Which weather data provider?

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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by knopfler83 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:05 am

Is it possible? To use YR for current temperature in spain?

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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by par » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:22 am

As far as I know - no.
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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by knopfler83 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:28 am

At first then tendre that desinstalar the application and if they manage to change climatic supplier for españa I install because with they corner weather map you cannot rely anything :sorry: :sorry: :( :(

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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by knopfler83 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:56 am

For ringworm to do the possible thing for the climatic supplier to change in españa, I like much the application but I cannot rely :sorry: :( :cry: :cry:

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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by par » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:45 pm

We do as much as we can.
I cannot do more than I am able to.
Sorry!
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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by Smith88 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:49 pm

Hi Pasha,
par wrote:The current temperature is received from the closest METAR station.
For some countries as Russia, Italy, Spain the current weather is provided by http://openweathermap.org
Why did you change the data source from METAR to OWM for some countries? Now, in an Italian location, I have a fair weather with light rain, which was appeared a few weeks ago for Russian and Japanese locations. I think the METAR would be better or simply let the choice between the data sources, at least in the desktop version where there is an option for it. Of course, if it is possible. :)

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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by par » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:17 pm

There is a reason for it.
METAR stations network is not dense enough to cover the whole world.
OWM tries to predict the current weather in areas without METAR stations.

Adrian, how far is your place from the closest METAR station?
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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by Smith88 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:43 pm

My city has a METAR station, so it is only a few kilometres. :)

I know that the density of METAR reports is not sufficient, but maybe there would be two solutions.
1. Let the choice between METAR and OWM, like in the current desktop version, default could be OWM instead of METAR. Thus, everybody can decide which one is better for him/her.
2. This is more difficult (?) : For those locations which don't have METAR station within e.g. 20 km, the data provider could be OWM, the others could use METAR reports. There is the distance from the closest METAR station on location details panel, so it may be usable.

What do you think?
I can imagine that managing Android version is very hard, so I am just wondering. :)

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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by Jiri » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:46 pm

I'm very sorry, but when I enter any city on yr.no website and in the same city YoWindow, so data must be the same. And if not the same, then there is something wrong and the data in the app are not from yr.no

Pavle sure you try it and see that there are large differences...
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Re: Which weather data provider?

Post by par » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:52 pm

As I was told by OWM guys, they use METAR within a certain range from the station, for farther locations they use their data model.
So this logic is already inside OWM provider.

Sure, over time we will provide more features on Android.
Right now I'm trying to add the ones that we have planned to do first.
It's very hard to set priorities.

Please let me know your location so I can test why OWM provides wrong data for your place.
If you want to stay private you can PM me or just send an email to support@repkasoft.com
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