Online ESRI ArcGIS (WFS Instruction)
If you use the online versions of ESRI ArcGIS, follow the instructions below to include our WFS interface for working with station data. Start by opening Online ESRI ArcGIS and logging in:
You can add a layer by clicking on the
Add button and then selecting
Add Layer from Web from the drop down menu:
Pick the data type
A WFS OGC Web Service and enter our WFS URL
https://api.meteomatics.com/wfs?. After clicking on the
get layers button, which asks you to enter your Meteomatics API account credentials, you will be able to select a
layer and add it with
Please note that this queries only a station list and therefore the data content is some general information about the stations, for example name and elevation. If you wish to query weather data, please follow the following instructions.
Querying data with custom parameters
In order to make full use of our WFS interface, you will need to be able to add custom parameters to the query, so let us demonstrate this by going over the steps that are required to query a WFS feature type for a specific
TIME. The other custom parameters described above can then be used in the exact same manner.
When adding the layer, you can directly add custom parameters with
Add Custom Parameters:
If you have already added the layer, you can change it by going to the layer options and making use of
WFS OGC Options.
add parameter and enter the desired parameter, which is
TIME in this example, and the time you're interested in.
As before click on
get layers, pick the feature of interest and click on
An example WFS query to map
stations_mix-obs stations results in the following view: