Working with Data Connectors: Weather Channel

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 Weather Company Data Packages tap into the breadth and depth of weather data to provide current and forecast conditions, seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasts, lifestyle indices, severe weather, and historical weather data.

Requirements

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


Setting up Data Connectors

Before working with Data Connectors in Graphics you must set it up. Learn how to set up your Data Connect 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 Weather CoreĀ (if it is 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:

  • Site-Based Current Conditions: Current Conditions are sourced from physical site-based observation stations. This API returns the latest weather observation for the location supplied including current temperatures, winds, pressure, and other observed weather information. Weather observations are reported from physical devices deployed worldwide (weather data collected from METAR, SYNOP, BUOY, CMAN devices).
  • Site-Based Current Conditions Times Series: This API returns the latest weather observation for the location supplied to include current temperatures, winds, pressure, and other observed weather information. Weather observations are reported from physical devices deployed worldwide (weather data collected from METAR, SYNOP, BUOY, CMAN devices).
  • Hourly Forecast - (2, 15 Day): Weather forecasts starting current day.
  • Daily Forecast - (3, 5, 7, 10, 15 Day): Weather forecasts starting current day.

Weather Channel 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 Weather Channel API to show up to 5 cities, with information on maximum and minimum temperature, wind speed, probability of rain, and animated gif.

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