cloudy cloudy

Author Topic: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning  (Read 10727 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline carterlake

  • Tom Chaplin
  • Posts: 2,273
  • Carter Lake, Iowa USA
    • Carter Lake, Iowa Weather
Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« on: September 11, 2006, 11:53:47 PM »
Thanks to Brian and his work in exporting data from Nexstorm to a generic format, I've been able to take the data and make a place file for displaying in GRLevel3.

Interestingly, I used the code that Jozef and I developed for the TRAC report graphic.

http://members.cox.net/carterlakeweather/nexstorm2grlevel3.zip

Again, you have to have:

A Boltek lightning detector
Nexstorm lightning software
Weather Display
GRLevel3 radar software
PHP

If you have GRLevel3, you can display my lightning data (at least for now)...

(http://www.grlevelx.com <- install the trial)

Simply copy/paste this placefile into your manage placefiles:

http://www.carterlake.org/nexstorm2grlevel.php

The PHP code allows for variables. I prefer:

http://www.carterlake.org/nexstorm2grlevel.php?displaytime=5&striketime=0&striketype=1

(This says display last 5 minutes of strikes, don't show time shade, but show strike type symbols)

I still need to play with the icons themselves. When I have GRLevel3 save my radar in JPEG, they look like fushiaish blobs. Should be fine for PNG though.


Current data from my Boltek... detecting a storm 220-280 miles away around St. Louis.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2006, 12:08:51 AM by carterlake »

WD; Davis VP2 6153; Quickcam for Notebooks Pro; Boltek w/ Nexstorm; GRLevel3; Live NOAA radio

martyn

  • Guest
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 11:56:25 PM »
cool - you guys in the US have it all dontcha?  :wink:

Offline carterlake

  • Tom Chaplin
  • Posts: 2,273
  • Carter Lake, Iowa USA
    • Carter Lake, Iowa Weather
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 12:10:39 AM »
cool - you guys in the US have it all dontcha?  :wink:

Not to start a side track... I am SHOCKED at the cost of basic weather info in the UK... even life-saving info.

Thank the Spaghetti Monster that I live in the US.

WD; Davis VP2 6153; Quickcam for Notebooks Pro; Boltek w/ Nexstorm; GRLevel3; Live NOAA radio

Offline daveq

  • Posts: 3,098
  • Hollywood, MD
    • Hollywood - St. Mary's County, Maryland
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 12:18:24 AM »
cool - you guys in the US have it all dontcha?  :wink:

Yeah, and if the rest of the US knew how much fun we were having on their tax dollar they'd put an end to it.  ;)

--Dave

Offline MesquiteWx

  • Nick
  • Posts: 403
  • Mesquite Weather Network
  • Mesquite, Texas
    • Mesquite Weather Network
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 10:53:15 PM »
I use to have this placefile but I think it was lost in the HD crash. Does anyone else have this?

Offline jgillett

  • John - W7JKG
  • Posts: 962
  • Phoenix, AZ
    • TiggrWeather Phoenix
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 04:47:17 AM »
Tom, where did you get that great looking background image from?

Thanks.
John
W7JKG


Offline TNETWeather

  • Kevin Reed (KrelvinAZ)
  • Posts: 5,939
  • Gremlins are at work...
  • Mesa, AZ
    • TNET Weather Station - Mesa AZ
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 05:29:00 AM »
Wow, digging up some very old posts...   This was last updated in 2006.

Tom was last on the forum August 25, 2011

The place file I think is this one  USA-TOPO.bmp.  It is 117kb in size.

I put it into a zip file (much smaller).  it is temporarily here

There is a site which has all these, but I don't recall the link.  Was a while ago as well.  I'm sure it is in the GRLevel3 Users forum though.


All you need is Time, Aptitude and Desire ... and you can build just about anything...

Offline MesquiteWx

  • Nick
  • Posts: 403
  • Mesquite Weather Network
  • Mesquite, Texas
    • Mesquite Weather Network
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 05:42:25 AM »
Wow, digging up some very old posts...   This was last updated in 2006.

Yep! LoL, I had this placefile and loved it and now I don't know where it is. Was hoping maybe someone had it. The link to it is no longer valid.


There is a site which has all these, but I don't recall the link.  Was a while ago as well.  I'm sure it is in the GRLevel3 Users forum though.

I think it may be grlevelxstuff.com They have a lot of backgrounds and tons of color tables and other goodies over there.


Offline TNETWeather

  • Kevin Reed (KrelvinAZ)
  • Posts: 5,939
  • Gremlins are at work...
  • Mesa, AZ
    • TNET Weather Station - Mesa AZ
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 05:51:46 AM »
Yep! LoL, I had this placefile and loved it and now I don't know where it is. Was hoping maybe someone had it. The link to it is no longer valid.


I think it may be grlevelxstuff.com They have a lot of backgrounds and tons of color tables and other goodies over there.



I included a URL to it in my post...

I put it into a zip file (much smaller).  it is temporarily here

All you need is Time, Aptitude and Desire ... and you can build just about anything...

Offline jgillett

  • John - W7JKG
  • Posts: 962
  • Phoenix, AZ
    • TiggrWeather Phoenix
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 06:43:23 AM »
Thanks, Kevin. Got the file. Will poke around the GR3 forum and see what I can find.
John
W7JKG


Offline MesquiteWx

  • Nick
  • Posts: 403
  • Mesquite Weather Network
  • Mesquite, Texas
    • Mesquite Weather Network
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 07:52:09 AM »
I included a URL to it in my post...

I put it into a zip file (much smaller).  it is temporarily here

I was referring to the lightning placefile. I was hoping someone had it. I hope I can find mine.

-Thanks

Offline jmcmurry

  • Jim McMurry
  • Posts: 2,833
  • Mauston, WI, USA
    • Juneau County Weather
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2011, 09:25:57 AM »
I have a link to Tom's post about that place file on my NSLog Add-ons page because his script was the basis of my nslog2grlevel.php place file script.  Tom's original post can be found at http://www.grlevelx.com/owners/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2507&p=20772&hilit=lightning+placefile#p20772.

Good Luck.  - Jim

Forum Search and Google can be your best friends

Offline MesquiteWx

  • Nick
  • Posts: 403
  • Mesquite Weather Network
  • Mesquite, Texas
    • Mesquite Weather Network
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 02:22:26 AM »
Thanks Jim, I had seen that thread before but it seems the link to that placefile is dead now.

Offline jgillett

  • John - W7JKG
  • Posts: 962
  • Phoenix, AZ
    • TiggrWeather Phoenix
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 05:28:28 AM »
The link to the placefile as posted by carterlake downloaded just fine for me. Remember it needs a right click/save as to get it (for me, anyway). However, the .zip file at cox.net times out.
John
W7JKG


Offline MesquiteWx

  • Nick
  • Posts: 403
  • Mesquite Weather Network
  • Mesquite, Texas
    • Mesquite Weather Network
Re: Boltek + Nexstorm + WD + GRLevel3 = Live Radar/Lightning
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2011, 08:12:15 AM »
The link to the placefile as posted by carterlake downloaded just fine for me. Remember it needs a right click/save as to get it (for me, anyway). However, the .zip file at cox.net times out.

The link you are referring to is the placefile running on Tom's server for is Boltek, so you are only seeing his data. The zip file is what contains the script and icons to set it up and host it on your own server so you can use your own Boltek to display lighting strikes on GR3. Unfortunately it is not working a long with some others he has that I used.