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« on: June 29, 2018, 06:11:02 PM »
I see they have much better documentation now for sending them weather data (and for getting back your weather data)
anyone interested/have a need to use openweathermap? (might be usefull in the way wunderground has been heading)

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 06:16:38 PM »
Hi Brian, i would like to send data to OpenWeatherMap.

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 06:45:34 PM »
There's something funky about their map data. Here are 8 stations in my area, spanning about 75 miles and with altitude/environment differences. All have exactly the same temp/hum/baro/wind/cloud cover  :?


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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 07:20:09 PM »
Looks a bit more believable here. . .
It's meant to be fun. . .

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 07:39:28 PM »
Seems to be stuck showing metric on their website...defaults to Europe when visiting the site, but they list costs in US Dollars...very strange...don't think this would interest me...

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 07:45:29 PM »
@Dan: I couldn't get it to switch to F either  :(

@bitsofstring: Not such a wide area but still questionable whether all parameters would be the same for 6 stations over 30 miles.


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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 09:07:39 PM »
The temps are not realistic for my area either which has a lot of micro climates.  At the moment, all stations in the bay area are showing 25C.  It seems they are taking the temp from one station and replicating it to the rest. 

https://openweathermap.org/weathermap?basemap=map&cities=true&layer=temperature&lat=37.59633&lon=-122.06967&zoom=10
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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 09:24:49 PM »
Seems to be stuck showing metric on their website...defaults to Europe when visiting the site, but they list costs in US Dollars...very strange...don't think this would interest me...

On their About page: 

Who we are

Openweather is a small IT company, established in 2014 by a group of engineers and experts in Big Data, data processing, and satellite imagery processing. Our headquarters is in the UK, we have an office in the US, and the development team in Latvia (EU).

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 09:36:59 PM »
It seems they are taking the temp from one station and replicating it to the rest. 

Since all my local "stations" have just town/city place names I wonder if they have any real "stations" in this area at all, or whether they are just interpolating. . .
It's meant to be fun. . .

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 09:41:40 PM »
All those high priced engineers and programmers for the 'big data' company should be a wee bit better than this, even at their first offering.

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 09:54:04 PM »
I wonder if they are determined not to access any official weather stations? There are plenty in the area I posted that could generate a better map than what they have.

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2018, 07:29:10 PM »
This is sort of a shame.  Like many others I have been looking around for something to replace WU's API and OpenWeatherMap showed promise.  I got an API key and did some fishing around only to discover what others are saying in that their coverage is spotty.  You get identical readings over large distances.  So I thought what they need is more stations reporting to them.

They NEED to make it easy to sign up and send data to them!  I would love to register a station and turn on a switch in WD to start feeding them station data and I am sure Brian would add the method to WD.  Can anybody rattle their cage and tell them they are missing an opportunity?

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 01:29:27 AM »
I should be able to get WD to send them data
but there has been very little interest from users for me to do that

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2019, 05:31:12 AM »
i have it working in a test program  :wink:

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Re: Open Weather Map
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2019, 07:51:14 PM »

 

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