Tag: aerisweather api

September 15

All about API rate limits

What is rate limiting? Rate limiting is used to control the rate of requests sent and received from the AerisWeather API. The purpose of rate limiting is to prevent our clients from taxing system resources on our end, ensuring that the API runs efficiently as expected, for all clients, and at all times. It is a standard practice employed by APIs, including our own AerisWeather API, to help prevent performance hitches or outages. Rate limits differ between subscription tiers. Our rate limits apply to each tier by referring to the “accesses/minute max” number on our Pricing Plans page here. If...

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...

May 19

Lightning’s True Cost: Offshore LNG Safety with Weather Data

Weather affects almost all business operations, with some quite literally depending on it. Offshore operations, like liquid natural gas (LNG) handling at sea, is a good example. Naturally, severe weather poses a significant safety risk to highly-flammable cargo like oil and gas, particularly during loading and unloading. Where oil and gas products are concerned, lightning is one of the greatest hazards – especially at sea. Maritime Lightning Risks The likelihood of water being struck decreases the further the area is from shore and the deeper the water gets. Although lightning doesn’t strike the ocean as frequently as it does land,...

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...

Dynamic Line Rating with LineVision
January 23

Six Inspiring Use Cases for Weather Data & Imagery We Loved in 2022

A more recent version of this article has been published. To view, click here. Since powering our first customer applications back in 2016, we’ve had a front-row seat to countless compelling and inspiring use cases for our weather data and mapping products. We certainly don’t play favorites – so don’t take this as such. That said, we’ve rallied up a few of the many applications we loved from 2022. With a mix of consumer and business applications, there’s something here for everyone. We hope these inspire you as you plan your next project! Consumer Applications Big Sky Industry: Smart Home...

April 7

Faster API Batch Requests

We recently released v1.22.0 of the AerisWeather API. Along with several minor bug fixes and improvements, this release also includes a significant speed improvement for batch requests. Clients are seeing as much as a 15x speed improvement with batch requests! That’s a huge win, especially for mobile applications. What are batch requests? When developing an application, you will often need data from multiple endpoints to provide a complete weather overview to your users. With the AerisWeather API, you can conveniently query multiple data sets in a single query via batch requests. Multiple Endpoints for a Single Location An example use case would be creating a...

March 10

AerisWeather Android SDK 2.7.0

We have released v2.7.0 of the Android SDK. This release adds support for the conditions endpoint, the new fire perimeter support within the fires endpoint, many bug fixes, and other minor enhancements. Review the change history for a complete list of changes within the new release. Conditions Endpoint Support With this release, the Android SDK now directly supports the conditions endpoint. With the conditions support, you can fetch weather conditions for any latitude/longitude right now, any time over the past ten years, or for up to the next 15 days. The conditions endpoint is an excellent option to replace the...

February 22

Why Integrate Weather Features into Your Outdoor Recreation App

A decade ago, Apple’s trademarked “there’s an app for that” would have been the saucy reply to someone looking to dive into a new activity or interest. Now, deep into the ages of smartphone technology, there are likely many apps for “that”. Earning and maintaining users in the smartphone application space can be an uphill battle, but incorporating weather features into your outdoor recreation app bolsters a user’s experience by allowing them to keep focus on a key component: the weather. Weather features are an invaluable addition to your applications – they foster a heightened sense of situational awareness, increase...

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...

AerisWeather
{{page_content}}