Using Weather Information

Weather information

Welcome back to our tutorials, with AI-Dash PRO is possible to include weather information onto your charts, before you will be able to do that there are few simple steps to follow:

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Weather API provider

In order to feed AI-Dash PRO with weather information we will need an API key.
As a first step of our setup we will need to search on any search engine website:

"API for current weather data"

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There will be a great amount of website you can choose from, and more or less they all have similar functionality. For this tutorial we choose to use OpenWeatherMap but feel free to use any other provider you prefer. Once decided which provider to use select the website and choose the:

  • Current weather data feeds

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and now it's time to Subscribe.

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Subscribe

After clicking on subscribe, depending on the provider you choose, a page with all the service they provide will be showed.
Usually the basic service is more than enough to satisfy all the needs, however you might need other information hence you can always choose what's right for you! Once you happy with your decision hit:

Get API key and Start

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All you need to do now is to follow the 3 simple steps, more importantly you will need to Sign-up in order to get the API Key

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Fill up the fields with:

  • Username
  • Email address
  • Passwords

Don't forget to prove you're not a Robot and you are read to

Create an Account

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Generate an API Key

After you created your own account the home page will look like the one beneath. Click on API Keys to create the API Key needed.

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You will find in this page a default API Key but you can always generate new ones.

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Once the API Key is been created, copy the long string we will need it to Configure AI-Dash PRO

PLEASE NOTE the API Generated might take up to 2 hours to be activated

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Configure AI-Dash PRO

In the Configuration menu on the left hand side you can fine the Weather page as showed below:

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In this page we can set up and see:

  • Service section, where we can PASTE the API Key previously copied; we are also able to choose the Refreshing Time (in minutes) for our weather data feeds.

Clicking on APPLY will

set the API KEY and AI-Dash PRO will periodically check if that Key is still valid, for instance the green check sign shows that the API KEY is up and running.

  • Find Locality to find a location you just need to type the first few letters of the city you're a looking for and AI-Dash PRO will show a list of the cities.
    By clicking on one of this city, automatically it will be added to your Localities.
  • Localities all the location of interested you have choose. If the "Dot" next to the name of the location is green it means that the location is working properly and you can also see the time and date of the last update of the information related to that location

From the same page you can also remove a location by simply clicking on the red X

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Let's try it!

Let's see if we have done all the setting correctly by trying to get the weather information onto a chart. For demo purpose we are showing a single event chart... Don't forget to:

  • Flag the "Weather" button
  • Select the "Location" from the list

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As you can see below all the weather information are showed on your chart.

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Are you wondering what that "cloud with a question mark" means? Don't worry it just mean that AI-Dash PRO doesn't have the weather information for that period, most probably it is a time period related when the API Key wasn't present.

Unfortunately at the present we are not yet aligned with the historical weather information, stay tuned for updates!

Congrats you're now a Weather Guru

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