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[aprssig] weather tracks

Wes Johnston wes at johnston.net
Wed Sep 1 23:05:20 UTC 2004


Ahh hah... I found a problem... the map they use isn't static.... it 
moves as the position of the storm is updated... so my coordinates don't 
match already after one update... bummer.
Wes

Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:

> Check out the NHC's RSS/XML info and see if they don't provide a tag
> system to get the images.
>
> I've looked at it but don't have time to implement it on one of my
> systems (hint, hint: if you get that figured out, could you clue me 
> in?:-)
>
> 73, gerry
>
> Wes Johnston wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know where I can get the 5 day tracking chart from NOAA in
>> such a way that it is a static image name?  Currently it is
>> http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT06/refresh/AL0604W5%2BGIF/311513W5.gif 
>> ,
>> but this file name changes with every prejection they do.
>>
>> So far, the best thing I can think of to do is to run a CRON job on one
>> of my webservers, WGET the NOAA homepage, parse it for the name of the
>> picture and overwrite a GEO file every hour.
>>
>> Wes
>>
>>
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