Author Topic: Desktop (linux/windows) weather display program pulling from WU StationID/API?  (Read 848 times)

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Offline JoshnWeather

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Hey All,
I'm obviously new here and within the PWS scene. I've always wanted one to play around with.
I finally picked up one of the PanTech WH2950. It seems to be a fine offset rebrand or ambient weather rebrand of the similar model number.
I have it set up with the wifi display and can upload to WU just fine.
I use a combination of the WU app and Meteo Personal Weather Station apps on android to pull data back from WU from the station. These both seem to use the station ID as the source.
I was wondering if there is a linux or windows program that will do similar or even use the new WU API key to pull data that i can have a nice desktop sort of experience?
A kicker as well is if it would log so i can keep a history on my server.
I see there are a few programs that either tie in with the device via a physical connection or wirelessly. I have tried to get something to work wirelessly however i have a feeling as due to it being a clone of one of the others it just doesnt seem to want to interface, hence my query for something that can just pull data back from WU.
Sorry if i dont make a whole lot of sense I'm trying to learn as i go.
Thanks  [tup] [tup]

Offline Mandrake

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If you use the WS-View app and you are using the latest firmware on your PWS then you should be able to set a custom location to send your data at the same time as WU

Additionally if you invest in a GW-1000 from Ecowitt then you will be able to see live data on your WS-View app from the sensors.
In time the API for the GW-1000 will be released and this will allow PWS software like WeeWx or Cumulus MX to directly poll the GW-1000 and display/log the weather data for all the sensors the GW-1000 can see.
At the moment if you procure a Meteobridge this will be able to interrogate the GW-1000 and log/publish the data. (Meteobridge has had early access to the API)
Very Old Maplin/FO Weather station w/ Cumulus MX

Ecowitt HP2550A (IGUILDFO67)
Ecowitt GW-1000 (IGUILDFO68)
Ecowitt WH0291 Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH041 PM2.5 AQM Sensor
Ecowitt WS-80 Ultrasonic Anemometer

Offline galfert

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Make sure you get a GW1000 with matching frequency of your PanTech. Probably 433 MHz, but check to be sure.

Mandrake,
Does the "Customized" server configuration work on non-Ecowitt consoles? Because it doesn't exist on Ambient consoles when using the WS View app. I have both a WS-2000 and a WS-2902A and all I see is; ambientweather.net, WU, WeatherCloud as options.
WS-2000 & WS-2902A | Ecowitt GW1000 | WeatherBridge (Meteobridge)
WU: KFLWINTE111  |  PWSweather: KFLWINTE111
CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
Windy: pws-f075acbe
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Hey All,
I'm obviously new here and within the PWS scene. I've always wanted one to play around with.
I finally picked up one of the PanTech WH2950. It seems to be a fine offset rebrand or ambient weather rebrand of the similar model number.
I have it set up with the wifi display and can upload to WU just fine.
I use a combination of the WU app and Meteo Personal Weather Station apps on android to pull data back from WU from the station. These both seem to use the station ID as the source.
I was wondering if there is a linux or windows program that will do similar or even use the new WU API key to pull data that i can have a nice desktop sort of experience?
A kicker as well is if it would log so i can keep a history on my server.
I see there are a few programs that either tie in with the device via a physical connection or wirelessly. I have tried to get something to work wirelessly however i have a feeling as due to it being a clone of one of the others it just doesnt seem to want to interface, hence my query for something that can just pull data back from WU.
Sorry if i dont make a whole lot of sense I'm trying to learn as i go.
Thanks  [tup] [tup]
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Demo  http://wd34.weather-template.com/pws07/?theme=dark&round&noborders
Another demo using WU and a free webhoster:  https://hwsdemo.000webhostapp.com/pws07/index.php
It is customizable for colours, number of information blocks a.s.o.
It pulls your data from WU using the API and displays that data and a WU forecast and a lot of other interesting information.
The history for the graphs is also stored at WU and used by this template.

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You need to hire a website from a hosting-provider, the documentation explains how to install it.

I think it gives a good experience on a PC or tablet or a smart-phone.
More information at: http://wd34.weather-template.com/
Wim
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