Weather Map API
Weather Map API provides weather forecasts and observations as map overlays worldwide. Precipitation radar images, atmospheric weather forecasts and satellite images are typically shown as map overlays. Vaisala provides map overlay images through its Weather Map API. Overlays are primarily provided as tiles that are compatible with the most common map services such as HERE, Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Background maps are also available.
The API Design
API implementation is optimized to minimize latencies in the service. For instance, the most used weather graphics are pre-rendered in the backend to boost the response speed of the API. Furthermore, adaptive caching is utilized to speed up the service.
Great UI experience
The Weather Map API helps you build rich content into your user experience by being designed exactly for that purpose.
API's technical support helps you implement the weather maps in the best possible way. In case of any questions, we are happy to help you.
The Weather Map API is based on HTTP queries, which are sent to Vaisala servers. The service responds by providing graphics in vector format (SVG) or raster (PNG, JPG). The service can also be requested to list available data layers and available time stamps for any given coordinate (longitude and latitude). This information is given in JSON format. Multiple zoom levels for the weather overlays are available (levels 3-12).
Our services are reasonably priced based on the customer use case, the service usage volume and the amount of customization work required. We would be happy to offer you our pricing quote after we have specified together your requirements for the service. Our value proposition is to always deliver a weather service that is a perfect fit for the customer's needs. To be able to focus on major customer projects currently, we are not offering freemium services or short term project deliveries.