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Baron Announces Baron Weather API for Aviation

Exclusive aviation weather data enables safe decision-making

Huntsville, AL – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces Baron Weather API for Aviation, a data distribution service which enables quick and easy integration of quality-controlled, industry-leading data into a variety of applications. Baron Weather API for Aviation provides an accurate, web-delivered meteorological data stream for turn-key integration into a range of devices and services, including location-based smart phone and tablet apps, websites, desktop applications, multi-function displays, chartplotters, and electronic flight bags. To ensure maximum up-time and smooth performance, Weather API for Aviation includes a network of state-of-the-art data centers with built-in scalability designed to handle large usage demands. These data centers ensure that Weather API is secure and reliable, and will deliver data on time, every time.

Baron Weather API for Aviation provides the information users across the globe are looking for when the weather is at its most unpredictable. Some notable data provided by Baron worldwide includes satellite imagery, significant weather, satellite derived radar (a unique product which provides weather data when no ground-based radar is available), winds and temperatures aloft, and a lightning map which can display individual strikes or as a heat map showing where lightning activity is most intense. All of these global data products, and all other weather data provided by Baron, is compiled from an array of public and private sources, then quality controlled for the best possible timeliness and accuracy.

Other weather data products and features integrated by Baron Weather API include (globally available products featured in bold):

  • METAR Reports
  • Volcanic Eruption
  • Graphical flight conditions and echo tops
  • CID and SLP icing data
  • NOTAMs
  • Turbulence

Baron Weather API features a streamlined on-boarding process and includes numerous data formats, including JSON and TMS, for efficient integration into most applications and platforms. “The Baron data integrated into our existing systems extremely easily…that’s because the documentation that Baron provided with the API was so good…it literally walked us through step-by-step,” said John Burnside, co-founder and Director of Technology at iFlightPlanner. Baron Weather API also features RESTful architecture to ensure a familiar development environment. Additionally, data packages are industry targeted, making integration easy and quick. Customized data packages are also available for any client-specific application.

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