Historical Climate Statistics
Visual Crossing offers the ability to run reports aggregated at yearly, monthly, weekly and daily levels. By retrieving the
hourly historical data and aggregating it to the appropriate level it produces more human-readable reporting statistics.
The ability to build report-quality aggregations directly in an API is also a big time saver and reduces errors by analysts.
Long-term Weather Outlook
Predicting weather beyond the 15-day forecast is a challenge but being able to see into the future for weather
conditions is invaluable. By utilizing 30+ years of historical weather data, Visual Crossing enables users to see
statistically what the typical weather is for any location.
Data Cleansing, Gap-Filling & Interpolation
All weather data starts at a common collection point, but not all Weather Data delivery systems are the same. Visual
Crossing cleanses weather station data for accuracy, fills in gaps where weather stations were in error or didn’t report,
and can interpolate for areas that fall between multiple, distant stations to give even rural areas optimal accuracy.
Weather Query Integrated Geocoding
Some Weather APIs include geocoding as a service to enhance their service. Only Visual Crossing allows you to
include location strings directly into your weather query in a single call. This allows API users and Excel Query users
the ability to pass in raw data address strings and retrieve weather data immediately.
Multiple Locations Per Query
Visual Crossing is the only weather service that enables users to pass in a full list of their weather locations directly into
the API through a single call. This removes the need to loop in a script and make an additional call for every single
location and then join the results.
Automatic Timezone Conversion
Visual Crossing processes and cleanses all weather datasources and this includes providing data converted into your
timezone. Timezone’s hourly range define your “day” for your weather summary data and have to be intelligently
converted depending on your regional adjustments such as Daylight Savings Time.
Excel Addin with Data Joiner
Support for Excel begins with an Addin that is embedded into the Excel Application. Users can simply define their
query through their own range of cell values, choose from a list of query preferences and pull weather data joined
directly along side their own data eliminating the need for further data joining prior to analysis.
Many business systems now are supporting OData connections due to its cloud availability and low maintenance.
Visual Crossing provides an OData service where weather data users can push query results to the cloud and then
retrieve them directly into business systems to begin their weather analysis.
In addition to a strong weather API Visual Crossing offers users a web interface to allow users to download weather
datasets directly to their desktop in CSV format. This web interface is also useful as a Query Builder tool to help Web
Query users build their initial URL queries. Users have the option to download or copy a URL to fetch their data.
Direct-to-Database/Excel CSV API
While most Weather APIs only support JSON which requires a script or application to process returning weather data,
Visual Crossing offers a CSV return format that allows users to import Web Query results directly into Excel, Google
Sheets and Databases. Users can even customize the queries and refresh data from the same query.
Business Hour Filtering and Aggregation
Business users often only care about the weather during the time period in which their businesses are open. Visual
Crossing enables weather queries to isolate a user-defined set of business hours that make up your custom weather
day. All values are aggregated by those hours, giving businesses a more intelligent solution.
Offline Bulk Data Option
Weather APIs are great, but sometimes the best option for large historical datasets is to download all of the data in an
offline, bulk operation to be most efficient. For a low price per location, customers can request a 30+ year history data
for any location.
Combined Forecast/History Licensing
Licensing can often times be confusing especially if you have limits on rate of queries, query counts or location
limitations. At Visual Crossing we provide the best licensing terms in the simplest form for the lowest price available.
This is why we include both History and Forecast Weather Data into a single license.