[PD] worldwide weather forecast into PD

Jack jack at rybn.org
Wed Jun 25 14:06:27 CEST 2008

Le 25 juin 08 à 10:59, altern a écrit :

> hi
> anyone knows of an online worldwide forecast service? I am developing
> some python scripts with Pyext external that retrieve different  
> type of
> data from the net into PD.
> At the moment i have been using yahoo weather, this is quite handy
> because they have RSS feed that can be easily manipulated from python
> and returned into PD.
> Currently i have scripts that tell me the external IP of my  
> computer and
>   another one that uses the IP to retrieve geolocation data (lat,  
> long,
> nearby city, country ), using this i think i should be able to ask  
> yahoo
> for weather data of an specific city and country and from there access
> the RSS.
> However I think there are some copyright issues with yahoo weather. I
> read a notice in the HTML source of yahoo weather saying that this  
> data
> is not to be used without permission
> " ...You are prohibited from using or repurposing this data in any way
> without express written consent from Yahoo! ..."
It seems to be a sort of blabla from Yahoo.
I think if you don't make business, there is no problem.
The only problem i know with yahoo is that they can prohibit your  
access to their website after several requests during 1 days (with  
your IP).
I often 'hacked' the yahoo financial site for an installation using  
PHP, MySQL and PD. I never had judicial problem. (i was living in  
france and take data from US yahoo financial website).
You can use also www.accuweather.com. I use this site to make a small  
install (in real time) with datas using the wind and temperature. I  
never had problem.


> I guess i could pretend i did not see the notice but maybe there is  
> some
> worldwide forecast service that would allow me to use the data?
> thanks
> enrike
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