New version released - Fusion 0.6e

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Tim Vasquez
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New version released - Fusion 0.6e

Post by Tim Vasquez »

I heard secondhand that the alpha version expired, and lo and behind it is true. So let me say always E-mail me directly if you have an urgent issue. I did not get ONE E-mail about the last alpha version expiring. There have not been significant changes in this version due to problems with my free time (I expect this will change for the better starting this weekend, as my wife and I have reached a huge agreement regarding our domestic time management; I program this at the house). I will definitely be addressing all the bugs pointed out in this forum.

Here is an updated version:
http://www.weathergraphics.com/dl/daws- ... -patch.exe
This REQUIRES the first Fusion (alpha) patch mentioned in a post from a month or two ago -- please search for that thread. If you already have 0.6a/0.6b/0.6c/0.6d there's nothing else you need.

IMPROVEMENTS ARE:
- Resets expiration.
- Adds a "rotation" factor in the Map > Generate to better match up satellite underlays (negative values and decimal fractions are allowed). This value, if nonzero, will cause the map to rotate around the center of the workchart by the specified degree angle.
- Adds Map > "Import Map from URL" so you can import a satellite image from the Internet. The status window won't (yet) tell you it's downloading so just be patient and the map will appear.

Here are some samples of composites using the College of DuPage satellite site:
http://www.weathergraphics.com/da/dasat.png
http://www.weathergraphics.com/da/darad.png

Here are some suggested settings that work perfectly with the above satellite sectors (southern U.S.):

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AREA         LAT     LONG      ZOOM MAPSIZE  ROTA URL
panhandles   35.608  -100.990  498  800x600  2.4  http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/Panhandle.gif
new mexico   34.100  -106.000  498  800x600  4.5  http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/New_Mexico.gif
colorado     38.900  -105.700  490  800x600  4.5  http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/Colorado.gif
Also I don't know if this was in earlier versions but the multiple workcharts are now supported again (not fully tested) with cursor slaving... here is a screenshot:
http://www.weathergraphics.com/da/4panelsample.png

Another sample screenshot from the latest version, showing inclusion of MADIS mesonet data (annotations are hand-drawn):
http://www.chasehotline.com/temp.png

Tim

Dave Exton
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Post by Dave Exton »

Tim,
I've just installed the latest patch and my version has now REVERTED from "registered" to the 30 day evaluation mode. It's also showing as Version "c" rather "d".

Regards,

Dave Exton,
UK

Tim Vasquez
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Post by Tim Vasquez »

1) The indicated version name: This has been fixed:
http://www.weathergraphics.com/dl/daws- ... -patch.exe

2) The registration did revert so that all expirations could be reset for everyone, so that everyone gets to try this patch for 30 days. It is normal for the alpha versions to be running in trial version since I will have to reset the expirations with each release.

Tim

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Re: New version released - Fusion 0.6e

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&quot wrote: Here are some samples of composites using the College of DuPage satellite site:
http://www.weathergraphics.com/da/dasat.png
http://www.weathergraphics.com/da/darad.png

Here are some suggested settings that work perfectly with the above satellite sectors (southern U.S.):

Code: Select all

AREA         LAT     LONG      ZOOM MAPSIZE  ROTA URL
panhandles   35.608  -100.990  498  800x600  2.4  http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/Panhandle.gif
new mexico   34.100  -106.000  498  800x600  4.5  http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/New_Mexico.gif
colorado     38.900  -105.700  490  800x600  4.5  http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/Colorado.gif
Tim
Where did you find this Information? I would love to make map with Satllite data already on it! Should i contact College of Dupage for this info? Let me know asap! Thanks!

Weasel

Post by Weasel »

Great work! I didn't know you were planning to include the 4-panel display in this version. This is kind of a cool feature with radar imagery, as shown in the sample.

Anyway, the new patch installed fine for me; DigAtm Fusion v0.6e, and 30 evaluation mode is showing up top.

Pat

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Post by LocoAko »

Tim, it installed fine. That satellite support is fantastic!

Wondering - what does Build 3-D Atmosphere do?

Anyway, on the Dupage site, is there a way to somehow calculate what lat/lon the image is? I don't think I could narrow it down in DAWS to those fine locations, and I can't think of a way to get, say, NJ onto there. Thanks

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Thanks :)

Post by rmaan »

Thanks Tim,

The software is looking great! Can't wait till we can get the fully registered version. I'll post if I notice any irregularities or bugs, thanks again for all the hard work, it really is appreciated.

Arman

Ross
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.Tiff

Post by Ross »

Tim,
Are you going to support .tiff images in Fusion
Thanks
Ross

Lon Curtis
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More satellite/data maps

Post by Lon Curtis »

Here are a couple more map coordinates that work reasonably well (both use the Orthographic setting):

Lat: 31.05 x Lon: -97.085 x Scale: 850 x Image H x W: 672 x 672 ROTA: nil

Uses this satellite URL: http://adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov/da ... US_vis.jpg and you can also use this with IR and WV imagery by changing the _AUS_vis.jpg to _AUS_ir.jpg or _AUS_wv.jpg

Lat: 31.3 x Lon: -97.15 x Scale: 500 x Image H x W: 800 x 600 ROTA: nil

Use this satellite URL: http://weather.cod.edu/satellite/1km/E_Texas.gif
===

Enjoy!

Lon

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Re: New version released - Fusion 0.6e

Post by wxforecaster »

&quot wrote: There have not been significant changes in this version due to problems with my free time (I expect this will change for the better starting this weekend, as my wife and I have reached a huge agreement regarding our domestic time management; I program this at the house). I will definitely be addressing all the bugs pointed out in this forum.
Any new updates on this status? Havent seen any post lately on the problems posted in the forum yet. Just checking to see if there is any progress. Thanks!

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