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Offline Gatorlsu

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Weather Software for Macs
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:29:12 PM »
I set up my Davis VP2+ with the Davis 6510USB data logger directly connected tot he Ambient Weatherbridge. This is connected to the internet via my wireless router and uploads weather data from my console directly to WU and PWS. Worked like a charm. Now I would like to set up my own Wx webpage like many of the great people on this forum. However, I use Macs. I see that Weather Display and Cumulus are for windows based operating systems and not OS X. Any suggestions on good software for a Mac? I was looking at Weathersnoop for Macs. Any feedback from users? Thanks.
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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 06:14:40 AM »
I'm not a Mac user, but WeatherCat is one option: http://trixology.com/weathercat/
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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 07:35:18 AM »
I set up my Davis VP2+ with the Davis 6510USB data logger directly connected tot he Ambient Weatherbridge. This is connected to the internet via my wireless router and uploads weather data from my console directly to WU and PWS. Worked like a charm. Now I would like to set up my own Wx webpage like many of the great people on this forum. However, I use Macs. I see that Weather Display and Cumulus are for windows based operating systems and not OS X. Any suggestions on good software for a Mac? I was looking at Weathersnoop for Macs. Any feedback from users? Thanks.
If you want to use your USB logger on a Mac or PC there is a nasty surprise.
Any serial / usb Davis logger, especialy the new ones (green point ones) can only be used with one device at a time. A Davis IP logger can  upload by itself to WL.com and be used with one well behaving weather program.

So to run a Mac next to your Ambient Weatherbridge you need an extra logger and an extra console/Envoy.

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But what is your question:

A. Do you want to run a Mac / PC with a weatherprogram ?
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B. Do you want to have your own weather-website ?

You already own and use nearly everything you need - A Meteobridge is also a complete weatherprogram.

Both the Saratoga- and the the Leuven template are compatible and can use the Meteobridge (=WeatherBridge) to upload your WeatherData to your website.

If you do not want to use a template, but want to build your own website from scratch, learning PHP and HTML, you could check the extensive documentation of the Meteobridge. Multiple users of the meteobridge are doing that.

Saratoga-template:
Docs: http://saratoga-weather.org/wxtemplates/setup-Meteobridge.php
My test-site to test my scripts with Saratoga and Meteobridge: http://www.wiri.be/saratoga/
 
Leuven-template: http://leuven-template.eu/
Test-site for my template and Meteobridge:  http://weather-template.nl/weather28/

Meteobridge Documentation: http://meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
upload your data using tags: http://meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/Templates

weatherbridge: http://www.ambientweather.com/amweatherbridge.html

To get your own weather-website up and running:
You need on your Mac two programs:
1. a decent FTP program (I myself use Transmit  and Cyberduck) and
2.  a good program editor, for which I use BBEdit.

The Meteobridge will be customized using the web-interface with which you are already familiar.

If you want to see other websites using the Meteobridge in your country / area check the list of users
for the Leuven-template at: http://leuven-template.eu/userlist.php?lang=en
for the Saratoga template at: http://saratoga-weather.org/wxtemplates/station-links.php

Succes, Wim

« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 12:28:33 PM by wvdkuil »
Vantage VUE with a WLIP connected to a Meteobridge used for https://weer.sluispark.be/
Same VUE+WLIP uploads to WL.com(2.0)  used for https://sluispark.be/weather28/
Vantage VP2 with a USB logger/Meteobridge for https://www.weerstation-herent.be/
Envoy with a WLIP uploads to WL.com(1.0) as a backup / test for the same site.

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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 08:05:19 AM »
I see that Weather Display and Cumulus are for windows based operating systems and not OS X.
I believe there's a Mac version of WD. And a Mac version of Cumulus in development.

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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 08:13:42 AM »
I'd recommend WeatherCat just because I've been using it for years and feel comfortable with it. It has built-in basic templates for getting your site online quickly and you can build your own custom site with tons of tags; or use one of the templates mentioned earlier. I used the Leuven template on my new site. So there are many, many options.

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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 01:49:41 PM »
I am more interested in just havng my own wether website rather than running software on my Mac to do this intially. If I can use a template and weatherbridge, I may go that route to start and then check out weathercat. Thaks to all for your responses.
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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 05:59:26 PM »
I see that Weather Display and Cumulus are for windows based operating systems and not OS X.
I believe there's a Mac version of WD. And a Mac version of Cumulus in development.

Eric
There is a mac version of WD thats works very well. The author had a bit of a catastrophe when he lost his hard drive several months ago and is in the process of rebuilding the program. Because of this he has removed the link to download the mac version until he can get it back to where it was. He has focused most of the rebuild efforts on the Windows version and in recent weeks has begun the arduous task of rebuilding the mac version. The mac version of WD never reached the same plateau of functionality as the Windows version but in recent years it has come very close. A very good feature rich program with a bit of a steep learning curve. Hopefully the next release of the mac version will be out in the near future however the author has indicated it will take some time.

I'd be interested in seeing what a mac version of Cumulus would be like and see if it would have the same features as WD. I'll keep an eye out for that, although my issue has more to do with the few software packages that are compatible with the RainWise products.

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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 01:20:25 PM »
Thanks mfd38. I will wait to see the revised Mac version of wd.
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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 03:49:23 PM »
There is also WeatherSnoop by Tee-Boy - http://www.tee-boy.com/weathersnoop/

I liked the UI and friendly support. But in 3.0 they abandoned Oregon Scientific, which was before I dropped it in favor of Ambient and Weather Underground.

They use SQL for a db, so it is hackable. They support upload to various sites including Weather Underground and other plus your own.

You can also set up one of your macs as the base and server for a client on other Macs or iOS.

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Re: Weather Software for Macs
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 11:49:41 PM »
There is also WeatherSnoop by Tee-Boy - http://www.tee-boy.com/weathersnoop/

I liked the UI and friendly support. But in 3.0 they abandoned Oregon Scientific, which was before I dropped it in favor of Ambient and Weather Underground.

They use SQL for a db, so it is hackable. They support upload to various sites including Weather Underground and other plus your own.

You can also set up one of your macs as the base and server for a client on other Macs or iOS.

Weathersnoop didn't work for me. It couldn't read the data from my RPi as it was set up to read only established stations and there was no easy way to get data from generic sources. I use my Mac to monitor, but use RaspberryPi to save and send data. Maybe I missed something, but I deleted it.
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