New Weather Mapping system with iMapPlot

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 22:17
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As you have seen I have been doing a fair amount of work on the mapping system. There is now showing the very first version of a live Satellite image, pressure & rain fall live map running at www.exploroz.com/places/weather.asp

It wil be moved to a more permenant home soon but I just wanted to show you all first.
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 22:27

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 22:27
Looks good David, even shows location of rain and how heavy the rain
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 23:11

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 23:11
Will it ave a date time added to it?
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 23:38

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 23:38
What date time are you interested in? The Sat IR image is updated every hour I believe and the rain fail indicators and forecast as up to the min of rendering the image. As the system says this stuff is live. I spoke to the BOM guy today about it. This data is so new that is is still classed as trial information being rendered from their new WMS mapping service. I can certainly get questions answered if you care to ask as we are one of the first to be using this information outside of the government.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 23:53

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 23:53
Richard,

I have now added the Zoom map - Launch dynamic mapping system from the Weather Map and you can zoom around. We actually show forecast info for all regional towns as well. Here is a live sample for WA South West (this map will be different each time a forum user looks at it based on updated info from the BOM's WMS server)


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Follow Up By: Member - John C (WA) - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 11:14

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 11:14
David,
Keep up the good work - looks great.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 20:36

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 20:36
David
Just the map has no date or time of reading, I wouldn't have know that it was updated hourly

Just asking

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 20:39

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 20:39
Sorry David but

Please return to the Home Page or navigate using the menu

If you expected a page or used the menu system then please Contact Us for urgent attention

You requested the page http://www.exploroz.com:80/places/WA.asp

Richard

I have now added the Zoom map
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 21:48

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 21:48
Richard,

The bug you found was 50% of an update I started today - I have removed the hyperlinks from the image - the zoom map button is in the window next to the image. I was adding pre-defined zooms of states today and did not finished that is what you hit. Thanks for noticing.

Also the feed is so new that I have not yet added the metadata stuff that tell you how relevant the info is. The rain radars are live and the satellite IR is updated at a high rate - I am asking for confirmation on the refresh of the image however I have noticed several different images in the space of 20 mins. So I am checking. This stuff as I said earlier is the latest and greatest available and is not yet fully released however it is as upto date as the researchers get because it is sourced from the live BOM internal servers. It is really cool stuff and I found it by accident and even spoke to the project leader at BOM. Enjoy - I am sure I will integrate it even more into the system as time permits.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:39

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:39
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 04:42

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 04:42
Good one David

The site gets more interesting by the day

Cheers
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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 07:46

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 07:46
Now that is nice David.

I have always been a bit of a weather junky since my basic Met course in the Navy.

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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 21:07

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 21:07
Thats awesome stuff David!!!

any plans to have an RSS/XML feed of the forum (if there isn't already)

Keep up the awesome work!

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Member - Rob R (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 20:23

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 20:23
This is just another reason why this has to be the best 4by site available. David never stops trying to improve it.

Regards,

Rob
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