METARs Downloader v188.8.131.52 | 1.56 MB
METARs Downloader is a METAR / SPECI data processor that you can use to produce weather content for a web site or web cam. It can also be used as a personal weather tracking tool by persons or organizations without a web site or web cam. METARs Downloader produces Thirty Five , (35) output items from the METAR data it downloads from the NWS servers. Thirty Three, (33) of these outputs are available as charts, images, or text files which can uploaded by the program to be used as web site content. Of those thirty three data items eleven are available as text output only. These are the chart data files, weather log file, raw METAR data, and raw TAF data. The software also has a extra feature for those who are in a marine environment, a built in NDBC - (N)ational (D)ata (B)uoy (C)enter browser where you can access data reported by C-MAN stations and buoys in the network.Program Features:
• Selectable Refresh Interval:
30 to 1440 minutes (24 hours)
Five of the seven charts automatically select the optimum scale in which to display the data.
• Language - Localization:
Various text and labels used in the program and in the uploaded output can be changed to suit the users preferences. Allows output to be displayed in different languages.
You set the font and background colors for all image displays and uploads, charts and data
• Automatic Mode:
Set program to begin the download cycle when started instead of waiting for the user to press the start button. This comes in handy when using the program with the task scheduler where the scheduler has been set to start the web cam software and the downloader at a pre-set time
• Turn On/Off Output File Creation:
Turn off output file if you are using the program to upload to server exclusively
• Set The Data Labels For Output:
i.e. use temp., temperature or any other name you want for the identifier.
• Internet Update:
Check for updates to program by selecting Update Program in the Help menu.
• Selectable Display:
Display English results or Metric results or a combination of the two.
• Upload To Server:
Upload files to remote server containing weather data.
• View Decoded METAR Data:
This option downloads the decoded METAR data from the database and displays it in the main window and makes it available for use in the program, This data is only updated in the database once an hour.
• Upload Decoded METAR Data:
Upload a text file and/or a .GIF containing the decoded METARs data to your server to be used on your page.
• Log Cycling:
You set the days to let the logs build, 1 to 365. Use the resulting weather log as a added data item for your site with the log upload.
• Weather log Upload:
By setting the log cycling to the number of days you want to display on your server and uploading the resulting file
• Log Data To File:
Record weather data to weather.log for review.
• Save Copies Of Current Output Locally:
Select a local directory where copies of the current uploadable files will be saved. Perfect for those running a server on the same system as METARs Downloader.
• Save Data To Delimited File:
Data may be saved to a delimited file which may be imported into a third party application such as a spreadsheet. The delimiter is selectable by the user.
Hide/Show the charts and decoded displays in the main window
• NDBC (N)ational (D)ata (B)uoy (C)enter Browser:
Integrated browser used to display data from buoys and C-MAN stations around the world.
• Upload Statistics:
Upload weather statistics for the period covered by the charts as text or .GIF image
View the trends with the charting feature. To view the types and options available for the charts generated by METARs Downloader Visit the Charts page.
• Upload Charts To Server:
Upload your weather chart(s) to your web site as .JPG, .GIF, or .PNG
• Upload Thumbnails Of Charts:
Upload thumbnail image of the chart in the dimensions you specify (.GIF only)
• Raw METAR Data:
Upload a text file with the raw METAR data as it comes from the ADDS servers. Example
• Raw TAF Data:
Upload a text file with the raw TAF data as it comes from the ADDS servers. Example
• Save Chart Images:
Save a copy of the chart in one of five formats, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, and TIF. The size of the image can be set manually or can be the same as what is shown in the chart window
• Upload Chart Data:
Upload a tab delimited text file containing the time and data used in creating the displayed chart.
• Choose Either Bars Or Lines To Be Displayed:
You can set the data display style for your charts. Each data type has the option to be added to the chart as line data or bar data. You also can set the colors of the bars and lines
• Line Symbols On Line Charts:
Add line symbols to your line charts. Choose any one of three: circle, square, or triangle. You have the option not to add them to the thumbnails while still having them on the main charts..
• Selectable Connection Modes:
Standard data retrieval mode is FTP but user may choose to use the alternate HTTP method if having problems
• Smart Downloading:
The software makes repeated attempts to download data if the servers are acting up and switches to the best mode and server available without user input.
• Much MoreMinimal System Requirements
• Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista