Tag: weather api

September 16

Fueling Healthcare Research with Weather Data

Advances in machine learning and patient-specific real-time data are leading to discoveries and correlations never before thought possible with human analysis. Physicians can now study the complex correlations between patient health issues and a nearly infinite list of environmental data that cause or exacerbate a patient’s condition. With these correlations identified, physicians and patients alike have the opportunity to forecast external triggers and mitigate the effects before they present themselves. With increasing frequency, researchers are turning to hyper-localized environmental condition datasets to tell the story of external impacts.  In addition to traditional weather conditions such as temperature, wind and barometric...

Car Rental Sign
July 23

A Revolution in Car Rental: Maximizing Revenue & Yield with Weather Data

Have you ever shown up to a car rental counter only to find the lights off and a sign stating “no cars available”? The chances are good considering that revenue management for car rental companies has been referenced as being more difficult than nuclear physics.  A $100 billion global industry with a >20% no-show rate, rental car companies are beginning to utilize artificial intelligence to minimize oversell situations and maximize revenue on rapidly depreciating assets. An existing (and oversimplified) view of factors considered by mainstream rental agencies in vehicle pricing, positioning, and segmenting. External Pressures Fuel Industry Challenges From rideshare...

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...

WxBlox Wizard In Action
June 11

Introducing the WeatherBlox Wizard!

Introducing the latest and greatest weather content tool – AerisWeatherBlox Wizard. Last year we released WeatherBlox to the public and saw a lot of awesome integrations. We decided this wasn’t enough and wanted to make it even easier for users of all skill levels. After many long nights of brainstorming and early mornings fueled by coffee, the WeatherBlox Wizard was born. What Kind of Sorcery is This? The WeatherBlox Wizard is a unique tool that walks the user through the setup of our homegrown WeatherBlox. The best part is you don’t need to be a developer to plug and play with the options! The wizard will prompt the user with...

Aeris Weather API
August 9

AerisWeather API 1.7.3 Released

We have released version 1.7.3 of the AerisWeather API to production that builds upon the recent Canadian weather alert additions and improved advisory support. We will highlight a few of these changes, though for the complete list of updates review the AerisWeather API release history.

Canadian Alerts on Globe
August 8

Canadian Weather Alerts Now Available

Weather plays a critical role in our lives and economy. To help inform on upcoming weather events, the National Weather Service (NWS) issues warnings, watches, and advisories. These alerts are available via the AerisWeather API using the advisories endpoint and within the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP) utilizing the alerts layers. In Canada, Environment Canada (EC) issues similar alerts, and today we are announcing that Canadian weather alerts are now available within the AerisWeather API and AMP.  Best of all, Canadian alerts are available to all API and AMP users with no additional development required! Canadian Weather Alerts in the AerisWeather API For the AerisWeather API, Canadian alerts...

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...

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...

Storm Reports with Aeris Weather API
November 19

Storm Reports with the AerisWeather API

In a 24-hour period from noon on Tuesday, Nov 17 through noon on Wednesday, Nov 18th, more than 1,000 storm reports were reported across the U.S. The AerisWeather API provides quick access to these reports for use within applications, including many of the available javascript and mobile mapping platforms. Today, we will step through adding storm reports to an interactive map using the AerisWeather API, GeoJSON and the Leaflet mapping library. AerisWeather API now has GeoJSON Support The 1.4 release of the AerisWeather API added several new features, including GeoJSON support. GeoJSON is a common method for transferring geospatial data between...