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Offline dnmin27

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Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:36:52 PM »
Please anyone advice needed I have just set up my vantage vue, which is all working ok I purchased the data logger and weatherlink for mac with it I have the software installed and running ok on my mac, I am now trying to get my data online I canot find the sample templates anywhere on the mac software anybody had the same problem or know where I can find them any help really appreciated.

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Re: Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 09:16:53 AM »
They come on the disk with the logger.  http://www.davisnet.com/product_documents/weather/app_notes/apnote_26.pdf   Note that the instructions are writen for PC mostly.  Also, you do have options like LWC or WeatherDisplay for Mac.
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Re: Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 06:46:34 PM »
I would recommend using LWC Ligtsoft Weather System.  I just installed a vantage Vue...flawless with the Davis USB datalogger and the LWC...download the drivers and poof...you are done!  I operate on a Apple Mac Book Pro Snow Leopard.  Keep the Davis CD for a coaster for your ice tea!
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CWOP
Weather Underground:
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Lon: W 93 10 ' 4 '' ( -93.168 )
Elevation (ft): 1387
Hardware: Davis Vantage Vue
Weather Station Software: LWC V1.12 B30
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Re: Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 08:35:48 PM »
I would recommend using LWC Ligtsoft Weather System.  I just installed a vantage Vue...flawless with the Davis USB datalogger and the LWC...download the drivers and poof...you are done!  I operate on a Apple Mac Book Pro Snow Leopard.  Keep the Davis CD for a coaster for your ice tea!

I second that!   \:D/

WL for Mac sucks, plain and simple.  It offers no provisions for uploading to CWOP, Wunderground or any other features you will need to do this right.   LWC offers all of these things within the apllication as well as the ability to run a webcam directly from the program if you want.  If you want more webcam features, then use EVOcam like I do.  :)

LWC 2 is in beta testing right now and you can use this instead of the release version if you choose.  LWC 2 has even more power than LWC 1 does.  I have been using the betas for months, and they are just as stable for the most part as the current release version.

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http://www.lightsoft.co.uk/LWC/index.html
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Re: Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 08:48:38 PM »
just to bring balance to an independent weather station forum, try out all the mac software available (links on wunderground)
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Re: Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 08:49:34 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone. i am using the trial version of LWC i think i will probably purchase this seems for more user friendly than WL. I am trying to create custom pages at the moment i am a bit new to this anyone have any advice as to where to begin or get sample templates from thanks in advance.

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Re: Help needed using weatherlink mac os x
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 10:03:37 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone. i am using the trial version of LWC i think i will probably purchase this seems for more user friendly than WL. I am trying to create custom pages at the moment i am a bit new to this anyone have any advice as to where to begin or get sample templates from thanks in advance.

I'm sure you are really going to like LWC!  :)

It is really the only NATIVE OSX weather software package out there right now, so thank god it is as good as it is!   :grin:

There are some templates available on the LWC forums I believe.  It has been a long time since I checked that section, but that is where I got the basic format I used to build out the home page I am using now.

http://www.lightsoft.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=23


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