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Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Discussion and support for 3rd-party (non-Sandaysoft) tools for Cumulus
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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by Solorize »

Hi Lluís,

Just to give you a quick update on my progress.

I went away on holiday last week so could not do any coding.

But now I am back I can start up again implementing the features you requested.

I have the Auto Export charts & Wind Direction Chart features
enabled and am just sorting out the Solar Radiation graphs.
I just need to wait until it is is sunny to test that the data is displayed correctly.

As soon as I have finished and tested that all the new features work and there
are no bugs, I will post up the new release for you to download.

Thanks for your patience.

Regards

Mark
Cumulus Real Time Data Grabber
http://bit.ly/WjBh5z

Wokingham Berkshire - weather station
http://www.wokinghamweather.co.uk

CGM UKScene Radio (pi)
http://cgmuksceneradio-pi.noip.me/

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by meteotortosa »

Hi Solorize,

First of all, thank you for your program and for taking my request. If you need to test the program before making it public, you can count on me.

Best regards,

Lluís ;)
Weather in Tortosa (NE Spain), updated every 15'
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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by Solorize »

New release version: 1.4.9

Download file:
CRTDGv149.zip
NOTE:
This release also includes new features from version 1.4.8, which was not publicly released.

Please see below for all new features.


Version 1.4.8 - (06-09-13) - not publicly released

1.
AutoExport Charts option added to Config Screen.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The program start-up will be longer as it has to capture and upload initial images before the program screen appears.

The file "AutoExport.txt" must be present and reside in the application folder.
AutoExportCharts.PNG

2.
Added Current Wind speed to "Wind Graph"
CurrentWindSpeed.PNG

3.
WindCompass screen added to exported images and updated HTML templates to suit.

4.
"Average Wind Direction" added to WindCompass screen, this is show at bottom left of screen,just above the
Compass point language box.
average wind direction.png


5.
Solar Radiation Graph added.
solar_graph.PNG
NOTE:
The "Does station have Solar Sensor" TickBox must be ticked, on the "Extra Data" tab, for the Solar Radiation Graph
tab to be displayed.

5a.
Solar Radiation graph added to FTP upload, only if the TickBox (mentioned in above item 5), has been ticked.
solar_tickbox.PNG

6.
Webpage templates now ver. 1.7, updated to display SolarRadiation graph.

7.
Added new day stamp into Prediction Log files.





Version 1.4.9 - (07-09-13)

1.
Export of Weather Prediction Log files to FTP site included within "Export Charts" function.


2.
New Webpages (to view log files remotely) added into the local "\logfiles" folder, these files shown below
will be uploaded to the remote "/grabber" folder via the "Export Charts" function.


weatherpredictionlogs.htm <-- Main webpage used to display log files

fog_prediction.php <-- PHP file to load data from TEXT file
frost_prediction.php <-- PHP file to load data from TEXT file
rain_prediction.php <-- PHP file to load data from TEXT file
snow_prediction.php <-- PHP file to load data from TEXT file

LOG_fog prediction.txt <-- TXT files generated and update by program
LOG_frost prediction.txt <-- TXT files generated and update by program
LOG_rain prediction.txt <-- TXT files generated and update by program
LOG_snow prediction.txt <-- TXT files generated and update by program


PLEASE NOTE:
All these above file MUST be present and reside within the "\logfiles" folder, otherwise if any are missing this
can cause the program to error!

To get an idea how these logs webpages look, you can view my log webpages with the URL below:
http://www.wokinghamweather.co.uk/grabb ... onlogs.htm



Lluís
After a week of coding in the evenings, hopefully all the above with cover what you had requested and more ;)

Please let me know if you find any bugs etc..

All the best,

Mark
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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by Solorize »

Just a quick follow up on the above new version.

Even if your station does not have a solar sensor, if you tick the
"Does station have Solar Sensor" TickBox (on the "Extra Data" tab).
You will still get the Theoretical Max figure plotted onto the chart.
As seen in my screen shot in the previous post for the Solar Radiation graph.

Also the current Daylight condition (yes/no) will be displayed under
the "Theoretical Max" chart legend, which is worked out via Cumulus.

So in summary, even if your weather station does not have a solar sensor
it may be worth just ticking the box anyway as you can still have the above
displayed on the graph.
Cumulus Real Time Data Grabber
http://bit.ly/WjBh5z

Wokingham Berkshire - weather station
http://www.wokinghamweather.co.uk

CGM UKScene Radio (pi)
http://cgmuksceneradio-pi.noip.me/

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by meteotortosa »

Good job Solorize,

running perfectly

http://www.meteotortosa.cat/grabber/grabberindex.htm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

A lot of thanks !!!

