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    Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    We've spent a great deal of time and effort on this. Play with the time lapse. It's fantastic.

    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/weather/

    And yes, we know Colne is flaky.

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    And yes, we know Colne is flaky.
    Charming tbh . It's quite accurate really the weather is shocking today.

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    That timelapse feature is great!

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    Like the real time weather graphs and the time lapse videos. Could watch those clouds rushing by all day. Excellent resource.

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    I like it well done!

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    It was worth my standing on various school roofs in the pouring rain this summer getting all the cameras and kit installed.
    Our web team did the rest of the magic. Well Done Jonny!

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    What hardware/software is being used (just in case anyone fancies implementing it elsewhere)?

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    Is it only avalable on your RBC or can anyone hop on it? Would be useful for us being on the border.

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    What hardware/software is being used (just in case anyone fancies implementing it elsewhere)?
    I shall list them tomorrow. You won't get much change from 2k per station though (inc camera and laptop).

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    Ours is below, and we are using some free kit we got from the Globe Project and Northumbrian Water. Very nice peice of kit although the software is a little flaky.

    http://www.globe-nwg.org.uk/UKUKVOTX/GLOBE01.htm

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    Re: Lancashire Schools Weather Stations Site

    OK, this is the equipment we used. We have 4 stations each one consists of the follwing:

    An Oregon Scientific WMR 918 Weather Station (the newer version is shown on the link, but is essentally the same)
    http://www.ukweathershop.co.uk/acata..._WMR928NX.html

    An Axis 211 IP camera in a weather proof and heated housing.
    http://www.axis.com/products/cam_211m/index.htm
    http://www.axis.com/products/cam_housing/290a/index.htm

    An old HP Omnibook 6000 laptop running XP Pro and Weather Display 32.
    http://www.weather-display.com/index.php

    The laptop gathers data from the weather staion via a radio link to a wireless base unit connected via a com cable. The data is then FTP'd to our servers where scripts translate it to the Flash display on the website.
    The camera has a built in web server and FTPs it's images every 40 seconds to a PC running Linux here in Chorley, as well as submitting an image directly to the web site. The ones sent to Chorley are stored then automatically stitched together every 24 hours to make the nice timelapse movies you see on the site. This side was custom written by our web team.
    Full marks to them, and Jonny Balls in particular who spent quite some time and effort on this.



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