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How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« on: April 13, 2020, 11:45:39 AM »
Hi all,

This is my webcam image with overlays, processed by Meteobridge Weather Camera in the Weather Network tab: -

http://content.meteobridge.com/cam/ff270973649e081b8f41c2288fcfd859/camplus.jpg

And this is the image uploaded from Weather Underground Camera in the same tab: -

http://www.wessexweather.net/iegeek/webcamimage/webcamimage.jpg

How can I upload the camplus.jpg with all the overlays to WU rather than the unprocessed image that Meteobridge uploads? Could a php or shell script be used to be run by a cron job every 5 minutes, which gets the camplus.jpg, renames it to image.jpg and sends it to WU with the required credentials (username,password,webcam.wunderground.com)?

I have managed to run a php script every 5 minutes that saves the camplus.jpg as image.jpg to my server every 5 minutes, but have been stumped from here. Uploading this from my server every 5 minutes with FTP, or automating the whole get/rename/upload process as above, is what I would like to achieve.

FTP seems to be the way to go. Asking WU to retrieve the images from a URL no longer seems to work.

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 01:42:23 PM »
Personally I ftp my image to my Webserver and from there it is converted and uploaded (ftp) to WU.

image must be less than 150kb and named "image.jpg" from my recollection.

I use Imagik's "convert" to convert the webserver is to the correct size.


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convert /share/htdocs/weather/skywebcam.jpg -define jpeg:extent=150kb /share/htdocs/weather/image.jpg;
then i use lftp to upload the image to WU.

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lftp -e 'put /share/htdocs/weather/image.jpg; bye' -u <USERNAME,password  webcam.wunderground.com
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 01:47:25 PM by ConligWX »
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 02:08:54 PM »
Since you are using a Meteobridge, the simplest thing to do is to just change your WU webcam device to URL type. Then point the WU URL to the Meteobridge.com address. You can then choose the cam.jpg or the camplus.jpg with overlay.
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 06:47:16 PM »
I’ve been trying this but it never works, as I said in my original post. The webcam remains “offline” - ie WU don’t pull the image from that url. If they did, then this would be the perfect solution!
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 06:49:42 PM by WessexWeather »
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 08:40:29 PM »
Okay I see that. Missed that line.

Try creating a new URL webcam device?
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 03:20:44 AM »
Tried that several times too. FTP works, as the uploaded image from Meteobridge is showing on Wundermap, but this is the unprocessed image without overlays. It’s the processed image I want to send to WU.

It’s such a pity Meteobridge has this brilliant feature of processing webcam overlays, and uploading a webcam image to WU, but uploads the unprocessed image. I’m sure there must be a good reason for this limitation.

EDIT 18th April. Even this image has stopped uploading now!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 06:05:27 AM by WessexWeather »
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 03:27:44 AM »
I upload an image with overlays so it's not that limitation.

Is you image less than 150kb?

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 03:39:01 AM »
Ah, that could be why the url fetch isn’t working as it’s 179.4kb...
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 06:39:25 AM »
So I wrote a php script that reduces the image size and saves the smaller image with overlays to my server, which ensures it stays under 150mb: -

http://www.wessexweather.net/iegeek/mbwebcamimage/image.jpg

I then created a new url webcam device on WU, using the above url. And lo and behold it’s still not updating, and showing as offline...

EDIT 18th April. I have abandoned this as well, so the above link no longer works.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 06:07:06 AM by WessexWeather »
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2020, 11:49:51 AM »
Are you FTPing the image to WU or expecting them to grab the file? There are two ways of collection or sending.

The topic title suggests you want to FTP the file to them.  You last post mentions URL so are you now expecting WU to collect the file?

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2020, 12:01:26 PM »
My first post asked how to FTP the overlaid image to WU from my server. I can successfully do this using my Meteobridge, but the image is without the data overlay.

Galfert then you suggested to try url upload instead, as long as the image size was under 150kb. You also suggested trying a new url upload. So I made the image smaller and created a new url device, as you suggested.

As stated in my original post url upload doesn’t work, even using the smaller image size.

I know there are two ways to do this, and I am now doing both, following your suggestion to create a new url device in addition to my ftp device. The former has the overlays (but doesn’t work) and the latter works but doesn’t have the overlays.

