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The weather alerts on our meteorological data



The weather alerts are ones of the tools that we offer for agricultural monitoring of fields   http://agromonitoring.com/. For your convenience we have designed an interface for our API where you can create triggers for a polygon of any shape. These triggers will work out in case of emergence of specified weather conditions (temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.) during a certain period of time.    

For example, there is a field where some plants are inclined to suffer from freezing, while other plants need measures to be taken in case of strong wind – and you can easily get this information with our tool. Just set specific trigger conditions and if they happen you will get a program warning.  

Open Dashboard for Agricultural Monitoring

Today we’d like to show you what you can do with our data. Open Dashboard for Agricultural Monitoring (http://agromonitoring.com/) is a presentation of possible use of weather and satellite data in your agriculture applications. This is a service where everyone can find weather data and satellite imagery of their fields easily through our APIs. All you need to do is just to register, to draw a polygon and you get all the necessary stuff in an instant.        

Here you can evaluate a condition of fields from satellite imagery and get clear information for analysis of the dynamic changes taking place on these fields. Also this service provides weather data for any specified area: forecasts, historical data and notifications about critical weather situations for a stated period.

If you are interested in embedding this service in your application you can find further information here: http://agromonitoring.com/

We are glad to introduce a new version of our satellite image processing platform VANE.

We are glad to introduce a new version of our satellite image processing platform VANE.
So, what’s new:
Now a request with an error or invalid values will return a response with the recommendations on how to fix it. Also the validation of values became stricter.
For example, the “select” parameter takes only a definite amount of bands. Parameters’ specifications themselves have gone through some changes

You can find the detailed description here http://owm.io/vaneLanguage

It’s easier to work with colors now by using default color schemes and palettes. A corresponding default color palette is automatically generated depending on an operation (the “op” parameter) and a current data source (the “from” parameter). And of course you can make your own color scheme.

We are happy to announce that one of our products - API for UV-index has got significant improvement

We are happy to announce that one of our products - API for UV-index has got significant improvement.    
- Now besides current and historical data, you can also get UVI forecasts for periods of 8 days.    
Syntax has got considerably easier,  it has become clearer and more unified like other APIs version 2.5.  
- There is a new feature to request data on any geographic coordinates without limits on accuracy.
Accuracy of UVI modeled data has been increased twice (the interpolation grid step decreased from 0.5 to 0.25 degrees).      
- Soon the support of search by city name, city id and zip-code will be available. 

You can find the instructions for the updated version here http://openweathermap.org/api/uvi 

Please pay attention that during 2 weeks UV-index data will be in open access.  Further, access to this data will be available only for paid plans starting from Developer. For more information on our plans please visit  http://openweathermap.org/price

The previous version of API (http://openweathermap.org/api/old-uvi) will be announced deprecated soon, and no support will be provided for this version.

Webinar: VANE Language API

Webinar: VANE Language API

Please, join our webinar on May 23

Our specialist will tell about VANE geospatial platform and VANE language API - the concept of which is to unite all operations with remote sensing data into consistent queries, allowing developers to work with the data similar to other SQL-fashioned APIs they are familiar with.

After the webinar program, you can write your questions and get our consultation how to apply VANE capabilities and remote sensing data to your project or business. We appreciate your participation and feedback!

To apply for Webinar, please, follow the link:   https://owm.clickmeeting.com/vane/register

Openweathermap team is happy to welcome our new member!

Openweathermap team is happy to welcome our new member!

Openweathermap team is happy to welcome our new member.

Roman is working with a satellite image processing on server-side VANE platform that is based on Hadoop, Spark frameworks. Mainly, he involved in data ingestion and satellite imagery processing pipelines development on Scala programming language.
Roman completed his master`s degree in Skoltech university with space data management specialization. During study he spent 1 year in EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) university. Previously, he worked in international online retail companies.
He has many interests in machine learning applying to satellite and UAV data and takes  participation in Kaggle competitions in a free time. 

We present to your attention a first official Openweathermap bot for Telegram!

We present to your attention a first official Openweathermap bot for Telegram.
http://t.me/OpenWeatherRobot

Bot supports the following commands to get weather:

  • type city name to get the current weather for the certain city
  • day (d) - get hourly forecast for current day
  • current (c) - get current weather for last city
  • type repeat at 10 am, for daily weather alerts at 10 a.m.

You can even talk to OpenweathRobot using natural language.
Examples:
“weather in London in 2 days”
“Paris tomorrow”
“Moscow next week”

Try it yourself and be aware of weather.

VANE Platform gets Update with Planet Satellite Imagery Integration

VANE Platform gets Update with Planet Satellite Imagery Integration

We are happy to announce today that Openweathermap has partnered with Planet to provide access to current and archived Rapideye and PlanetScope satellite imagery in the VANE geospatial platform. Planet operates the world’s largest earth observation constellation of satellites and has the capacity to image the world’s landmass on a daily basis.

With this partnership, the VANE platform enables online processing and access to global high resolution imagery from Planet, further diversifying our Global Base Map product that currently offers publically available Sentinel and Landsat data.

>>> Read more

We extended the list of supported languages for weather conditions.

Do you want to receive weather data in your language? We extended the list of supported languages for weather conditions.
Now in our API the following languages are available:

Arabic (ar); Czech (cz); Greek (el); Persian(Farsi) (fa); Galician (gl); Hungarian (hu); Japanese (ja); Korean (kr); Latvian (la); Lithuanian (lt); Macedonian (mk); Slovak (sk); Slovenian (sl); Vietnamese (vi).

We invite all our users to test translations for weather conditions in different languages. We will be happy to extend our language support according to your wishes. If you have any questions or suggestions - please send them to https://openweathermap.desk.com/. The specification for all weather conditions in English is available here: http://openweathermap.org/weather-conditions

New styles for weather maps API

New styles for weather maps API

We added new version of rendering styles for Weathermap API.

To get weather map layers in new predefined styles you need to add _new to the appropriate layer name like the following:

http://tile.openweathermap.org/map/{layer}_new/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?appid={api_key}