Data Layer Types
The following data layer types are currently supported within the AerisWeather Maps component of the SDK and are used with
Refer to the Xweather Raster Maps layers (opens in a new tab) documentation for more information about our image and tile overlays.
|Displays the precipitation type radar overlay that differentiates between rain, snow and a rain/snow/ice mix.
|Displays the black-and-white infrared satellite overlay for the US.
|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).
|Infrared Satellite (Global)
|Displays the black-and-white infrared satellite overlay for the world.
|Displays currently active weather advisories, watches and warnings. Review the full advisory type listing for the colors associated with each advisory on the overlay.
|Displays currently active severe weather areas. Review the full advisory type listing for the colors associated with each advisory on the overlay.
|Displays the current snow depth observed on the ground.
|Displays the current temperature gradient.
|Displays the current wind speeds as a gradient and wind direction as vectors.
|Displays the current dew point temperature gradient.
|Displays the current relative humidity gradient.
|Displays the current wind chill gradient. The gradient only displays values 50 degrees F and lower.
|Displays the current heat index gradient. The gradient only displays values 80 degrees F and above.
|Sea Surface Temps
|Displays the latest global sea surface temperatures.
|Displays the latest chlorophyll concentrations.
|Radar + Satellite
|Combines the precipitation-type radar and infrared satellite imagery into a single tile image.
|Radar + Advisories
|Combines the preciptiation-type radar and advisory imagery into a single tile image.
|Displays storm cells as points along with their projected forecast paths.
|Displays severe storm reports according to their type.
|Displays currently active wildfires.
|Displays recently recorded earthquakes and magnitude worldwide.
|Displays the latest lightning strikes, color-coded based on their age.
|Displays the latest river stage information, color-coded based on their status.
|Displays short-fuse warning polygons, such as severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.
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 (opens in a new tab) that can be displayed and their corresponding color on the Advisories overlay for more information.