Version History

2018.11
Released September 17, 2018

ADD - Layers - New air-quality layer, providing global Air Quality Index information.

ADD - Layers - New fires (or fires-obs-points) layer, highlighting large wildfires within the US.

ADD - Layers - New fires-obs-icons layer, highlighting large wildfires within the US

ADD - MapBuilder - New fire layers added to the severe category

ADD - MapBuilder - New air-quality layer added to the observations category

ADD - LegendBuilder - New air quality legend added

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2018.10
Released August 22, 2018

ADD - Layers - New satellite-geocolor layer. Colorized Goes 16 imagery, visible satellite during the day and infrared during the night

MOD - MapBuilder - New GeoColor Satellite layer added to satellite category.

MOD - LegendBuilder - New tropical cyclone legend with icon support

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2018.09
Released August 15, 2018

ADD - Layers - new tropical-cyclones-names layer

MOD - Layers - styling updates to the tropical cyclone layers

MOD - MapBuilder - add the new tropical-cyclones-names layer to the tropical section

FIX - MapBuilder - Update regional coverage of tropical-cyclones-break-points layer (AL and EP)

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2018.08
Released August 6, 2018

MOD - Layers - tropical cyclone layer tweaks and improvements

FIX - Layers - Remnant tropical cyclone displaying as a circle vs an L

FIX - Layers - GOES-West imagery not always being included properly on various satellite layers

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2018.07
Released July 25, 2018

ADD - Layers - lightning-strikes-15m-icons, displaying the last 15 minutes of lightning strikes as lightning bolt icons

ADD - Layers - lightning-strikes-icons, alias of lightning-strikes-15m-icons

ADD - Layers - lightning-strikes-5m-icons, displaying the last 5 minutes of lightning strikes as lightning bolt icons

ADD - MapBuilder - New tropical section, with various tropical-cyclones layers.

ADD - MapBuilder - New lightning-strikes-icons layers added to the Severe section.

MOD - Layers- Various updates to the tropical-cyclone layers, including icon/font sizing

MOD - LegendBuilder - Updated tropical cyclone legend

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2018.06
Released July 11, 2018

MOD - Layers - Upgrades tropical layer - Now alias to new tropical-cyclones layer

ADD - Layers - New tropical-cyclones layer, displaying global tropical systems

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-positions, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone positions with colorized circles

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-position-icons, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone positions with icons.

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-track-lines, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone tracks.

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-track-points, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone track points as colorized circles

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-track-point-icons, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone track points as icons

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-forecast-error-cones, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone error cones

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-forecast-lines, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone forecast lines

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-forecast-points, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone forecast points as colorized circles

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-forecast-point-icons, a layer that displays active tropical cyclone forecast points as icons

ADD - Layers - tropical-cyclones-break-points, a layer that displays active coastline alerts as issued by the NHC.

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2018.05
Released May 21, 2018

MOD - Layers - Precipitation type improvements for radar

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2018.04
Released May 9, 2018

MOD - Layers - Promote the rapid update radar to be the primary production radar

MOD - Layers - Lightning strike layer global coverage improvements

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2018.03
Released April 18, 2018

MOD - General - updated the logic for latitudes crossing over the anti-meridian

MOD - Layers - Updated rapid update radar (in beta) with improvements for precip type and smoothing

FIX - Layers - Improvements with NDFD layer timing

FIX - Layers - Improvements with combination of raster and text daily

2018.02
Released February 21, 2018

MOD - Layers - Utilize new RTMA dataset that updates every 15 minutes

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2018.01
Released February 14, 2018

ADD - Layers - Forecast MSL Pressure (Global) - fpressure-msl

ADD - Layers - Forecast MSL Pressure Isobars (Global) - fpressure-msl-isobars

ADD - Layers - Forecast MSL Pressure (NAM model) - fpressure-msl-nam

ADD - Layers - Forecast MSL Pressure Isobars (NAM model) - fpressure-msl-isobars-nam

