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Offline Andy9164

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New Sections Added
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:16:46 AM »
Have been busy adding some new sections to my website.

Forecast - Uses Wunderground API to grab a 4-day forecast and then I have a php script which pulls out the data that I need from the downloaded json file as variables.

http://www.midlifedad.me.uk/weather/forecast.php

Radar - Again uses Wunderground API and grabs a png image every 15 minutes which saves with a transparent background. I run a script to delete any images that are older then 24 hours and then use Imagemagick on my Raspberry Pi to add a label to each image with the day and time as they are saved and then compile an animated gif from all the png images. I found that the animated wunderground radar image for the UK only gave a short timespan and wasn't very good. This image is then overlayed on to a map which is obtained using Google maps API.

http://www.midlifedad.me.uk/weather/radar.php

Hope you enjoy.


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Re: New Sections Added
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 11:47:17 AM »
Hey! Great additions Andy! :)

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Jacques
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Re: New Sections Added
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 08:11:55 AM »
Thanks Jacques - See what you started 4 years ago  :)

Always some new ideas and always continuing to learn. Not too bad for somebody who knew absolutely nothing about HTML, PHP, JS, API's when he started.

Great fun.

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Re: New Sections Added
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 11:49:50 AM »
I actually just improved the look on the forecast page by putting some borders, backgrounds and spacing around the icons etc at the top. Much more tidy.

See.....always something to do  :)