlight severe weather-related features of the AerisWeather API and AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). Last time, we discussed our storm cell features and how they provide information on where storms are currently and where they’re heading. This time, we’re going to look at...

April 12

Storm Cells – Tracking the Storms

Where are the storms? Where are they heading? What cities are in their path? With severe weather season in full swing, these are some common questions that can be answered using data from current storm cells. This article is the second in our series highlighting the severe weather-related features of the AerisWeather API. In our first article, we highlighted the various severe weather features of the AerisWeather API. This time, we will expand on the storm cells API endpoint and AMP layers. The stormcells endpoint provides information on the individual storm cells across the United States, including Puerto Rico and Guam....

Severe Weather Endpoints
April 6

Severe Weather with the AerisWeather API

Severe weather season is upon us again. Unfortunately major outbreaks have already occurred across the Southern Plains and throughout the Southeastern U.S. recently. Over the past week, more than 100 tornado-related and over 500 hail reports have been received. The AerisWeather API provides a variety of severe weather-related endpoints you can use in your own applications so you and your users stay on top of threatening conditions. All of the severe weather endpoints we’ll review are available via our AerisWeather API Premium and free developer accounts. This article will be the first in a series detailing our severe weather-related endpoints. We will first highlight the severe weather...