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GSM is still an idea. I have checked possibilities and there is no way that I could not add GSM modem to WiFiLogger.

At this moment I have stable firmware and I am preparing the lot for shipping.
Next step after distribution is to hear what people wants and add it to WiFiLogger, if its will be doable.

I will sale through Ryan for USA + Canada and For EU I want to have contract with UK reseller. I won't sell directly. I won't make competition to my dealers.

If you want GSM, please wait until it will be available. I will give info here, but that can take a while. Prototyping, programming, testing consume a lot of time.
WiFiLogger will be on market very soon.
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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Last post by Farmtalk on Today at 07:49:52 AM »
6.72 inches of rain this morning in about 4 hours.
That puts me at 10.77 for May. Average is about 3.85.
Will definitely add to that total this week and especially this weekend when some kind of tropical disturbance is supposed to come this way. 
Was almost #1 in the country in Cocorahs but someone in Texas had 7.05. :-(

Impressive especially for such a short time period.

That's an average radar return of 49 decibels over the four hours.  :shock:
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At the proposed price point these things should sell like hotcakes!  Well done!  I will likely get one.  And I for one do not care about WL.com    BTW, any chance we will see a Bluetooth version?

Thank you. A lot of good words were written under whole this post.

There is newer hardware to use with bluetooth onboard, but I would need another a few month to change it.
Bluetooth is local communication, it will not give you a big advantage.
I am thinking about external GSM addon. I should will be succeed. This is more important than Bluetooth.

WL.com it's under construction, we will see what it will can do. I don't know how about watching data on WL.com, but for transmit data from console to WL.com they have best solution of all.
No oder website accept archive data from data logger. All needs only current data. They accept also HiLows data.
For Davis weather stations it's the best.

For me to check data best site is www.pwsweather.com I like its data presentation.

I'd certainly be interested in a GSM version, I'm currently running an Envoy and Arduino for GSM but this looks much better and most importantly with less power consumption  :grin:

Will you be selling direct to EU customers or through a reseller? Either way im willing to purchase one as soon as they are available.
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Except WLK file format sucks.  Seriously.  One would have thought that even in 1995 Davis would have used a reasonable format.

Just to add some facts to the discussion WLK files did not exist in 1995 as WLK files (as we know them today) only came into being with WeatherLink 5.2 or latter as the database files pre WeatherLink 5.1 were in fact a different format (and a different file name) hence the option still in WL that not many new users would ever had to use or maybe older users even remember using is [Import Database files], which was used to convert the old database format to the new database (.WLK) format. Old file format names were YYYY-.MM.sss where the extension .sss was the first 3 characters of the station name.
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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Last post by ValentineWeather on Today at 06:05:30 AM »
6.72 inches of rain this morning in about 4 hours.
That puts me at 10.77 for May. Average is about 3.85.
Will definitely add to that total this week and especially this weekend when some kind of tropical disturbance is supposed to come this way. 
Was almost #1 in the country in Cocorahs but someone in Texas had 7.05. :-(

Impressive especially for such a short time period.
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As I say, it's pretty easy, but I have to admit I don't know why they don't just simply export directly to .csv instead of text, unless I'm missing it.

It's actually a tab-delimited file IIRC rather than comma-delimited or 'plain' text (which I suppose would be space-delimited), but that typically works just as well for importing into spreadsheets. 'CSV' seems in practice to cover use of a range of delimiters and not just comma.

I really struggle to understand Bushman's problem: The wlk format was obviously designed to be as compact as possible, back in the day when large hard drives were expensive for hobbyist users and, if accessing a remote logger, bandwidth limitations were also a major problem. It's debatable as to when Davis should have introduced a breaking change to the format but you can see why they stuck with a format that is compact, works well and is relatively easy for any programmer to read and convert into the format of their choice.
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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Last post by Farmtalk on Today at 03:11:07 AM »
6.72 inches of rain this morning in about 4 hours.
That puts me at 10.77 for May. Average is about 3.85.
Will definitely add to that total this week and especially this weekend when some kind of tropical disturbance is supposed to come this way. 
Was almost #1 in the country in Cocorahs but someone in Texas had 7.05. :-(

 :shock: :shock: Did you experience any flooding? That kind of total would wreck my town.
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That sounds great to me. I use GRLevel 3 for local stuff, but I don't really have a good product for regional view.  8-)
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Alright. So I discovered that there really isn't a service that provides customizable static radar images at a reasonable cost. So I rolled my own. See the attached images.

Features:
A) Output as high quality PNG, any quality (0-100) JPG or animated GIF
B) Add markers (up to ten and marker is customizable) based on given lat/lon coordinates
C) Choose base map color (as many options as I want to add)
D) Choose overlays (counties, city names, etc)

How it works:
1) The base maps and overlays are pre-rendered tiles stored locally
2) gen.php pulls the needed tiles (base, overlay, radar), adds the markers images and then generates the static image

Radar at the moment:

Step 1: A Nexrad III composite image is pulled every five minutes from here: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/gis/images/4326/USCOMP/

Step 2: Composite image is converted to tiles and stored locally


Radar data going forward (once I have time):

Step 1: A Nexrad III composite image will be generated via GEMPAK every five minutes. Radar data pulled from Allison House.

Step 2: Composite image is converted to tiles and stored locally


Anyway, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a web service that provides these images?

It would have to be a paid service (to cover server costs) but it wouldn't be expensive. I'm thinking something like $1/GB of images in 5GB blocks. No "use it or lose it" and no monthly fees. Purchase a data block and pay nothing else unless you want to purchase another block once you're out of data.

For example, the attached gen.jpg is a 720p (1280x720) JPEG at 75% quality and it's about 137KB. $5 would get you ~ 38,000 such images generated and served.

Thoughts?
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Yes very easy to export "spreadsheet" compatible files from WL, .txt export file behaves exactly the same way as a .csv would, both being ASCII files anyway. No software system of any worth would store "raw" download type data in any for of ASCII file so being able to export a binary format to and ASCII/export type file is very standard stuff.
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