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April 30

The Ease of Migrating from the Dark Sky API to AerisWeather

Dark Sky, an esteemed competitor, has been acquired by Apple. As part of the acquisition announcement, new API customer signups have been halted and the API service has been set on a path towards end-of-life. Throughout our competitive years, we have learned from one another and are proud to announce our efforts to assist the Dark Sky API community in finding a new home. The AerisWeather API is a comprehensive service that exceeds the bar set by Dark Sky and is built to support AerisWeather’s strong enterprise customer base. Let’s review! Conditions AerisWeather provides current condition data via two unique...

Personal Weather Station on Hill
April 9

Bring Your Weather to Life with the new PWSweather.com

At AerisWeather, we crank out code to help businesses around the globe harness the power of weather. We’re also weather hobbyists, meteorologists, and hardware enthusiasts. This underlying passion for our work led to the creation of PWSweather, an online platform that allows users to collect, manage, and share their personal weather station data. While many of you reading this are already familiar with the previous iteration, we are excited to share that PWSweather has received a significant face-lift. Welcome to the new PWSweather.com. For the uninitiated, PWSweather.com provides the ability for personal weather station owners to analyze, visualize, and manage...

April 1

Seeking a Dark Sky API alternative? AerisWeather is here to help.

Congrats to our friendly competitors at Dark Sky on their recently announced acquisition by Apple. As news has spread that their API will no longer accept new signups (and is to be discontinued at the end of 2021), we’ve been responding to inquiries regarding the migration of Dark Sky-powered applications. As product managers and software developers explore their options for a new weather partner, we thought it would be helpful to share some of the attributes we feel make AerisWeather shine in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. “By Developers, For Developers” This has been our tagline since Day 1. AerisWeather’s pride...

Global Wave Heights add to AerisWeather Mapping Platform
March 30

New Wave Height and Sea Surface Temperature Map Layers

We’re always working on expanding and improving our AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP), including the new global radar (derived) we recently launched. Continuing that trend, we’ve released two new ocean layers:  an improved sea surface temperature map layer and an ocean wave heights layer. Improved Sea Surface Temperature Layer Our improved sea surface temperatures (SST) layer is now updated daily. Furthermore, the improved data is also less affected by cloud cover over an area to provide a more complete picture of surface conditions. Use the layer code [crayon-5f2cd6bc2c3d8358882147-i/]  to access the sea surface temperatures layer: [crayon-5f2cd6bc2c3e1803173791/] Using our AMP wizard, you can test the layer...

March 23

Create a 3D Weather Globe with AerisWeather and the ArcGIS JavaScript SDK

AerisWeather offers a wide array of weather map layers for use within your projects. Whether you need a stand-alone map for a visual display or a fully interactive dashboard for an enterprise command center, our weather mapping platform (AMP) and our suite of tools can assist. Our mapping platform can integrate with many third-party libraries, allowing you to create some unique displays such as a 3D weather map. The ESRI ArcGIS JavaScript API is one potential library for creating 3D visuals. Utilizing the ArcGIS API along with a few lines of code, you can have a fully interactive 3D globe...

COVID-19 Map Module
March 19

Utilizing the COVID-19 Map Module within the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is a global pandemic currently affecting millions of people and nearly every economy worldwide. It’s often challenging for people to grasp the severity and full breadth of these types of situations just by giving them a series of numbers from the data. Data visualizations, such as maps and charts, drastically improve the understanding of data and its impacts compared to providing people with just the data. Knowing this, we have created a COVID-19 map module that combines data from John Hopkins with our own JavaScript SDK. The COVID-19 Map Module The COVID-19 module is a map module that utilizes our...

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...

Large weather disaster
February 27

Weather and Climate Disasters Are Increasing Across the U.S.

Many days the news headlines sound like a movie trailer for The Apocalypse. For many years I’ve wondered if media and social media are merely doing a better/faster job of reporting weather extremes that have been fairly constant over time, or is a warmer, wetter, more volatile atmosphere loading the dice in favor of more meteorological mayhem? Billion-dollar weather disasters have roughly tripled since 1980. Don’t believe me? Compare a recent insurance bill from something you paid 20 or 30 years ago. All of us are paying a price for an uptick in extreme weather. Is this a cosmic coincidence?...