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Can you make the weather auto populate? (Read 1210 times)

oo-punisher


    Can you make the weather auto populate?  I have seen this done with sportTracks and thought it would be a nice feature for running ahead.
      Do you know their data source?  I would love to do it, but I need a data source that provides historical data.


      A Saucy Wench

        in a totally useless addition to the thread...doesnt MotionBased also do that?  I only imported my GPS stuff in there once or twice and it seemed that it did. 

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

          Yes they do.  I'm not sure whether they have to pay for the service though.  Free would be nice.
            Can you make the weather auto populate?  

             I think this is asking a lot of a mere mortal, even Eric.  

            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                Weather Underground provides historical weather as a CSV file. For example, here is the weather for Boston from today:
                http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBOS/2009/5/28/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA&format=1
                  Thanks for the Weather Underground link- I was going to ask just this question as well, since particularly with GPS import, the time of day and location are already known.

                   

                  cheers... -Adam


                    Weather Underground's licensing allows only personal, non-commercial use.  RA is considered commercial and therefore cannot use it.  I'm sure Weather Underground has a commercial licensing agreement, I cannot afford to do that at the moment.
                    Dingus_B


                      You can get weather information from Google or Yahoo.

                       

                      See this post:

                       

                      http://sitening.com/blog/google-weather-feed/

                       


                         I think this is asking a lot of a mere mortal, even Eric.  

                         

                        I have been fortunate enough to meet the great and powerful Eric, he is no mere mortal.  

                        E.J.
                        Greater Lowell Road Runners
                        Cry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!

                        May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.


                        Gandalf the Grey

                           

                          I have been fortunate enough to meet the great and powerful Eric, he is no mere mortal.  

                           +1

                           

                          Neil

                           

                          Running ... just keep running!
                          Fancy a holiday running in the French Alps?

                            You can get current raw observation data from the National Weather Service via several sources. However, for most of these, you need to know your local station ID. For example: William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, CA is KWJF.

                             

                            FTP:   ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/decoded/

                            HTTP:  http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/decoded/

                            XML/RSS feeds:  http://www.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/

                             

                             

                            For historical data, it's a bit trickier. Using the NWS, the data will need to be extracted from a more complex page.

                             

                            http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=KWJF&banner=off&num=700

                             

                            You need more location data for this link. SID is again the station ID.  NUM is the number of recent observations to display. (72 = past 3 days, 168 = 7 days, etc...)