TAF Request

You only need to specify this style URL in your client and it will automatically know what other URLs it has to request for other resources such as vector tiles and sprites:


Optional Fields

Optional fields can be attached to the query string as follows:


The following table describes all optional parameters:

datetimeA date to retrieve the vector data
If no datetime is provided, the system defaults to the time of the request.
Dates and times are specified according to the ISO-86011 format (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ). All times are in UTC. Note that the part containing time specifications (Thh:mm:ss) is optional. The default setting is now. For more details see Date/Time Description 2018-04-12T12:45Z
access_tokenInstead of basic authentication, you can opt to use OAuth authentication as described here: OAuth AuthentificationString.eyJhbGciOicCI6 ... y2QT4fwpMeJ

Visual Representation

Taf explanation symbol
Visibilitythe horizontal visibilityin meters
Weatherthe reported weather condition (the symbol is only present if the TAF reports a weather condition)string
Cloud coveragecloud coverage in octassymbol
Wind barbwind speed and directionwind barb symbol
IDairport identifieridentifier string
CEILvertical visibilityin feet above ground

Note: For zoom levels<8, the above symbol is not rendered when using the default style, instead a simple dot is displayed, which indicates the location of available reports.

Further Relevant TAF Informations

Apart from the information represented by the symbol above, we also encode other relevant information into the Protobuf file. These can be extracted and projected on your map by using a custom stylesheet. Here is a list of the additionally available fields:

KeyData TypeUnit
idstring -
sitestring -
latitudedouble -
longitudedouble -
issue_timestring ISO time format string
valid_time_fromstring ISO time format string
valid_time_tostring ISO time format string
raw_tafstring -
wind_speeddouble m/s
wind_directiondouble °