Working with Data Connectors: OpenWeather

This Data Connector requires payment of an additional fee. Is not included in the Graphics license. If you need access please contact your designated Customer Success Manager.

The OpenWeather Data connector provides historical, current, and forecasted weather data via light-speed APIs.

Bear in mind, The Open Weather API does not support querying multiples cities at the same time. However, this Flowics connector allows you to select up to 5 cities.

Requirements

It requires an API key. if you do not have available, request to your Customer Success Manager designated in OpenWeather.


Setting up Data Connectors

Before working with Data Connectors in Graphics you must set it up. Learn how to set up your Data Connector by clicking here.


Adding the Data Connector to the Graphics Editor

First, you need to add a Data Connector to your tree (1) and then click on Connect (2).

From the External Source panel choose OpenWeather (if it's not listed contact your designated Customer Success Manager).

Datasets / Tables

Complete the dataset settings by selecting a table. Each table has its own schema and represents different kinds of information. The tables supported are:

  • Current Weather in Multiple Cities: Access current weather data for any location on Earth including over 200,000 cities. The data is frequently updated based on the global and local weather models, satellites, radars, and a vast network of weather stations.
  • One Call - Current and forecast weather data: The One Call API provides the following weather data for any geographical coordinates:
    • Minute forecast for 1 hour
    • Hourly forecast for 48 hours
    • Daily forecast for 7 days
    • Historical data for 5 previous days

OpenWeather example graphics

With the data now set up, you can start creating your tree by using building blocks, binding content, and formatting the Graphics. In this example, we use the information from the OpenWeather API to show up to 5 cities.


Watch the following video where we build an example of a weather forecast:


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