First things first, thank you for choosing Visual Crossing Weather as the weather data provider for your project. We’re glad that you found the weather data that you need with us. Now that your project is ready for a big reveal, you need to know how to properly attribute Visual Crossing Weather as the source of your data. In this article, we’ll show you how to make proper attribution to Visual Crossing Weather based on the type of project in which you use weather data.
Website, App, or Application
When you use Visual Crossing Weather data in any form as part of a website, app, or application, you are required to acknowledge the source of the data. The way to do that is by including either the text “Powered by Visual Crossing Weather” or using one of the icons below. This message either in text or image must be legible and placed near to the weather data on your site. Also this message must, whenever possible, open a link to https://www.visualcrossing.com when clicked, touched, or otherwise activated in the standard way in the deployment environment.
You may not, however, use the powered-by message or image or Visual Crossing icon, or logo to imply a relationship, affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement by Visual Crossing beyond that which exists between you and Visual Crossing in writing. If you have any questions about your relationship with Visual Crossing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web-based Article or Blog Post
In a web article or blog post, it is customary to discuss the source of the data that you are using directly along with its use case. This allows your readers to easily find their own data and experiment themselves if the desire. When using Visual Crossing Weather data in a article, at minimum you need to include the data service name (Visual Crossing Weather) and the top-level URL where your readers can access data themselves ( https://www.visualcrossing.com/). When appropriate, you will also want to mention the specific data time period that you used when making your weather query as well as the weather variables that you found interesting.
Although in most cases your article will naturally contain more details, at minimum, your article should include a few sentences modeled after the following:
The weather data in this article was retrieved using the Visual Crossing Weather data service. You can learn more about the service and access the same data yourself at https://www.visualcrossing.com/.
In an academic article, you must use a proper citation style based on the requirements of your paper and academic institution/publication. Below are examples formatted in common styles. If you have a different style requirement, feel free to reformat these. However, make sure that you at minimum include the following: company name (Visual Crossing), the data service name (Visual Crossing Weather), and the URL ( https://www.visualcrossing.com/) so that readers of your article can retrieve the data themselves if they wish.
APA (American Psychological Association)
Visual Crossing Corporation. (CURRENT YEAR). Visual Crossing Weather (DATA QUERY RANGE). [data service]. Retrieved from https://www.visualcrossing.com/
For example, if the current year is 2020 and I used weather data for 2017-2019 in my article research, I would cite the data as
Visual Crossing Corporation. (2020). Visual Crossing Weather (2017-2019). [data service]. Retrieved from https://www.visualcrossing.com/
Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style has multiple citation variants, but generally requires a bibliography entry in the following format
Visual Crossing Corporation. Visual Crossing Weather. (DATA QUERY RANGE). https://www.visualcrossing.com/
For example, if I used weather data for 2017-2019 in my article research, I would cite the data as
Visual Crossing Corporation. Visual Crossing Weather. (2017-2019). https://www.visualcrossing.com/
MLA (Modern Language Association)
Visual Crossing Corporation. Visual Crossing Weather. DATA QUERY RANGE, https://www.visualcrossing.com/. Accessed CURRENT DATE
For example, if the current date is 5/5/2020 and I used weather data for 2017-2019 in my article research, I would cite the data as
Visual Crossing Corporation. Visual Crossing Weather. 2017-2019, https://www.visualcrossing.com/. Accessed May 5, 2020.