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Weather & Traffic Image URLs

Started by Blackhawk, February 24, 2006, 08:59:22 PM

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Blackhawk

Bear with me if I am asking a dumb question, but I have looked everywhere to find a solution and I keep coming up blank.

Being new to TP I am getting a feel for how everything is working, and I have HammerSkin working.   However, what I am having difficulty finding is where I can get the image urls for the weather and traffic.

I can seem to get the RSS feed for the forecast and current weather information, but when it comes to the Satellite images for US cities, I am at a loss as to where I can get the images.

I have tried weather.com and various other sites, but I cannot seem to get to the image URL itself.  It seems to be wrapped in so much code that locating the jpg or gif is daunting.    

Can someone help get me started here?

uk_skinner

Quote from: "Blackhawk"Bear with me if I am asking a dumb question, but I have looked everywhere to find a solution and I keep coming up blank.

Being new to TP I am getting a feel for how everything is working, and I have HammerSkin working.   However, what I am having difficulty finding is where I can get the image urls for the weather and traffic.

I can seem to get the RSS feed for the forecast and current weather information, but when it comes to the Satellite images for US cities, I am at a loss as to where I can get the images.

I have tried weather.com and various other sites, but I cannot seem to get to the image URL itself.  It seems to be wrapped in so much code that locating the jpg or gif is daunting.    

Can someone help get me started here?

Can you give us a link (or zipcode) to weather.com that you wish to have satellite picture?

Blackhawk

Basically the link is here, and I am trying to get the 100 mile doppler view as opposed to the default 600 mile radar.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/map/80016?from=36hour_map_large

Thanks for your help.

uk_skinner

Quote from: "Blackhawk"Basically the link is here, and I am trying to get the 100 mile doppler view as opposed to the default 600 mile radar.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/map/80016?from=36hour_map_large

Thanks for your help.

Depends on your resoultion:
http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_den_metroradar_small_usen.jpg
http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_den_metroradar_medium_usen.jpg
http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_den_metroradar_large_usen.jpg

If you right click the image and select property, you should see the url of the image.  As you can see, just change large to either medium or small, you will get different size to fit your need.

Blackhawk

DOH!!   :oops:

I feel like such a fool!   Thanks  (tail between my legs)

Know of any good traffic RSS feeds?   www.traffic.com puts html in the CDATA tag.

uk_skinner

Quote from: "Blackhawk"DOH!!   :oops:

I feel like such a fool!   Thanks  (tail between my legs)

Know of any good traffic RSS feeds?   www.traffic.com puts html in the CDATA tag.

Nope.  The image was generated for Macromedia flash, can not be direct downloaded. :(

Blackhawk

Uk_Skinner,

Actually, I was referring to the text rss feed.  http://www.traffic.com/feeds/rss_denver.xml

There are html tags in the CDATA tags and it is readable, but difficult to see clearly.    

Anyway to get TP to strip/display html tags from rss feeds?

uk_skinner

Quote from: "Blackhawk"Uk_Skinner,

Actually, I was referring to the text rss feed.  http://www.traffic.com/feeds/rss_denver.xml

There are html tags in the CDATA tags and it is readable, but difficult to see clearly.    

Anyway to get TP to strip/display html tags from rss feeds?

In that case, please read this thread:

http://forums.jhollin1138.com/viewtopic.php?p=11967#11967

I remembered TP can not handle RSS2.0.  eemond wrote a "small exe" to remove the excess HTML for Yahoo RSS in this thread http://forums.jhollin1138.com/viewtopic.php?p=15115#15115.
Hopefully, it is helpful.