ADD - Layers - Forecast MSL Pressure (HRRR model) - fpressure-msl-hrrr

ADD - Layers - Forecast MSL Pressure Isobars (HRRR model) - fpressure-msl-isobars-hrrr

ADD - Layers - Forecast Snow Depth - fsnow-depth (global)

ADD - Layers - Forecast Snow Depth (NAM model) - fsnow-depth-nam

ADD - Layers - Forecast Snow Depth (HRRR model) - fsnow-depth-hrrr

ADD - Layers - Forecast Accum Precip (NDFD) - fqpf-accum-ndfd

ADD - Layers - Forecast Accum Snowfall (NDFD) - fsnow-accum-ndfd

ADD - Layers - Forecast Accum Ice Accretion (NDFD) - fice-accum-ndfd

ADD - Layers - Foreast 6hr Precip Intervals (NDFD) - fqpf-6h-ndfd

ADD - Layers - Forecast 6hr Snowfall Intervals (NDFD) - fsnow-6h-ndfd

ADD - Layers - Forecast 6hr Ice Accretion Intervals (NDFD) - fice-6h-ndfd

ADD - Layers - Current Wind Speeds Text in Metric (KM/H) - wind-speeds-text-metric

ADD - Layers - Current Wind Speeds Text in Knots - wind-speeds-text-knots

MOD - Layers - Implement GOES 16 for satellite IR B&W, IR Color, Water Vapor, Visible

MOD - Layers - Improved coverage and precipitation type to the beta radar-2m layer

MOD - Layers - Combine IR B&W satellite and satellite-global into a single satellite layer, named satellite

MOD - Layers - Add internal alias for satellite-global to redirect to satellite

MOD - MapBuilder - Add all new layers

MOD - MapBuilder - Adjust categories and orders of layers

MOD - LegendBuilder - Add Support for new layers

MOD - General - Speed and efficiency improvements

FIX - Layers - Missing Canadian Smog Warning on alerts layer

FIX - Layers - Missing Canadian Freezing Rain Warning on alerts layer

FIX - Layers - Missing Canadian Freezing Drizzle Advisory on alerts layer

FIX - Layers - Current wind directions missing dark theme

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.14
Released September 25, 2017

ADD - Layers - Australian radar added to radar layer

ADD - Layers - Beta launch of enhanced radar - use layer radar-2m during beta

ADD - Layers - River Observations - rivers-observations

ADD - Layers - River Observations Flooding only - rivers-observations-flooding

ADD - Layers - River Observations Low water - rivers-observations-low-threshold

ADD - Layers - Accumulated Precip from AHPS - precip-1d, 7d, 14d, 30d, 60d, 90d, 180d, mtd, ytd, wytd

ADD - MapBuilder - River Observation option in observations category

ADD - MapBuilder - Add new accumulated precip options to precip layer in observations category

ADD - MapBuilder - 2 Minute Radar Beta added to Radar/Sat Category

ADD - LegendBuilder - Add two legend for accumulated precip

ADD - LegendBuilder - Add legends for Rivers Observations

MOD - LegendBuilder - Updated legend for forecast accumulated precipitation

FIX - Layers - Tropical layer valid time is 5 days vs 3 days.

FIX - Layers - Intermittent issues with Drought Monitor

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.13
Released August 7, 2017

ADD - MapBuilder - Add Forecast jet Stream layers

FIX - MapBuilder - Updates to AMP visualizer code samples

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.12
Released July 31, 2017

ADD - Layers - Canadian Warnings, watches and advisories added to alerts layers.

