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Re: [opensuse] Weather map
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:59:31 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0901091948240.5164@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Friday, 2009-01-09 at 08:18 -0800, Simon Roberts wrote:

From: Carlos E. R. <>
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Now, what I wonder, is if there is some type of small weather map on which we
configure the cities we are interested on, their positions, and we get their
weather conditions on that area of interest.

Does it exist?


Of course, I know there are web pages that may have that kind of info, but
that's rather "heavy handed".


I'm not sure I see how you could have a map that isn't heavy handed, they're generally big things :)

However, this is a Java applet that does something like what you're asking for. It's from NOAA, for pilots.

http://adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov/metars/java/

(Who says Java applets aren't useful :)

Interesting...


You could embed it somewhere other than a browser I suppose, though I've never looked at how that would be achieved.

I'll try to sketch what I'm thinking of.


city 1
10ºC city 2
cloudy 12ºC
very cloudy



city 4
8ºC
few clouds

city 3
15ºC
Rainy



But instead of letters, having the same icons we get in the weather applet, and clickable to get the details. The map behind can be plain grey or a fixed bitmap.

This, of course, could be improved as much as the programmer wants... it could even be a bitmap to be used as desktop wallpaper, updated now and then.

It's just a kind of improvement on the panel weather applets we have. I'm thinking I could perhaps programm it myself, if sufficiently bored.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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