aWhere Weather Platform Updates: August 2013
lizzy_leighty | 2013-08-21 21:44
New Feature: Set Weather Alerts through the aWhere Platform
Weather alerts are now available through the aWhere Platform.
Weather alerts enable platform users to sign up to receive a notification when a user-selected weather condition is met. If the condition is met for any day in the forecast, an email will be generated and sent out to the users email account.
Follow these simple steps to set up alerts for weather conditions:
1) Register for the aWhere Platform: http://www.awhere.com/en-us/weather-p. Registration is free, all that is required is a username and password
2) Login at me.awhere.com using your username (email) and password
3) Once logged in to the weather tool, click on the ‘Alerts’ button in the ‘Reports’ section of the main toolbar
4) A window will appear, allowing you to select an analysis, an attribute, a condition, a threshold and an action. Note that you may have to create a new weather analysis if the location you would like analyzed is not one of your saved projects
5) Once you have defined your alert, you may test it, then click the ‘Close’ button to dismiss the Weather Alerts window
Improved Daily and Weekly Emailed Weather Notifications
aWhere’s daily and weekly weather notification emails are now being presented in a more user-friendly format. These emailed weather reports now include the analysis name, lat/long, a 10 day history, current day weather and an 8 day forecast for key weather variables.
Email notifications can be set up for any analysis location. If you would like to receive weather notifications, register for the aWhere Platform: http://www.awhere.com/en-us/weather-p, log in at me.awhere.com and locate the ‘Notifications’ tab at the top of the toolbar.
Upcoming Platform Changes
This fall, aWhere will be implementing some additional features to the free version of the platform. Current users have access to aWhere’s weather data in Eastern, Western and Southern Africa and South Asia. Starting late this year, additional modules will become accessible, allowing users to access the aWhere data library, which contains openly-sourced datasets from wide range of international development practitioners and national governments. Users will be able to interact with and analyze these datasets through the aWhere platform. More specific information about the new features will be available as the release date approaches.