[aprssig] Crowdsourcing weather page
vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Mon Jan 27 16:46:57 EST 2014
For whatever reason and a long time ago, down Oz we stopped using
millibars and started using hectapascals (hpa). They are numerically
identical. I suppose it saves one letter when abbreviated<grin>
On 28/01/14 08:22, Robert Kirk wrote:
> Minor correction... Convention has it that millibars is abbreviated
> mbar not the plural sounding mbars. Much like you write 15cm not 15cms.
> On 01/27/14, Steve Dimse<steve at dimse.com> wrote:
> I?m playing with doing a more modern-looking weather display for
> findU, and thought it might be fun to try a little crowdsourcing.
> I want your idea for what a weather display should look like.
> I can draw any truetype font, and pretty much any graphic I want
> within the cgi. For example here is a quick control panel that uses an
> LED font to show a few of the latest weather values for a station
> This is not a finished product, it is an example, though I will end up
> with something like this as one of the options: a simple text display
> that can be read across the room suitable for surplus iPads, monitors,
> raspberry pi, etc. Expect this URL to change (definitely will have
> wind rose instead of cardinal text), have errors, or even disappear
> before it is officially released.
> I?ve always tried to make findU be as readable as possible, I hate
> some of the weather client programs that fill the screen with oodles
> of complex looking widgets that obscure information. Here is an
> example of what I don?t like that uses way too much of findU?s
> resources. (There is no identifying info, so if this happens to be
> someone on the list, sorry, but you are the only one that knows!)
> I like clean and easily readable displays with as much info ?above the
> fold? as possible. This one, for example, uses three findU graphics
> down near the bottom of the page. It refreshes every 2.5 minutes, and
> in January so far it has loaded 28113 images, few of which were likely
> seen. I hate that!
> So, send me ideas, mockups, or pet peeves for me to consider in this
> next display!
> Thanks, Steve K4HG
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