Tag: weather mapping

August 17

Origin of “Dog Days” – Smoky US Summers On Increase Since 2016

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer We get a whiff of Dog Days this week as daytime highs flirt with 90 degrees through Friday. Dog Days have nothing to do with an urge to pant or beg for treats, and everything to do with Sirius, the dog star – brightest in the nighttime sky. Ancient Greeks thought the star added to the heat of the sun, resulting in unbearable August heat. Of course it doesn’t quite work like that. Hazy, smoky sunshine lingers much of this week with thicker smoke the farther north and west you travel away from...

July 28

Dangerous Heat Indices – Toasty Olympics – Next Generation Wildfire Tracking Uses Satellites and AI

Heat Index Alert: Hottest Day of 2021? Based on predicted heat indices today will, in all probability, feel like the hottest day of the year. Unlike June, when we saw 90s (99F on June 5) with dry air, today’s upper 90s will be accompanied by a dew point in the 70s, making it feel as hot as 105-110F by late afternoon. Check on neighbors to make sure they are keeping cool. Don’t even consider leaving a child in a vehicle. In a matter of minutes on a day like today temperatures rise to 115-120F inside a car or truck. An...

Wizards
April 29

Interactive Weather Maps Made Easy with AerisWeather’s Wizards

Have you always wanted a powerful interactive weather map for your website but felt overwhelmed by all the coding required? Perhaps you know how to code, but you don’t have the time? Well, luckily, there’s now a wizard for that. Introducing our newest wizard: The Interactive Map App Wizard. The Interactive Map App, which is part of the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK, allows users to build a powerful mapping tool for a personal weather dashboard or integrate it into their own custom weather site.  With the new Interactive Map App Wizard, you can click your way through each step and customize what you want your custom weather map application to look like. In the last step, we’ll...

July 24

Create Faster Animated Weather Maps Using Multiple Tile Servers and the Google Maps API

One of the most challenging elements of utilizing large volumes of weather data for business can be performance. With weather as an input to nearly every industry in some regard, the importance of consistent, fast data retrieval and rendering is paramount. Loading high-resolution and layered imagery inefficiently can dramatically interrupt the smoothness of utilizing interactive and animated map elements within any application, online or otherwise. Fortunately for AerisWeather users, one can call upon multiple tile servers working in unison to dramatically increase render speed. Many customers already have integrations with third-party mapping platforms like Google, Mapbox, or Leaflet, so in...

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...

Suitcase laying on bed open and packed
December 9

Use Weather Forecast Data to Place Google Ads

In our most recent post, we discussed the ability to use our weather API to instruct Google Ads to make campaign changes based around the current weather of your target audience. Given that digital advertising based off of current weather conditions in an area provides only one piece of the weather-triggered ads puzzle, we’re excited to share a similar tutorial to make Google ad campaign logic decisions based off of weather forecast data as well. Imagine the possibility of selling ice melt, umbrellas, or beach towels when forecast weather conditions tempt consumers the most. Similar to before, there’s some minimal...

October 29

Integrating Weather Map Layers into QGIS via AerisWeather Maps

Update: Please utilize resolved URLs for the moment when following this tutorial, including specifying a time offset. We are actively exploring resolutions to known issues when using map tile URLs ending in current.png within XYZ tile layers. GIS technologies have been revolutionizing the science of geospatial analysis since their inception. These powerful tools have been continuously and rapidly advancing to visualize and aid in solving problems. Here at AerisWeather, we use them regularly to model and test our own weather data and imagery, but also to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data in unison...

Air Quality Map
September 27

Wildfire Map and Air Quality Map Now Available

Changes in air quality can have wide-ranging effects for people, especially for children and sensitive groups, but also for everyone when air quality drops considerably. In May, we announced the addition of the Air Quality endpoints to the AerisWeather API.  Today, as we continue to expand our Air Quality API and datasets, we are announcing a new air quality map layer within the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP).  The layer displays Air Quality Index (AQI) badges for locations globally and allows users to quickly visualize areas of concern.  Additionally, large wildfires can negatively affect local and regional air quality. Therefore, we are...

The Impact of Weather Within Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
April 30

All Things Unmanned: The Impact of Weather on UAS

by Ross Harrison These are exciting times in the world of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and advancements are moving at record speeds. UAS encapsulates the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/drone), its’ corresponding ground-based controller, and the communications systems between the two. With ever-improving sensors and cameras, businesses are benefiting from the increased ability to execute on mission-critical applications – from disaster relief, search and rescue missions, and fire services to commercial inspections & crop management. Add to this the advancements in package delivery from industry leaders like Amazon (Prime Air) and Google (Project Wing) and we all are sitting at a...

3d view of Matthew
September 28

Blending Data with AerisWeather Maps

With Tropical Storm Matthew heading towards the Caribbean, we’ve been testing our upcoming tropical layers for AerisWeather Maps. In the process, we also experimented with combining different layers with some of the advanced Maps features such as blends: With the above image, we combined the flat-dk and water-depth base layers. Then added the high-resolution visible satellite imagery with a hard-light blend: flat-dk,water-depth,sat-vis-hires:blend(hard-light) The hard light blend allows the blue from the water layer to mix with the darker areas of the visible satellite while leaving the clouds white. Adding the lightning strike density layer to the map, which depicts lightning...