ADD - Layers - Global Forecast Jet Stream (250mb) out 15 days - fjet-stream

ADD - Layers - Forecast Jet Stream (250mb) (NAM model) - fjet-stream-nam

ADD - Layers - Forecast Jet Stream (250mb) (HRRR model) - fjet-stream-hrrr

ADD - Layers - CPC 6-10 day temperature outlook - temperatures-outlook-6-10d-cpc NOTE: Use time offset +6days

ADD - Layers - CPC 6-10 day precipitation outlook - precip-outlook-6-10d-cpc NOTE: Use time offset +6days

ADD - Layers - CPC 8-14 day temperature outlook - temperatures-outlook-8-14d-cpc NOTE: Use time offset +8days

ADD - Layers - CPC 8-14 day precipitation outlook - precip-outlook-8-14d-cpc NOTE: Use time offset +8days

MOD - Static Maps - Efficiency and speed improvements

FIX - General - invalid latitude/longitude now send 400 error vs 500 internal error

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.11
Released July 12, 2017

ADD - Layers -Global lightning-strikes provides last 15minutes of lightning strikes

ADD - Layers - Global lighting-strikes-5m provides the last 5 minutes of lightning strikes

ADD - MapBuilder - Add lightning-strikes options in Severe Category

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvement

2017.10
Released July 5, 2017

ADD - Layers - Tropical related alerts options - alerts-tropical

ADD - MapBuilder - Tropical related alerts option with the alerts layer

ADD - MapBuilder - Daily forecast highs text option in forecasts category

ADD - MapBuilder - Daily forecast lows text option in forecasts category

MOD - General - Speed and efficiency improvements

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.09
Released June 21, 2017

ADD - Layers - Colorized IR Global Satellite - satellite-infrared-color

ADD - Layers - Colorized IR NAM Satellite - satellite-infrared-color-us

ADD - Layers - Water Vapor - satellite-water-vapor

ADD - Layers - Visible Satellite with transparent ground - satellite-visible-transparent

ADD - Layers - Global Daily Forecast Highs Text - ftemperatures-max-text

ADD - Layers - Global Daily Forecast Lows Text - ftemperatures-min-text

ADD - MapBuilder - New satellite layers/options in Radar/Satellite category

MOD - Layers - Improved B&W Global Satellite - satellite-global

MOD - Layers - Improved B&W NAM Satellite - satellite

MOD - Layers - Improved Visible Satellite - satellite-visible

FIX - Layers - Convective Hail significant area would plot under the 15% area

FIX - Layers - Styling for wind direction layers

FIX - Layers - Greatly improved speed on bounding box queries of base maps and overlays

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.08
Released May 18, 2017

FIX - Layers - Convective-torn plotting incorrect color for 30% level

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.07
Released May 10, 2017

MOD - Layers - Global Precip resolution/coverage improved

MOD - Layers - Global Accum Precip resolution/coverage improved

MOD - Layers - Global Precip now hourly intervals

MOD - Layers - Global Accum Precip now hourly intervals

FIX - General - Correction for some special characters in locations failing

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.06
Released May 3, 2017

MOD - Layers - Improved radar live for all clients

FIX - General - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.05
Released April 18, 2017

ADD - Layers - Addition of South Korea to radar (ptype-global-aeris) (beta)

MOD - General - Switch 401 errors to 403 errors for improved caching

MOD - General - Various speed improvements

FIX - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.04
Released April 12, 2017

ADD - Layers - Canadian Precipitation radar (ptype-global-aeris) (beta)

ADD - Layers - Daily forecast highs (US)

ADD - Layers - Daily forecast lows (US)

ADD - Layers - Global forecast feels-like

ADD - Layers - Forecast feels like (NAM model)

ADD - Layers - Forecast feels like (HRRR model)

ADD - Layers - Forecast feels like (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast temperatures (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast dew points (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast relative humidity (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast wind speed (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast wind gusts (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast heat index (NDFD)

ADD - Layers - Forecast wind chill (NDFD)

MOD - MapBuilder - Update default layers

FIX - Layers - Cities large-dark theme font size

FIX - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.03
Released March 22, 2017

ADD - Layers - new observed visibility layer (US only)

FIX - Map Builder - Aeris.js example output missing comma when using the opacity setting

FIX - Map Builder - Aeris Interactive Example output defaults to a 2-hour animation

FIX - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.02
Released March 20, 2017

ADD - Layers - new global forecast dewpoint layer

ADD - Layers - new global forecast humidity layer

ADD - Layers - new global forecast wind speed layer

ADD - Layers - new global forecast wind gusts layer

ADD - Layers - new global forecast wind chill layer

ADD - Layers - new global forecast heat index layer

ADD - Layers - added dark theme option for observations wind direction vectors

MOD - Layers - All updated global forecast layers include hourly intervals out 5 days

MOD - Layers - All updated global forecast layers extended out 14 days.

