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Free Mesomaps?
« on: November 29, 2006, 08:25:18 AM »
Hello all:

Does anyone know if there are any free Mesomaps  that can show my area, and can be legally added to a website?  Thanks for any help.
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 08:31:00 AM »
I would think you should be able to fing one on the internet somewhere. I got my map from Microsofts Streets & Trips. Just make sure when you do fing one that you save it as either a jpeg for a bitmap file.


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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 08:42:00 AM »
http://www.terraserver.com

This is where I got mine. It made it easy because it gives you the coordinates whereever you point your mouse. In order to get the image you will have to do a print screen from your keyboard and paste the image into paint. Once there just crop the image and you should be good to go.

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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 10:23:39 AM »
What exactly are you asking, AW? The others took it that you were looking for background maps, but I thought maybe you were looking for the whole enchilada, with data and all.

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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 10:46:03 AM »
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What exactly are you asking, AW? The others took it that you were looking for background maps, but I thought maybe you were looking for the whole enchilada, with data and all.


I'd say you are correct. He is using WL and I don't think there is a way to do a mesomap on WL. You could always try out SkyMet for 15 days and see what you think.
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 11:30:13 AM »
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What exactly are you asking, AW? The others took it that you were looking for background maps, but I thought maybe you were looking for the whole enchilada, with data and all.


Opps, sorry yes - I was hoping to find the "whole enchilada".  Now I'm hungry :?
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 08:10:20 PM »
You could try Weather Underground (wunderground.com). They have a map of all of their PWS stations on a Google map. Just type in your desired location and look towards the middle page. Pretty cool.

You can really see the front moving through my county (Shelby County, TN) right now - half of the county is in the 50s and I am at 68 right now.
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 05:19:26 AM »
Tanks everyone, for the greeat leads!
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006, 08:22:55 AM »
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http://www.terraserver.com

This is where I got mine. It made it easy because it gives you the coordinates whereever you point your mouse. In order to get the image you will have to do a print screen from your keyboard and paste the image into paint. Once there just crop the image and you should be good to go.


Chris:

Is your mesomap at:

http://www.capeweather.com/current-map.html

from WD?  Its exactlly what I'm looking for!
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2006, 09:54:11 AM »
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http://www.terraserver.com

This is where I got mine. It made it easy because it gives you the coordinates whereever you point your mouse. In order to get the image you will have to do a print screen from your keyboard and paste the image into paint. Once there just crop the image and you should be good to go.


Chris:

Is your mesomap at:

http://www.capeweather.com/current-map.html

from WD?  Its exactlly what I'm looking for!


Looks like it was created with VWS.
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2006, 02:27:36 PM »
Hi,

It's actually from VWS. The background map is courtesy of Terraserver.com which I think is one of the better places to create a mesomap since it gives you the coordinates as you mouse-over the image. Hope that helps.  :D

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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2006, 07:26:06 PM »
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Hi,

It's actually from VWS. The background map is courtesy of Terraserver.com which I think is one of the better places to create a mesomap since it gives you the coordinates as you mouse-over the image. Hope that helps.  :D


Yes, thanks!
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2006, 08:30:13 AM »
If you have microsofts Streets and Trips it also gives you the cordinates. This is what my meso map uses. The map is next to bottom of the main page.


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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2006, 08:58:40 AM »
Well, I downloaded the trial version ot VWS and played with the mesomap feature a little (not updating but working as an example):

http://eetee.us/misc/mesomap.htm

The problem is I really don't need/want all the other features of VWS - I'm pretty happy with just plain old WL.  However, the mesomap is pretty nice, albeit, a little difficult to setup.

I wish I could just pay VWS some money to get just the stand alone version of the mesomap.  O well, maybe I'll keep looking around.  Again, thanks everyone for the help!

EDIT:  I took down the link above - I wasn't happy with the background map and it was just a test (am I obsessive or what?)
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2006, 10:36:02 PM »
Then use SkyMet. You can download the trial here: http://www.astrogenic.com/download.html

Here is an example: http://www.nhweatherdata.com/skymet.html


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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2006, 03:39:49 AM »
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Then use SkyMet. You can download the trial here: http://www.astrogenic.com/download.html

Here is an example: http://www.nhweatherdata.com/skymet.html


Not only is Skymet a better option for mesomap than vws, it is also a lot cheaper.

You can have multiple mesomaps in Skymet, where you can only have one in vws.
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2006, 01:11:51 PM »
Oz, let's not compare apples to oranges.

The 2 programs serve totally different purposes.


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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2006, 04:19:52 PM »
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The 2 programs serve totally different purposes.


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Hmm?  Bob, I did not know that.  Can you tell me what the purpose (difference) is for each?  It would be good info since I'm looking for a mesomap.
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2006, 05:24:35 PM »
That's a very simple question to answer.

VWS is a full blown weather software package.

SkyMet is a mesomap generating software package. That is its only purpose. :)


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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2006, 07:58:44 PM »
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Oz, let's not compare apples to oranges.

The 2 programs serve totally different purposes.


The question was in to relation to having mesomaps only, not as to a weather package wanted, but rather a way of displaying mesomaps.

The point remains Skymet can do more than 1 mesomap alone.

I was comparing apples to apples, i.e. mesomaps to mesomap.  :)
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Re: Free Mesomaps?
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2006, 08:00:40 PM »
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That's a very simple question to answer.


VWS is a weather software package.

SkyMet is a mesomap generating software package. That is its only purpose. :)

... and that's why I recommended it, as it was just what was being asked for. ;)
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