Locations Guide

Aya Tofach
Aya Tofach
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Locations enable you to specify places on the map that you want to track against specific weather parameters and criteria. There are 3 types of locations in the Tomorrow.io Platform which we will cover in this guide:

  • Point locations

  • Polygons

  • Polylines

Location Types

Locations represent your areas of interest which you need to monitor and protect. There are three types of locations in the Tomorrow.io Platform:

  • Point locations, represented by star icons, identify a specific pair of latitude and longitude coordinates. A point location could be a factory.

  • Polygon locations, represented by shapes, represent a specific bounded area. A polygon location could be a zip code.

  • Polyline locations, represented by lines, identify a specific segment. A polyline location could be a highway.

To help you start thinking about what location types are relevant for your business,  consider what places you want to track, and how you want them represented on the map. 

Adding Locations

Locations can be added via the locations workflow. Locations are shown on the map, and denoted by a purple star, line, or polygon shape. You can also create locations directly on the map, or search for existing locations by location name or lat/long coordinates. 

Tomorrow.io Tip

For Polygons, the max area can be no larger than 400km²; segments can only have a max length of 70km. For Polylines, the max length can only be 70km. 

Depending on the format of the location created, this format will carry through to the map, and anywhere else a location is used. So, if you work in Lat/Long when looking for a location on the map, you will need to search for the relevant lat/long coordinates

Check out these tutorials to begin creating and managing your locations:

Location Actions

From the locations tab, additional actions can be taken, once a location is created. You can see the options via the ellipsis icon on a location line.

Adding Location Tags

Location tags allow you to filter by location identifiers. i.e tags, to easily identify a grouping of locations, based on that tag criteria. Tags empower you to quickly filter and select a subset of locations that’s relevant to you.

You can create and add tags individually when creating a single location in the location section, and add locations in bulk from the Locations section. Location tags are also available throughout every facet of the Tomorrow.io Platform, enhancing your ability to filter locations from the Insights Dashboard, Map, or Alerts sections.

Adding to Insight Dashboard(s)

Locations can be tied to an insight dashboard to ensure that through monitoring an insight on a dashboard, you are monitoring the location that can be affected by that insight.

Tomorrow.io Tip

The dashboard you are trying to add a location too must exist first.


**This section is only relevant if your platform has Dashboards 2.0 with Views capabilities (new customers that started after October 2022)

To manage your monitored locations - Access the locations page by clicking on the ‘Location Icon’ on the main navigation bar, found on the left-hand side of the Tomorrow.io platform. Click on the ‘Monitoring’ tab on the top left. This is the “One stop shop” for location management and monitoring.  In this centralized space, users are able to monitor the location, add / edit / remove / turn on / turn off  insights and alerts tied to that location. Users can apply changes in bulk to many locations or at the individual location level.  Once changes are made, they’re immediately applied to the Insights Dashboards, Views and the Map. 


Adding Alerts

Alerts- the way you notify yourself and employees of impending weather conditions, or insights,  are dependent on locations.


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