What do the different event ranks mean?

Every single event in PredictHQ is ranked to help you understand what the potential impact of an event might be. Ranking is based on a number of different factors and is unique to each category.

Rank is a log scale numerical value between 0 and 100 when using the API. In Control Center, it is broken down by minor to major, to give you a quick visual indication of potential impact.

PredictHQ currently offers 3 types of rank as follows:

  • PHQ Rank™ - Represents the potential impact of an event independent of its geographical location.
  • Local Rank™ - Represents the potential impact of an event on its local geographical area.
  • Aviation Rank™ - Represents the potential impact of an event on air travel.

In Control Center you can use the API explorer to look at the rank parameters and how to use them to filter and sort events data.  You can also use the search functionality in Control Center to.  See also our developer documentation for information on how to filter and sort on rank in your API calls.