Developer FAQ & Resources

Integrate Custom Data Streams in Real Time

Live Earth allows developers to create geospatial dashboards quickly—with no GIS expertise or special coding required—to render, animate, or visualize your data.

Simply stream your raw events to the Live Earth Cloud and they will be stored, correlated with other data streams (weather, traffic, etc.) and available for instant viewing within the Live Earth Windows, iPad, or web-based clients.

API Documentation and Specifications

Not only does Live Earth allow you to view items on a map and see them update over time, it also lets you display disparate data streams from various sources in a single unified application.

This documentation explains how to leverage the API. The API is RESTful and uses JSON as the transport mechanism. The list of endpoints can be found below.

[Note: Each endpoint includes a short description of the purpose of the endpoint, the endpoints rl and method (e.g., GET, POST, PUT, DELETE), a fully annotated schema for both the request and response payload, as well as example JSON for the request and response object.]

Documentation to Push Data

[NOTE: For Dev and Trial accounts, we store data for 7 days in our cloud before the data is cleaned up. So, when pushing data, make sure the timestamp in the JSON string is not older than 7 days.]