Common Workflows

Interactive Maps

Single Frame

To populate an interactive map:

  1. Make a frames request for the desired product using its ID or name.
  2. Find the desired frame from the list provided in the response.
  3. Use the frame’s id to make map tile requests.

To populate an interactive forecast map:

  1. Make a forecasts request for the desired product using its ID or name.
  2. Find the desired forecast from the list provided in the response.
  3. Drill down by following the link to its frames.
  4. Find the desired frame from the list provided in the response.
  5. Use the frame’s id to make map tile requests.

Animations

Clients can animate interactive maps by requesting tiles for multiple frames.

To animate from past to present:

  1. Make a frames request for the desired product using its ID or name.
  2. Find the desired frames from the list provided in the response.
  3. Use each frame’s id to make map tile requests.

To animate a forecast:

  1. Make a forecasts request for the desired product using its ID or name.
  2. Find the desired forecast from the list provided in the response.
  3. Drill down by following the link to its frames.
  4. Find the desired frames from the list provided in the response.
  5. Use each frame’s id to make map tile requests.

Point Forecasts

Single Frame

To get a forecast for a particular time at a location:

  1. Make a forecasts request for the desired product using its ID or name.
  2. Find the desired forecast from the list provided in the response.
  3. Drill down by following the link to its frames.
  4. Find the desired frame from the list provided in the response.
  5. Use the frame’s id in a datapoint request.

Meteograms

To get a forecast timeseries for a location, suitable for a meteogram:

  1. Make a forecasts request for the desired product using its ID or name.
  2. Find the desired forecast from the list provided in the response.
  3. Drill down by following the link to its frames.
  4. Find the desired frames from the list provided in the response.
  5. Make a series of datapoint requests using each frame’s id.