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