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Offline wuhu_software

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Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« on: January 24, 2007, 10:14:43 AM »
If you would like to check out a cool weather gauge package under development, please check out the link below.

After you install, you simply select a location from the drop-down list and hit "spawn". You may spawn multiple locations.

The program will launch a set of gauges for that location. The data will be retrieved from the NOAA website using XML files. The program will refresh the data based upon the recommended pick up time for new data stored within the XML file.

You can right click the gauges for options including setting the size and transparency.

One caution is that you probably need a machine that is fairly fast, capable of running .Net applications. I would not recommend running on say an old 450mhz PII.

Also, the installation may require the latest .Net stuff so you may be prompted to install updates from Microsoft.

http://www.markwyman.com/projects/default.asp

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Re: Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 02:30:33 PM »
Very cool looking!  What would it take to access the XML data at weatherforyou.com/HAMweather so it could be used to display data from personal weather stations sending their data there?  :)
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Re: Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 03:28:17 PM »
Quote from: "weatherforyou"
Very cool looking!  What would it take to access the XML data at weatherforyou.com/HAMweather so it could be used to display data from personal weather stations sending their data there?  :)


I asked the same thing about whether findu could produce the NOAA compatible files for CWOP stations.

It is a decent standard to use since it is a open public format.

I am planning on outputing this format from my software as well.

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Re: Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 05:05:23 PM »
I'll double check, but I think the XML files we're producing with PWS data matches NOAA's format.  It's been out there for quite a while, but I don't think anyone is accessing it yet.  This would be a great application to display it.
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Re: Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007, 08:22:32 PM »
Quote from: "wuhu_software"
Quote from: "weatherforyou"
Very cool looking!  What would it take to access the XML data at weatherforyou.com/HAMweather so it could be used to display data from personal weather stations sending their data there?  :)


I asked the same thing about whether findu could produce the NOAA compatible files for CWOP stations.

It is a decent standard to use since it is a open public format.

I am planning on outputing this format from my software as well.


I received my answer from Steve Dimse, apparently findu will not be serving up XML pages any time soon.

Oh well, it was worth a shot.

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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:47:45 -0500
From: Steve Dimse <steve@dimse.com>
Subject: Re: [wxqc] findu and XML NOAA style reports.
To: Discussion of weather data quality issues
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On Jan 19, 2007, at 2:59 PM, H. Smith wrote:

> If it findu does not currently generate such XML files, would it be  
> possible
> to do so for all CWOP stations?
>
No. FindU does not have the capacity to serve as the XML backend for  
other applications. I already handle 30 million his a month, and  
cannot afford to add another server.

Steve K4HG

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Re: Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2007, 10:19:20 PM »
Quote from: "wuhu_software"
Quote from: "wuhu_software"
Quote from: "weatherforyou"
Very cool looking!  What would it take to access the XML data at weatherforyou.com/HAMweather so it could be used to display data from personal weather stations sending their data there?  :)


I asked the same thing about whether findu could produce the NOAA compatible files for CWOP stations.

It is a decent standard to use since it is a open public format.

I am planning on outputing this format from my software as well.


I received my answer from Steve Dimse, apparently findu will not be serving up XML pages any time soon.

Oh well, it was worth a shot.

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On Jan 19, 2007, at 2:59 PM, Heath Smith wrote:

> If it findu does not currently generate such XML files, would it be  
> possible
> to do so for all CWOP stations?
>
No. FindU does not have the capacity to serve as the XML backend for  
other applications. I already handle 30 million his a month, and  
cannot afford to add another server.

Steve K4HG


So, what about the stations that Joe has to offer?????


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Re: Display NOAA station gauges using .Net application.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007, 11:37:48 AM »
The PWS data we're hosting is currently formatted for an RSS feed, not standard NOAA format.  Been a year since I worked with the data so I couldn't remember.  Anyway I'm going to see about generating it in the NOAA format so it could be used in this great application and others.

BTW... for those that want to use their data in the current data format in a reader it's available at http://rss.pwsweather.com/XXXXXX.xml where XXXXXX is your station ID.  So, for instance, my station is http://rss.pwsweather.com/KORGRANT1.xml

We now return you to your regularly scheduled message... ;)
Joe Torsitano


 

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