Note: I use UTC time on my webpage, how can I edit webpage to show it?
Weather in Tortosa (NE Spain), updated every 15'
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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by PaulMy »

Hi Mark. I installed v.1.4.9 and all seems good!

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by Solorize »

Thanks for the feed back from you both, I am glad it all works *phew* ;)

Let me know if you run into any problems after it's been running
a while. (hopefully there will not be any though).


Mark
Cumulus Real Time Data Grabber
http://bit.ly/WjBh5z

Wokingham Berkshire - weather station
http://www.wokinghamweather.co.uk

CGM UKScene Radio (pi)
http://cgmuksceneradio-pi.noip.me/

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please make sure that when you specify the URL for the location of the realtime.txt file,
within the program, that you enter a remote URL for the realtime.txt file.
(i.e. http://www.someserver.com/somefolder/realtime.txt), rather than pointing
to a local copy --> (i.e. c:\cumulus\realtime.txt). As this can interfere with
Cumulus writing to realtime.txt.

Please refer to this thread:
https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... 862#p85862
Cumulus Real Time Data Grabber
http://bit.ly/WjBh5z

Wokingham Berkshire - weather station
http://www.wokinghamweather.co.uk

CGM UKScene Radio (pi)
http://cgmuksceneradio-pi.noip.me/

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by PaulMy »

Thanks Mark, I had it set for the remote http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/realtime.txt and everything has been working fine

Paul

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by Solorize »

Hi Paul,

I worked on a fix for this lastnight and its currently being testing.

So once I have finished testing and am happy that its working ok
I will release a fixed version.

Mark
Cumulus Real Time Data Grabber
http://bit.ly/WjBh5z

Wokingham Berkshire - weather station
http://www.wokinghamweather.co.uk

CGM UKScene Radio (pi)
http://cgmuksceneradio-pi.noip.me/

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by gw3atz »

Thanks to Mark for a very good program. I have Grabber running on my site very well. One question, and sorry if this has been answered before. Looked back thru all the posts, but not seen any mention of it. In the "Info@station" tab, there is a box, "Additional info". I can put the cursor into it, but not type into it. Does it take information from elsewhere, or have I missed something. Not a major issue, just wondered about it.

Thanks...................Geoff

http://www.gw3atz.co.uk/shotton_weather/
Geoff Morris.
Shotton NE Wales. IO83LE
http://deewx.ddns.net/wx/index.php

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by Solorize »

Hi Geoff,

The additional information box is there for me to add extra information into.
Currently it will display the information shown in the below screenshot if
there is a chance of snow.

In the future I will populate it with other information as and when i
add additional features etc..
AdditionalInfoBox.PNG
Hope that answers your question and am glad you find my
program useful.

Mark
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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

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Hi Mark...............Thanks for reply. I see the light..!!

Cheers.......Geoff

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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

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New release version: 1.5.0

Download file:
CRTDGv150.zip
Version 1.5.0 - (15-09-13)

1.
Average wind direction on "WindCompass" screen label size extended to
avoid cutting of some three letter compass points.


2.
Revised how weather prediction logs work and added Historic prediction log files.

HISTORIC Prediction log files:

LOG_fog prediction_HISTORIC.txt
LOG_frost prediction_HISTORIC.txt
LOG_rain prediction_HISTORIC.txt
LOG_snow prediction_HISTORIC.txt


Which are now created and data appended to within the \logfile folder.

These files are uploaded to to the remote "/grabber" folder via the
"Export Charts" function at midnight.


The following weather prediction log files now only display the data
for the current day and have their data reset at midnight.

These files are uploaded to to the remote "/grabber" folder via the
"Export Charts" function.

DAILY Prediction log files:

LOG_fog prediction.txt
LOG_frost prediction.txt
LOG_rain prediction.txt
LOG_snow prediction.txt



3.
Corrected code to allow URL for Realtime.txt to be local,i.e. "c:\cumulus\realtime.txt"
and now does not interfere when Cumulus tries to write latest data to Realtime.txt file.


4.
Rain prediction and time of prediction added to Rain Graph legend.

If rain is predicted a RED line at a value of "1" is plotted to chart.
As seen in the below screen capture:
rainfallchart.png
As always please let me know if you encounter any bugs, or have an suggestions
for additional features.

Mark
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Re: Cumulus RealTime Data Grabber - Tool

Post by meteotortosa »

Updating !!!

:clap: :clap:
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