MOD - Layers - improved global forecast temperatures layer

MOD - Layers - removal of small lakes from select base/overlay layers

ADD - Visualizer - Separates animation from base/overlays to lower map units

ADD - Visualizer - Support for user branding/watermark

MOD - Visualizer - AMP Animator renamed to AMP visualizer

MOD - Map Builder - category layout tweaks

FIX - Map Builder - Adjust animation to last hour to match dev account

FIX - Various bug fixes and improvements

2017.01
Released March 8, 2017

ADD - Layers - new forecast dewpoint layers

ADD - Layers - new forecast humidity layers

ADD - Layers - new forecast wind gusts layers

ADD - Layers - new forecast wind chill layers

ADD - Layers - new forecast heat index layers

ADD - Layers - new forecast visibility layers (US only)

MOD - Layers - improved forecast wind speed layers

MOD - Layers - remove small lakes from cities/admin layers

MOD - Map Builder - rename observed category to observations

MOD - Map Builder - rename models category to forecasts

FIX - Modifiers - opacity and other modifiers failed when only a single layer used in a request

FIX - AerisJS - Utilize HTTPS for OSM requests

FIX - Various bug fixes and improvements

2016.10
Released December 9, 2016

ADD - Layers - New us clip mask overlays for each base map type

ADD - Layers - Observed point data layers (temperatures, wind speeds, RH etc)

ADD - Layers - Alerts can be limited to display only watches or warnings.

ADD - Layers - Alerts can be displayed as filled polygons or outlines only

ADD - Legend Builder - New legend builder provides for simple creation of custom legends

ADD - Map Builder - New AerisJS output examples

ADD - Map Builder - Edit layer modifiers from layer edit view (dark/light, large font / standard)

ADD - Map Builder - Select Alert categories, and display modifiers from layer edit view

ADD - Map Builder - Select Storm Report categories from layer edit view

ADD - Map Builder - Select Storm Cell groups from layer edit view

MOD - Layers - Rename “surface” category to “observed”

FIX - Improved stability and speed across platform

FIX - Various bug fixes and improvements

2016.09
Released August 29, 2016

ADD - Layers - Canada radar in beta. Access via layer ‘radar-ca’. If want to test combined with US radar, use ‘radar-ca,radar-us’. After beta, both will be combined in the “radar” option.

ADD - Layers - new fqpf-gfs layer for global accumulated precip based on GFS

ADD - Map Builder - Now provides sample code for animated static images

ADD - Map Builder - Now provides sample code for animation using tiles with AerisJS

ADD - AnimatorJS - Bounding box support added to Static image animator

MOD - Layers - Improved resolution, quality and time to availability of the GFS forecast model layers

MOD - Requests - When using offsets (current.png), redirects to URL containing RUNTIME_VALIDTIME

MOD - Map Builder - Models section simplified.  Add layer type, then select edit, then model type

FIX - Layers - State layer now display state outlines on all zoom levels

FIX - Layers - Remove interstates from states layer.

FIX- Layers - US drought monitor improved update frequency

FIX - Layers - Various other bug fixes and improvements

2016.08
Released July 21, 2016

ADD - Layers - observed wind direction arrows from observation stations

ADD - Layers - observed wind gusts from observation stations, light and dark versions

ADD - Layers - heat related advisories group. Available all, watches only, warnings only filled or outlines

ADD - Layers - frost/freeze related advisories group. Available all, watches only, warnings only filled or outlines

ADD - Layers - US drought monitor layer

ADD - Image Format - WebP image format support via wepb extension

ADD - Image Format - 70% JPG support via jpg70 extension

MOD - Layers - Improved resolution, quality and time to availability of the HRRR forecast models layers

MOD - Layers - Improved resolution, quality and time to availability of the NAM4k forecast model layers

MOD - Image Format - jpg# may be used in place of jpeg# for image quality

MOD - Layers - Observed heat index values only display if >= 80F

MOD - Layers - Observed wind chill values only display if <= 50

MOD - Bounding Box - Improved implementation of bounding box queries

FIX - Layers - Observations point data with missing data no longer plot “0”

FIX - Requests - Image requests with no size or invalid tiles (negative numbers) will now properly return 400 level errors instead of 500.

FIX - Various other bug fixes and improvements

2016.07
Released June 28, 2016

ADD - Layers - New us clip mask overlays for each base map type

ADD - Layers - Observed point data layers (temperatures, wind speeds, humidity, etc)

ADD - Layers - Alerts can be set to display only watches or warnings.

ADD - Layers - Alerts can be displayed as filled polygons or outlines only

ADD - Legend Builder - New legend builder provides for simple creation of custom legends

ADD - Map Builder - New AerisJS output examples

ADD - Map Builder - Edit layer modifiers from layer edit view (dark/light, large font / standard)

ADD - Map Builder - Select Alert categories, and display modifiers from layer edit view

ADD - Map Builder - Select Storm Report categories from layer edit view

ADD - Map Builder - Select Storm Cell groups from layer edit view

MOD - Layers - Rename “surface” category to “observed”

MOD - Layers - Can now toggle labels for states overlay

FIX - Improved stability and speed across platform

FIX - Various other bug fixes and improvements

2016.06
Released May 11, 2016

ADD - Documentation - New Examples Section

MOD - Improved @2x high PPI support

FIX - Improved legacy Aeris Overlay URL support

FIX - Convective outlooks not always updating properly

FIX - Fire Weather Outlooks not alwats updating properly

FIX - various bug fixes and improvements

2016.05
Released April 1, 2016

ADD - Layers - Global estimated snow depth

ADD - AnimatorJS - Autoplay Option

MOD - AnimatorJS - Now auto includes CSS if not already included via

tag

MOD - Documentation - Updated examples on AMP docs home page

MOD - Documentation - Updates Tile usage with examples.

FIX - Map Builder - Map center field now allows spaces when entering a city name.

FIX - various bug fixes and improvements

2016.04
Released March 23, 2016

ADD - Map Builder - Blend selection when editing layer

ADD - Layers - HRRR Temperatures

ADD - Layers - HRRR Winds

ADD - Layers - HRRR Future Radar

ADD - Layers - Stormcells (US only) and storm cell groups

ADD - Layers - Storm reports (US only)  and storm report groups

ADD - Layers - Convective Outlooks (US only) and groups

ADD - Layers - Fire Weather Outlooks (US only) and groups

ADD - Layers - Large versions of admin, cities, counties, states overlays

ADD - Documentation - Blend layer modifier documentation.

ADD - AnimatorJS - New open source javascript for animating AMP static maps.

ADD - Documentation - Docs & example usage of AerisMaps AnimatorJS

FIX - Map Builder - Map center field not updating when panning map

FIX - various bug fixes and improvements

2016.03
Released March 16, 2016

ADD - Map Builder - Opacity Support

MOD - Map Builder - Layer Updates

ADD - Layers - various layer updates

ADD - Documentation - Opacity and Blur Docs

FIX - various bug fixes and improvements

2016.02
Released March 1, 2016

NEW - Initial Non Beta Release

ADD - Map Builder - Initial Release

ADD - Documentation

ADD - Layers - various layer updates

FIX - various bug fixes and improvements

2016.01
Released February 1, 2016

Initial Public Beta