The Synoptic Data Mesonet API returns JSON and XML data to integrate weather data that includes units with positions, air temperature, elevation, and volts; elevation with sensor variables, longitude, latitude, time zone, and observations; and summary with data query time, metadata, data parsing time, number of objects, and functions. Synoptic Data is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) provides earth data with the aim to support research, education, and exploratory usage by all types of users with little to no cost.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Weather, and Addresses. Highlights include an
API for free surface-based weather observations, and APIs for Natural Language Processing in news articles. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.