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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #7650 on: March 24, 2020, 12:30:41 PM »

Hi Jachym,
Nice to hear and that all is good with you. 


Oh, how fast the past 5 years have slipped by!


Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #7651 on: March 24, 2020, 07:57:55 PM »
Very good to hear from you, glad things are going well.  Good luck with your new home

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« Reply #7652 on: March 29, 2020, 11:25:50 AM »
Glad to hear you're doing well and great to hear about your new place and sounds like other than than the current situation life's been treating you pretty good.   

Sorry about your weather station but glad to hear you can stand it up again.

Stay safe.   
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #7653 on: April 02, 2020, 06:07:09 AM »
Hi guys,

looks like we have, unfortunately, another problem. In the history of MT I have changed the data source for forecasts 3 times already, always trying to find the best free option.

Unfortunately, the current global trend is to discontinue all free products or reduce them to bare minimum, some sort of a trial. This has happened numerous times in the past and I fear it will be more and more common.

Today I received another email of this kind. Dark Sky, the main provider for all forecast data for Meteotemplate has been taken over by Apple and guess what, no more free API registrations and the current ones will work until the end of 2021.

My goal was to create a template that has no extra costs (other than a donation to cover the costs for licenses, hosting etc., which about 30 % users really provided). There are no other costs apart from maybe the GrLEVELX plugin which requires the GrLevelX software which is not free, but thats one plugin out of hundreds.

Dark Sky was the last data source, which provided data for free, but in a very good form, detailed. Now this is no longer the case, Apple immediately after purchase decided to stop this (you probably know I am not a fan of Apple, but in this case I am not saying this because of this, this is an objective statement). Similraly to what Weather Underground did a few years back when bought by another company.

Not quite sure what to do now. Maybe just remove all forecasts and concentrate on data from your station. The original concept was for you to create a very complex page with all sorts of weather information - data from your station was the basis, complemented by radar images, forecasts etc. etc. However, the global internet trends change, more and more often you run into copyright issues, paid services... We have to decide - either have a template basically just about your station data, or have a wider-focused template, but with additional costs (usually in the form of subscription, another popular trend of all companies to generate continuous profit).

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #7654 on: April 02, 2020, 06:23:39 AM »
There are other free forecasts, mostly owned by "government"

The NWS forecasts are free, but cover only the USA
=> https://www.weather.gov/documentation/services-web-api#

The met.no forecasts are not that extensive (no textual description) but are usable worldwide 
=> https://api.met.no/weatherapi/locationforecast/1.9/documentation

Another clone of met.no is yr.no
=> https://hjelp.yr.no/hc/en-us/articles/360001940793-Free-weather-data-service-from-Yr

Then there are the forecast for those station-owners which upload to
WeatherUnderground  => https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eKCnKXI9xnoMGRRzOL1xPCBihNV2rOet08qpE_gArAY/edit

PWSweather =>get an API key from Aeris
=> https://www.aerisweather.com/signup/pws/

Yes, there have been numerous "out-of-service" API's these last three years.
But there are still other "free' options available.

Best regards, keep up the good spirit in these difficult times

Wim
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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #7655 on: April 02, 2020, 10:16:34 AM »
Hi Wim,

yes you are right, although neither of them offer as detailed forecast as Dark Sky. Users also reported it was quite accurate.

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« Reply #7656 on: April 07, 2020, 05:17:30 PM »
Yes this is quite disappointing.

Dark Sky was my favorite service and was very accurate.
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« Reply #7657 on: May 06, 2020, 09:51:50 AM »
Hi guys,

new version, 18.0 Papaya, is now available. More info in the MT Blog :)

Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

Enjoy

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Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Reply #7658 on: September 18, 2020, 08:08:08 AM »
Hi
if anyone uses Meteobridge to upload sensor data to Meteotemplate - and has more than one PM2.5 sensor and more than 4 soil moisture sensors (and lightning sensor data) to upload - the inbuilt Weather Net upload cannot do this - so far.
I have created a workaround until after maybe some time the inbuilt upload might be updated ....

For those interested, you can look it up at
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=40447.0
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