Articles for "python"

In what environments can I run weather API queries?

All types of development environments need access to weather data. From command-line tasks such as database ETL, to scripts that drive websites and priority alerts, to mobile apps and complex business applications, weather data drives insight, decisions, and revenue. A good weather API is flexible enough to span all of these use cases, bringing a …

How to create a Raspberry PI frost alert using a weather api

In this tutorial we will create a simple frost alert using a Raspberry PI and the Visual Crossing Timeline Weather API. The aim of the simple circuit is to use colored LED lights to inform the user if frost or low temperatures are expected. A red light indicates below freezing temperatures are expected, yellow light …

How to Import Weather Forecast Data and Historical Weather Data into a MySQL Database

In this article, we are going to import weather data into a MySQL database. In addition to setting up the database tables, we will demonstrate techniques to import both historical weather data and weather forecast data. We will include the ways to retrieve the weather data and how to set up a script so the …

How to Find Weather Data for your Next Data Science Project

The use of weather data in data science is hugely varied and there are applications in all applied verticals. However at the heart of all data science projects are accurate, trustworthy weather datasets. In this article, we’ll explain the types of weather data available for data science, how to get them, how to make sure …

Bulk weather forecast data retrieval for multiple locations

Visual Crossing provides the ability to retrieve up to 16 day forecasts for any world wide location based on address, zipcode/postcode or latitude and longitude. In this article we discuss how to retrieve the full weather forecast for multiple locations in a single request. This makes it easy to import weather forecast information for many …

How to use weather forecasts to optimize Google Ads

Google Ads and other online advertising has become essential to every business. While it is obvious that every business needs to advertise online, business that have no online sales ability still find it valuable to reach out to potential customers while they are browsing the internet. Even businesses that are very local in their reach …