Map Layers

The following is the complete set of supported layers grouped by type for the Aeris Maps Platform. Use our Map Builder for quickly generating your static maps and tile layers with the layer combinations you need, or refer to our Map Access documentation for more information on requesting map imagery.

Radar + Satellite
Severe
Forecasts
Observations
Outlooks
Ocean
Roads
Base Maps
Overlays
Masks
Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Radar

Updates
6 minutes

Region
US, Puerto Rico

radar

Forecast Radar

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

fradar

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM

Infrared Satellite

Updates
30 minutes

Region
North America, Central America, East Pacific, West Atlantic

satellite

Global Satellite

Updates
2 hours

Region
Global

satellite-global

Visible Satellite

Updates
30 minutes

Region
North America, Central America, East Pacific, West Atlantic

satellite-vis

Forecast Clouds

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fsatellite

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam4k - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Alerts

Updates
2-3 minutes

Region
United States

alerts

Category
severe - Severe only
fire - Fire related
flood - Flood related
frost-freeze - Frost / Freeze related
heat - Heat related
wind - Wind related
winter - Winter related

Advisory Type
watches - Watches only
warnings - Warning only

Alert Outlines
outlines - Alert Outlines

Stormcells

Active stormcells throughout the US.

Updates
3 minutes

Region
United States

stormcells

Category
general - General
hail - Hail
major - Major
rotating - Rotating
tornado - Tornado

Storm Reports

24 hours of storm reports throughout the US.

Updates
15 minutes

Region
United States

stormreports

Category
avalanche - Avalanche
blizzard - Blizzard
fire - Fire
flood - Flood
fog - Fog
hail - Hail
ice - Ice
lightning - Lightning
rain - Rain
snow - Snow
tides - Tides
tornado - Tornado
wind - Wind

Lightning Strike Density

Updates
15 minutes

Region
US

lightning-strike-density

Tropical

5 day tropical outlooks, and tracks

Updates
Varies

Region
Global

tropical

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Temperatures

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

temperatures

Temperatures (Text)

Temperatures (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

temperatures-text

Units
metric - Metric

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Dew Points

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

dew-points

Dew Points (Text)

Dew Points (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

dew-points-text

Units
metric - Metric

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Humidity

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

humidity

Humidity (Text)

Humidity (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

humidity-text

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Wind Speed

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

winds

Wind Speed(Text)

Wind Speed(Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

winds-text

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Wind Gusts

Wind Gusts

Updates
15 minutes

Region
CONUS

wind-gusts

Wind Gusts(Text)

Wind Gusts(Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

wind-gusts-text

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Wind Chill

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

wind-chill

Wind Chill (Text)

Wind Chill (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

wind-chill-text

Units
metric - Metric

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Heat Index

Updates
1 hour

Region
Continental US

heat-index

Heat-index (Text)

Heat-index (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
Global

heat-index-text

Units
metric - Metric

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Feels Like

Feels Like

Updates
15 minutes

Region
CONUS

feels-like

Feels Like (Text)

Feels Like (Text)

Updates
15 minutes

Region
CONUS

feels-like-text

Units
metric - Metric

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Precip (1 Hour)

Updates
Hourly

Region
CONUS

precip

Cloud Cover

Updates
Hourly

Region
Continental US

cloud-cover

Estimated Snow Depth

North America Estimated snow depth combining SNODAS and Environment Canada data

Updates
day

Region
Continental US, Canada

snow-depth

Global Snow Depth

Global estimated snow depth

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

snow-depth-global

Visibility

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

visibility

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Convective Outlook

Convective Outlook throughout the US.

Updates
As needed

Region
United States

convective

Category
hail - Hail
torn - Tornado
wind - Wind

Fires Outlook

Fire Outlook throughout the US.

Updates
Daily

Region
United States

fires-outlook

Fires Outlook (Dry Lightning)

Fire Outlook (Dry Lightning) throughout the US.

Updates
Daily

Region
United States

fires-dryltg-outlook

Drought Monitor

Updates
Weekly

Region
Continental US

drought-monitor

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Chlorophyll

Updates
day

Region
Global

chlo-modis

Sea Surface Temps

Updates
day

Region
Global

sst-modis

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Forecast Temperatures

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

ftemperatures

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Precip Accum

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fqpf

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)

Forecast Precip (intervals)

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fqpf-1h

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)

Forecast Dew Points

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fdew-points

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Humidity

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fhumidity

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Winds

Updates
1 hour

Region
Global

fwind-speeds

Model
hrrr - HRRR
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Wind Gusts

Updates
1 hour

Region
Global

fwind-gusts

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam4k - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Feels Like

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

ffeels-like

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Heat Index

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fheat-index

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Wind Chill

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fwind-chill

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Snow Accum

Updates
6 hours

Region
Global

fsnow

Model
nam - NAM
gfs - GFS (Global)

Forecast Highs

Updates
Daily

Region
US, Puerto Rico, Guam

ftemperatures-max

Model
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Lows

Updates
Daily

Region
US, Puerto Rico, Guam

ftemperatures-min

Model
ndfd - NDFD

Forecast Visibility

Updates
6 hours

Region
Continental US

fvisibility

Model
hrrr - HRRR
nam - NAM

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Road Conditions

Updates
6 minutes

Region
US

road-conditions

Future Road Conditions

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions

Future Road Conditions (Midterm)

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions-midterm

Future Road Conditions Index

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions-index

Future Road Conditions Index (Midterm)

Updates
6 Hours

Region
US, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico

froad-conditions-index-midterm

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Flat

Region
Global

flat

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Blue Marble

Region
Global

blue-marble

Terrain

Region
Global

terrain

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Admin

Administration boundaries and labels, including country, states major cities

Region
Global

admin

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Admin - City Names

Standard admin layers with emphasis on city names versus state / country names.

Region
Global

admin-cities

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

States / Provinces

State / Province outlines and labels

Region
Global

states

States Outlines
outlines - No Text Labels

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

County Lines

County / Parish outlines within the US.

Region
US

counties

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Interstates

Region
Global

interstates

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Font Size
lg - Large

Roads

Region
US

roads

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Rivers

Region
Global

rivers

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Type Sample Details Code Modifiers
Flat Land Mask

Region
Global

land-flat

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Blue Marble Land Mask

Region
Global

land-blue-marble

Terrain Land Mask

Region
Global

land-terrain

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Water Mask

Region
Global

water-flat

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Water Mask (Bathymetry)

Region
Global

water-depth

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Flat Land Mask (US Only)

Region
US

land-us-flat

Clip US Flat

Flat base layer with transparent US

Region
US

clip-us-flat

Map Theme
dk - Dark

Clip US Blue Marble

Blue Marble base layer with transparent US

Region
US

clip-us-blue-marble

Clip US Terrain

Terrain base layer with transparent US

Region
US

clip-us-terrain

Map Theme
dk - Dark