[PD] worldwide weather forecast into PD
altern2 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 09:09:00 CEST 2008
B. Bogart(e)k dio:
> Hey there,
> Are you using the data for a performance or installation?
> I used live weather data (from an APRS packet radio gateway) parsed from
> a website.
> It was the worst mistake I made.
> The installation ran for a couple years but had four problems:
> 1. The format of the webpage changed, I rewrote it.
> 2. The power went down.
> 3. The power went down again.
> 4. The website went down.
> Now I know not to depend on any external infrastructure.
no it is just a set of patches that should be used in different
situations by other people. they should be aware of this potential risks
of live internet access. thanks for the suggestions anyway.
> Using your own weather station would be very stable (they are not as
> expensive as they sound). Or perhaps there is some more stable way to
> get at the APRS data than a website.
> APRS is nice because there are hundreds of weather stations all over the
> world, are interlinked by packet radio network. The problem in my case
> was the internet gateway.
> altern wrote:
>> 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! ..."
>> 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?
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