I appreciate your help. but can you please stop confusing things? It is (or was) quite clear.
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2020, 12:10:22 PM »
So the overlays are done on meteobrige or the webserver?

Most webservers have FTP capabilities. Do you own your own webserver or is it a hosted plan with something like cpanel?

Both should have to option to FTP the overlayed image to wu via terminal/crontab

It's what I do and works well.

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2020, 12:20:39 PM »
The overlays are processed by Meteobridge and the resultant image retrieved by a url from their server (first link in original post). You can also FTP a webcam image to WU direct from the Meteobridge, which I am doing, but the image uploaded is without the overlays.

However I save the overlaid images to my web server every 5 minutes, so yes if I could then upload these via cron every 5 minutes that would solve my problem. I access my server regularly via cPanel. Can I set up a cron to fTP the image direct to WU or do I need a script to do this, which is executed by a cron job every 5 mins?

What do you do?
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2020, 12:32:02 PM »
Yes just a simple bash script with one line to FTP the overlayed 150kb image to wu server. Call the script via the cronjob

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2020, 12:39:22 PM »
I’m not familiar with bash scripts. Do I just use the code in your original reply above (with my own credentials), place it in a text file, rename it with a .sh extension, and fun it with a cron job every 5 minutes?
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2020, 01:16:54 PM »
Bash scripts are named .sh and are text based files.

they need to be executable. you need to change the permission on the file with chmod

Something like:

sudo chmod +x /filepath/ftptestfile.sh

Next is the command to ftp within the bash script file.

You will need to see what FTP program is installed on the server

Then use that program with a command line like my example to upload to wu.

You can test the script works but just calling the script in a terminal session on the webserver.

Your web hosting company maybe able to help you too in regards to cronjobs and FTP commands on your webserver




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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2020, 06:48:46 PM »
Meteobridge does overlaying data on the Meteobridge server. The Meteobridge device itself can't do that (not enough resources to run ImageMagick) . So the overlayed image is not on the Meteobridge device, but on the Meteobridge server. That is the reason, why Meteobridge cannot upload this image via FTP to WU.
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 05:20:01 AM »
Thanks, I know all this, but such a powerful little box could easily pull the overlaid image from its servers to update Weather Underground, surely.
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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2022, 06:00:08 PM »
Hi all,

This is my webcam image with overlays, processed by Meteobridge Weather Camera in the Weather Network tab: -

http://content.meteobridge.com/cam/ff270973649e081b8f41c2288fcfd859/camplus.jpg

Sorry for bumping this old thread. Question: How did you the nice overlaying? I guess you configured it at Meteobridge in the cam area....

http://content.meteobridge.com/cam/ff270973649e081b8f41c2288fcfd859/camplus.jpg

Thank you very much for details.

Saludos

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2022, 10:01:27 PM »
This is what I have on the Overlay Text box of the camera settings on MB:

-fill black -draw "fill-opacity 0.7 rectangle 0 1040 1920 1080" -pointsize 24 -fill orange -draw "text 5 1069 '[YYYY]-[MM]-[DD] [hh]:[mm]'" -fill white -draw "text 210 1069 'Temp: [th0temp-act.1:--] °C    Humidity: [th0hum-act.0:--] %    Pressure: [thb0seapress-act.1:--] hPa     Wind Chill: [wind0chill-act.1:--] °C    Wind: [wind0avgwind-act=kmh.1:--] km/h    Gust: [wind0wind-max5=kmh.1:--] km/h   Rain today: [rain0total-sumday.1:--] mm'" -fill white -draw "text 1800 1069 'FW4738'"

You can see the result in my signature. Many other configurations must be possible. Background colours and text are all configurable.

The one you are asking about looks much more detailed than mine though.

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2022, 10:24:53 PM »
Hi David,

thank you for your quick reply. Yes - I also tried this configuration as on your webcam with the preconfigured templates included in Meteobridge...and it works.

I really wonder how @WessexWeather did it with the colors etc.

http://content.meteobridge.com/cam/ff270973649e081b8f41c2288fcfd859/camplus.jpg

To complicated for me as I am not really a programmer, LOL....

Saludos from Spain & thank you for your comment!

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Re: How to FTP camplus.jpg to WU
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2022, 11:01:31 PM »
Yeah, I can change colours and what not but those rounded corner blocks are different.

 

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