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 Post subject: Albany download
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:25 pm 
I`m running several scripts that download the data from Albany, these scripts will generate maps every hour. When approximately would be the best time to schedule the `download` script to initiate, because I`ve noticed between 00 and 10 past the hour, the data is usually missing/or corrupt. I guess that is when the data is being updated?

Also, because I`ll be downloading each hour, is there an easier way to get daws to download, other than the scheduler? What I`m saying, if I`m downloading each hour, I`ll have to write up 24 schedules?

I am new to daws, so excuse me if I`m making errors!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:06 pm 
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1.) About the earliest time to download Metar data is around 15 min. past the hour. Unfortunately, it takes that long for the data to arrive and also get good coverage for North America.

2.) Yes, you'll have to prepare a script schedule for each hour that you want to run. This should only take a few minutes to prepare, however.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:14 pm 
0015 downloader2.dsf
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Copy and paste the above into the schedule window


Copy and paste this into the script creator and save as downloader2.dsf.

This will download the metars and buoys, and also display a map with sea level pressure and plots using the data. Each file will also be saved for archiving purposes in c:\ may want to create this directory first:)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:29 pm 
Remove the second ingest line from the above script..
so it reads like this:


It is necessary to download them in this way if you want to save the raw data, and know which file is which. So you'll have a raw file for the buoys and metars, but only the meatars will plot.

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