Tag: mapping platform

July 28

How to Create Stunning Weather Data Visualizations with AerisWeather Maps

A common question received regarding the AerisWeather Maps is “How can I customize my weather layers?” There are several features you can take advantage of to create eye-popping weather data visualizations based on your unique challenges and needs. In this article, we will highlight AMP’s most basic modifiers and tools, how to use them, and how they can help create user-friendly and informative combinations of weather overlays. The following features are available to all AerisWeather Maps subscribers. Opacity AerisWeather offers a variety of map layers from radar to severe weather alerts, in the USA, Canada, and Europe, which can be added in any...

July 16

European Weather Alerts Available for AerisWeather Maps

Weather alerts are a critical and in demand component of our service, so much so that we recently added support for European weather alerts within the AerisWeather API. Today, European weather alerts are now also available within AerisWeather Maps. This opens the door for businesses operating in the European Union and United Kingdom to visualize weather alerts with precision in territories often unserved by those who simply aggregate free, public data sources. The European alerts are now available as part of the standard [crayon-610b4367c25ae618971006-i/] layer, available to all Maps users! If you are already using the [crayon-610b4367c25b5763307431-i/] layer, then no changes are...

July 14

Animating Map Layers with Mapbox GL

AerisWeather Maps boasts a versatile range of capabilities. Maps allows users to generate static maps, interactive tiles, and animations. Along with various methods to display you maps, Maps can be utilized as a 3rd party source in most mapping libraries. Let’s take a minute to discuss how easy it is to add an animation to an existing Mapbox GL application. For the tl;dr version, check out our live example. Choose Your Implementation Method We have a couple options you may want to explore. Using the AerisWeather JS SDK, adding an interactive animation is simple by combining the existing map and animate interactive map...

June 9

New Global Radar Enhancements

In February, we released our Global Radar (Derived) for the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). Following the release, we received very positive feedback as well as some suggestions for improvements. We’ve listened to all the feedback and this week released a significant update to this layer! Global Radar Combined with Actual Radar Data The global radar layer now combines our standard radar with the derived radar.   With this change, areas including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and others display the same radar information as our standard radar layer. Other locations, such as Africa and South America, will utilize the derived radar...

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....

Digital Map Interface
September 25

Kronnect Develops Weather Mapping Integration With Unity Plugin

Our friends at Kronnect created the World Political Map Globe Edition, a leading interactive map asset for the Unity Real-Time 3D Development Platform, with countless users leveraging it for game development, engineering, construction, architecture, transportation, and more. Kronnect developed an exclusive weather mapping integration with AerisWeather that allows users to leverage global weather mapping layers within their apps.  These layers range from global infrared satellite and temperatures to storm cells and lightning strikes – as well as many more view-able in the AerisWeather AMP (Aeris Mapping Platform) documentation. Start utilizing this weather mapping integration with your globe by inputting an...

February 18

Weather Maps Made Easy With The AerisWeather Mapping Wizard

Last August we released the AerisWeather API Wizard to assist with making queries to the AerisWeather API. Today we are releasing the newest member of our wizard family: The AerisWeather Mapping Wizard. This new wizard provides a step-by-step guide to help you build custom weather maps in multiple forms. As you journey through each step, the wizard builds a code snippet behind the scenes using information from what the user has selected. In the final step, the user will be provided with a custom code snippet that can be used in their own applications. We know that not everyone is a...

August 28

Hurricane API now Available in the AerisWeather API

Tropical season has started off busy, at least in the Pacific basin, with Category 4 Hurricane Hector, Category 5 Hurricane Lane, and Super Typhoon Maria. The peak of the Atlantic and East Pacific tropical seasons are only a couple weeks away, so we are excited to announce the release of tropical cyclone support within the AerisWeather API.   The new tropical cyclone endpoints create a great hurricane API that includes global tropical cyclone information within both the AerisWeather API and our AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). This blog will be part of a series of entries discussing hurricanes, typhoons, tropical storms and...

Lightning Strikes Global View
July 27

Lightning Strike Map within AerisWeather Maps

Lightning strikes are a common occurrence this time of year, leading to injuries and damage within the US and globally. AerisWeather Maps offers a lightning strike density layer, which highlights clusters of frequent lightning activity. While visualizing clusters and density is useful for getting a sense of general lightning activity, many users have requested the ability to plot individual strikes. With our new Lightning Strikes layer in Maps, now you can! As a value-added reseller of Earth Networks Total Lightning Network, we are announcing two new lightning strike layers within Maps. These new layers display lighting strikes over the past 5...

April 17

Better Weather Maps as AerisWeather Maps Continues to Grow

Over the past year, we have continued to expand and improve the AerisWeather Maps by adding many new features, capabilities, visualization tools, and new weather layers. Recently we’ve pushed out several updates that have added and improved on over 25 weather layers. There have also been additional updates to our Map Builder, Maps Visualizer, and Legend Builder tools.  These new layers and features allow you to create unique weather maps and visualizations for your websites, visual displays, and mobile applications. Making Weather Maps Global Our AerisWeather API has always been a global API, providing worldwide observations, forecasts and more.  Our focus in 2017 is to make our Maps service...