Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Date range with weather and telemetry lookup

I'm on a 2-week sick leave (my gallbladder was removed last week), and have some spare time for enhancements and bug fixes. Rest of the time I'm entertaining Armi the cat, who joined us on Friday.

This morning I added arbitrary date range lookups to the weather and telemetry pages. It allows you to look up a detailed graph between any two dates or times. It also has a little calendar widget for your convenience.

I've also done some XHTML validity fixes for better browser compatibility, switched to a smaller position marker on the static maps, and added some navigation links in the bottom of most pages. I also fixed the bug of date selection menu not appearing when clicking on 'start tracking' on the live map.

Also, the /info/ page of a weather station now shows a brief 'latest weather' report instead of the number of weather reports in database. It's probably much more interesting, and it's much quicker to load, too, since it's almost always cached in memory and doesn't require a potentially large disk read.

12 comments:

Peter Wetton said...

Google Maps no longer load when I go into the site....

oh7lzb said...

Peter: Does the problem still persist? Does maps.google.com work? And most importantly, which browser are you using, on which operating system?

OD5RW said...

get well soon
and Happy Easter
(still waiting for the ais page activation)

John, OD5RW

wayne said...

All of us wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

Take care....

Wayne, VE6WDM

Steinar Lote said...
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Steinar Lote said...

Happy recovery! I have a little question - nothing to do with this thread - but anyway: When I search call with wildcard, like LA4FPA-*, I don´t get hit on LA4FPA. What I mean is: All other SSID´s are showing, LA4FPA-2...-5 etc, but NOT LA4FPA. May be I use wrong notation? Greetings from LA5VX Steinar in Foerde, Norway

oh7lzb said...

Steinar: It's a string search. * matches any characters, so "LA4FPA-*" matches any callsign which starts with the string "LA4FPA-". "LA4FPA" does not have a "-" in the end, so it's not found. Try "LA4FPA*".

Steinar Lote said...

Oh, silly me!! Obvious. Tnx. -S.

WX5MKE said...

I appreciate your site. As a storm spotter it is nice for the NWS, and others, to track me in the field. I do have one request. Could you enable the skywarn icon. Right now I am a moving house with an antenna. Other websites have the updated aprs symbols.

Thanks again for a very useful tool.

WX5MKE said...

I should at least give you the symbol code...

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73s

Ken said...

Very nice site & service, thx!
73, Ken - WB9REQ