Tag: weather data

September 20

MapsGL Use Case Series: Consumer Applications

On August 1, 2022, AerisWeather launched a brand-new mapping solution, MapsGL, which is built on WebGL technology. Boasting smooth animations and endless ways to customize the display to your liking, MapsGL is truly the modern apex of weather mapping and data. Before getting into the details, let’s address the root question: What is WebGL technology? WebGL’s technology involves a process of encoding data, which is then deciphered through an SDK by an end device. This decoded data is then displayed as imagery – in our case, weather maps – using the powerful GPUs found in most mobile and desktop devices....

dry field with irrigation system
September 3

Water Stress Increases Need for Reliable Weather Data to Power US Agriculture

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”, wrote Loren Eiseley. As a meteorologist, that quote has stuck with me over the years. But a warmer, more volatile climate is putting Earth’s hydrological cycle on fast-forward. The wets are trending wetter, the dries are drier. We are faced with too much water – or not nearly enough. The western US is enduring a 1200-year “Megadrought”, made worse by climate change. Cities are running out of water; fires and thick palls of smoke have become a daily fixture on local weather maps; all while a 7-8% increase...

October 21

Create Animated Weather Maps with Leaflet and AerisWeather

Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library for responsive, detailed, and extensible maps. Encompassing just 39 kilobytes of JavaScript code, this lightweight dependency takes advantage of the powerful OpenStreetMap basemap and supports both standard geocoded raster and vector imagery as well as WMS tile layers. AerisWeather users have long requested a tutorial teaching how to integrate with this library and we’re excited to deliver a solution. Building on previous iterations of tutorials where we’ve shown AerisWeather users how to use multiple tile servers, we’ll walk through integrating AerisWeather Maps with Leaflet’s powerful tile mapping library to create striking and informative...

September 24

6 Reasons Why You Should Pay for Weather Data

A common question we receive at AerisWeather is “Why would I pay for weather data when I can get it from free sources?” As a leading provider of data-as-a-solution in the weather and environmental data space, we are here to share why “paid” is often your best value option over free or commodity weather sources – there are more benefits than you might think. Data Resolution and Expertise: The most common free sources of weather data like NOAA, Environment Canada, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and other government entities leverage a finite network of measurement hardware primarily located at Airports.  As most...

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...

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...

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 AerisWeather Maps

This week we are excited to announce new updates and features for AerisWeather Maps. 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 Maps subscribers.  Check out this example below and add your own Client ID...

January 21

Machine Learning Applications Utilizing Weather Data

Artificial intelligence (AI) and its subsets, machine learning (ML)  and deep learning (DL) are grabbing all the headlines these days.  From basic job replacement to a possible robot uprising, reporters, influencers & futurists are waxing poetically about the benefits (and threats) future generations will experience due to advances in these technologies.   AI/ML/DL Hierarchies While the Team at AerisWeather follows those storylines along with everyone else in the technology world, we’re also fortunate enough to have a front row seat to some of the CURRENT applications of these exciting toolsets.  Today, we work with a broad array of engineers, software...