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Accessing Resources on the adaptER Platform

aWhere Training Tutorial

Introduction

aWhere’s adaptER Platform offers tools to analyze and visualize weather data and trends. The following is an overview of the adaptER Platform and the key applications offered for all users.

Step 1

Sign-up for an account on aWhere’s adaptER Platform. Once signed in, click the “start my free access” button which will give you access to the API. Click through the tour to learn more about each application.

Step 2

Explore the weather in your region of interest with interactive Maps4ER and World Weather Maps.

Snapshot of Interactive Maps4ER, Zimbabwe
Snapshot of World Weather Maps, South America

Step 3

Download Geospatial files for select countries. These can be visualized using GIS. Click the Resources folder to get started with these files.

Click Region to select your country of interest and download the geospatial files for a sample set of countries. Each .zip file contains 5 GIS ready (WKT) CSV (comma-separated value) files, reflecting the last 7 and 30 days and the next 7 and 15 days to help you assess environmental conditions in your area of interest. 

Tip: If you are following the proposed folder structure from Tutorial: Organizing your Project Files please save your weather files in your BaseData subfolder.

Visualizing the weather in your country of interest can inform decisions and planning around agriculture and food security by allowing you to: 

  • Identify areas that are anomalous (e.g. rainfall outside of long term normal)
  • Track the onset of the rainy season and in-season rainfall pattern
  • View weather patterns across a country with aWhere’s  9km x 9km gridded surface 
  • And many more applications! If you do not see your country of interest, contact us to learn how you can access additional files.

Step 4

Access our historical and forecast weather data through our easy-to-use API with the In-Time Weather API app. The Freemium Subscription provides 400 API calls per month.

Freemium accounts will be provided by default. Need more API Calls? Sign up on aWhere.com for a subscription.

Step 5

Use Weather Apps to quickly download data and create charts by geolocation.

Weather Download app

Access aWhere’s ag-weather dataset for any location for a specified time period and download the data as a csv file.

The Weather Download app provides both a CSV of the observed data as well as files compatible with FAO’s AquaCrop.

Climate Charts app

Visualize the weekly rainfall totals and temperature trends in your location of interest for a specified time period.

Review the weekly precipitation trends compared to the long-term normal by location with this app. Find out if your farm/location has been drier or wetter than normal over a time period of interest.

Climate Trend Charts app

Visualize weather variability for precipitation, min/max temperature, and precip over potential evapotranspiration (P/PET) for any location. These charts reveal weather variability and trends to adapt to climate change.

These charts show if a location is trending drier/wetter, hotter/colder over the designated period of interest. The location above is trending drier for the month of January which could begin impacting what crops can be grown in this location.

What’s next?

Review the next tutorial in the series to get your Key and Secret to start using the API with the Tutorial: Getting your aWhere Key and Secret.
If you have any questions, please contact customersupport@awhere.com 

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