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Improved Dopplar

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Hey guys, some of you may remeber, when I posted a very slopy Dopplar radar script. It was last Winter I beleive. Well, I basically use it everyday, it has proved itself very useful, so i decided to clean it up a bit :evil: I know I could "add" stuff to it, but it's much cleaner now, and functions correctly... Have a look, nice and simple, the way I like it.

Global $echo
$gui = GUICreate("Dopplar Radar", 700, 485)
GUISetState()
InetGet("http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_nyc_closeradar_large_usen.jpg", @TempDir & "\dopplar.jpg", 1, 0)
GUICtrlCreatePic(@TempDir & "\dopplar.jpg", 0, 0, 700, 485)
AdlibEnable("_GetEcho", 30000)

While 1
   $get = GUIGetMsg()
   If $get = -3 Then Exit
WEnd

Func _GetEcho()
   InetGet("http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_nyc_closeradar_large_usen.jpg", @TempDir & "\dopplar.jpg", 1, 0)
   GUICtrlSetImage($echo, @TempDir & "\dopplar.jpg")
EndFunc  ;==>_GetEcho

Func OnAutoItExit()
   GUIDelete($gui)
   FileDelete(@TempDir & "\dopplar.jpg")
EndFunc  ;==>OnAutoItExit

:)

Comments, suggestions, criticism, all will be taken! :D


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Not bad, would it be possible to get the radar scope of an area based on zip code maybe? (I don't know how weather.com does their thing)


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_DateAdd("d", -2, _NowCalcDate())

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I'll get back to you when I got home and see what I can do! Sorry, we're leaving to go golfing! (I don't really like golfing that much, it's OK, but, me and my sister made a money bet, so I'm in :))


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I went over to weather.com, and apparently with the url format http://www.weather.com/weather/map/32701, you can plug in any zip code, and it will pull up the 600-mile dopplar on the page, then just use InetGetSource and then InetGet for the image? That or a COM object...(dev forum I believe)

Edit:

Ok, I've been playing with it (I have nothing else to do :) ) and have a working version, but it isnt' as fast as your version, it has to download two pages to get the url)

I've attached a working version, all it needs is a zip code. I'll let you pretty it up if you want...I'm too lazy and just did InputBox and what not...

radar.zip

Edited by MSLx Fanboy

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Hmm... This looks like a tough one. I thought it'd be easier, quite the opposite...


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Yea, they use frames, and unfortunately, the frame containing the image does not have any direct use of the zip code in it's url...


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