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Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« on: September 11, 2006, 08:29:33 PM »
Thanks to Brian (Weather Display) and his work in exporting data from Nexstorm to a generic format, I've been able to take the data and make a place file for displaying in GRLevel3.

Interestingly, I used the code that Jozef and I developed for the TRAC report graphic.

http://members.cox.net/carterlakeweather/nexstorm2grlevel3.zip

Again, you have to have:

A Boltek lightning detector
Nexstorm lightning software
Weather Display
GRLevel3 radar software
PHP

If you have GRLevel3, you can display my lightning data (at least for now)...

( http://www.grlevelx.com <- install the trial)

Simply copy/paste this placefile into your manage placefiles:

http://www.carterlake.org/nexstorm2grlevel.php

The PHP code allows for variables. I prefer:

http://www.carterlake.org/nexstorm2grlevel.php?displaytime=5&striketime=0&striketype=1

(This says display last 5 minutes of strikes, don't show time shade, but show strike type symbols)

I still need to play with the icons themselves. When I have GRLevel3 save my radar in JPEG, they look like fushiaish blobs. Should be fine for PNG though.


Current data from my Boltek... detecting a storm 220-280 miles away around St. Louis.

Davis VP2 6153; Weather Display (LIVE w/ Ajax); Quickcam for Notebooks Pro; Boltek w/ Nexstorm; GRLevel3; live NOAA Radio