Data Layer Types

The following data layer types are currently supported within the AerisMap component of the SDK and are used with AerisMapView instances. Review the Data Layers usage documentation for more information on how to use these layers in your weather maps.

Refer to the Aeris Overlays and overlay types documentation for more information about our image and tile overlays.

Layer Type Name Description
Aeris.None   No overlay.
Tile Data Layers
AerisTile.RADAR Precipitation-type Radar Displays the precipitation type radar overlay that differentiates between rain, snow and a rain/snow/ice mix.
AerisTile.SAT_INFRARED Infrared Satellite Displays the black-and-white infrared satellite overlay for the US.
AerisTile.SAT_VISIBLE Visible Satellite Displays the visible satellite overlay for the US. Since this is based on the visible satellite data, this imagery will not contain imagery at all times of the day (mainly daytime hours).
AerisTile.SAT_GLOBAL_INFRARED Infrared Satellite (Global) Displays the black-and-white infrared satellite overlay for the world.
AerisTile.ADVISORIES Advisories Displays currently active weather advisories, watches and warnings. Review the full advisory type listing for the colors associated with each advisory on the overlay.
AerisTile.ADVISORIES_SV Advisories Severe Displays currently active severe weather areas. Review the full advisory type listing for the colors associated with each advisory on the overlay.
AerisTile.SNOW_DEPTH Snow Depth Displays the current snow depth observed on the ground.
AerisTile.CURRENT_TEMP Temperatures Displays the current temperature gradient.
AerisTile.CURRENT_WINDS Winds Displays the current wind speeds as a gradient and wind direction as vectors.
AerisTile.CURRENT_DEWPOINT Dew Point Displays the current dew point temperature gradient.
AerisTile.CURRENT_HUMIDITY Relative Humidity Displays the current relative humidity gradient.
AerisTile.CURRENT_WINDCHILL Wind Chill Displays the current wind chill gradient. The gradient only displays values 50 degrees F and lower.
AerisTile.CURRENT_HEATINDEX Heat Index Displays the current heat index gradient. The gradient only displays values 80 degrees F and above.
AerisTile.CURRENT_SEA_SURFACE_TEMPS Sea Surface Temps Displays the latest global sea surface temperatures.
AerisTile.CURRENT_CHLOROPHYLL Chlorophyll Displays the latest chlorophyll concentrations.
Combined Tile Data Layers
AerisTile.RADSAT Radar + Satellite Combines the precipitation-type radar and infrared satellite imagery into a single tile image.
AerisTile.RADALERTS Radar + Advisories Combines the preciptiation-type radar and advisory imagery into a single tile image.
Point Data Layers
AerisPointData.STORM_CELLS Storm Cells Displays storm cells as points along with their projected forecast paths.
AerisPointData.STORM_REPORTS Storm Reports Displays severe storm reports according to their type.
AerisPointData.FIRE Wildfires Displays currently active wildfires.
AerisPointData.EARTHQUAKES Earthquakes Displays recently recorded earthquakes and magnitude worldwide.
AerisPointData.LIGHTNING_STRIKES Lightning Displays the latest lightning strikes, color-coded based on their age.
AerisPointData.RIVERS Rivers Displays the latest river stage information, color-coded based on their status.
Polygon Data Layers
AerisPointData.WARNINGS Warnings Displays short-fuse warning polygons, such as severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.

Advisory Types + Colors

Due to the high number of different advisory types offered, the weather map will not display a legend for the Advisories data layer. However, you may wish to display a legend for the more important/critical advisory types within your own application. Refer to the listing of potential advisories that can be displayed and their corresponding color on the Advisories overlay for more information.