Data Layer Types

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

Refer to the Aeris Maps and map layers documentation for more information about our image and tile overlays.

Layer Type Name Description
AWFLayerTypeNone   No overlay.
Tile Data Layers
AWFLayerTypeRadar Precipitation-type Radar Displays the precipitation type radar overlay that differentiates between rain, snow and a rain/snow/ice mix.
AWFLayerTypeSatellite Infrared Satellite Displays the black-and-white infrared satellite overlay for the US.
AWFLayerTypeSatelliteVisibleHiRes Hi-Res Visible Satellite Displays a high-resolution black and white 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).
AWFLayerTypeSatelliteGlobal Infrared Satellite (Global) Displays the black-and-white infrared satellite overlay for the world.
AWFLayerTypeAdvisory 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.
AWFLayerTypeLightningStrikeDensity Lightning Strike Density Displays the current lightning strike density as the number of lightning strikes per square meter per second.
AWFLayerTypeSnowDepth Snow Depth Displays the current snow depth observed on the ground (US only).
AWFLayerTypeSnowDepthGlobal Snow Depth (Global) Displays the current snow depth observed on the ground globally.
AWFLayerTypeTemperature Temperatures Displays the current temperature gradient.
AWFLayerTypeWind Winds Displays the current wind speeds as a gradient and wind direction as vectors.
AWFLayerTypeDewPoint Dew Point Displays the current dew point temperature gradient.
AWFLayerTypeHumidity Relative Humidity Displays the current relative humidity gradient.
AWFLayerTypeWindChill Wind Chill Displays the current wind chill gradient. The gradient only displays values 50 degrees F and lower.
AWFLayerTypeHeatIndex Heat Index Displays the current heat index gradient. The gradient only displays values 80 degrees F and above.
AWFLayerType1HourPrecip 1-Hour Precip Displays the 1-hour precipitation totals.
AWFLayerTypeCurrentSeaSurfaceTemperatures Sea Surface Temps Displays the latest global sea surface temperatures.
AWFLayerTypeCurrentChlorophyll Chlorophyll Displays the latest chlorophyll concentrations.
AWFLayerTypeRoadCondition Road Conditions Displays the current road conditions based on precipitation, such as wet, icy or snow-covered.
Point Data Layers
AWFLayerTypeStormCell Storm Cells Displays storm cells as points along with their projected forecast paths.
AWFLayerTypeStormReport Storm Reports Displays severe storm reports according to their type.
AWFLayerTypeFire Wildfires Displays currently active wildfires.
AWFLayerTypeRecord Daily Records Displays recently observed climate records, such as record high/low temperature, record rainfall and record snowfall.
AWFLayerTypeEarthquake Earthquakes Displays recently recorded earthquakes and magnitude worldwide.
AWFLayerTypeLightningStrike Lightning Displays the latest lightning strikes, color-coded based on their age.
Polygon Data Layers
AWFLayerTypeWarning Warnings Displays short-fuse warning polygons, such as severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.
AWFLayerTypeConvectiveOutlook Convective Outlook Displays the current convective weather outlook from the /convective/outlook API endpoint.
AWFLayerTypeFireOutlook Fire Outlook Displays the current fire outlook from the /fires/outlook API endpoint.
AWFLayerTypeDroughtIndex Drought Index Displays the current drought index from the /droughts/monitor API endpoint.
Future Tile Data Layers
AWFLayerTypeFutureRadarHRRR
AWFLayerTypeFutureRadarNAM4K
AWFLayerTypeFutureRadarNAM12K
Future Precipitation-type Radar Displays the future/forecasted data for the AWFLayerTypeRadar layer type based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFutureCloudsNAM4K Future Satellite Displays the future/forecasted data for the AWFLayerTypeSatellite layer type based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFuturePrecipNAM4K
AWFLayerTypeFuturePrecipNAM12K
Future Precip Accumulation (QPF) Displays the forecasted precipitation accumulations based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFutureRainHRRR
AWFLayerTypeFutureRainNAM4K
AWFLayerTypeFutureRainNAM12K
AWFLayerTypeFutureRainGFS
Future Rain Displays the forecast rain totals based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFutureSnowNAM4K
AWFLayerTypeFutureSnowNAM12K
AWFLayerTypeFutureSnowGFS
Future Snowfall Displays the forecasted snow accumulations based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFutureWindsHRRR
AWFLayerTypeFutureWindsNAM4K
AWFLayerTypeFutureWindsNAM12K
Future Winds Displays the future/forecasted data for the AWFLayerTypeWinds layer type based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFutureTemperaturesHRRR
AWFLayerTypeFutureTemperaturesNAM4K
AWFLayerTypeFutureTemperaturesNAM12K
AWFLayerTypeFutureTemperaturesGFS
Future Temperatures Displays the future/forecasted data for the AWFLayerTypeTemperatures layer type based on specific models.
AWFLayerTypeFutureRoadCondition Future Road Conditions Displays the future/forecasted data for the AWFLayerTypeRoadCondition layer type.
AWFLayerTypeFutureRoadConditionIndex Future Road Condition Index Displays the forecasted road conditions index.

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.

Last modified: July 01, 2016