View Full Version : Current NZ Weather discussion

02-14-2006, 11:51 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile15093/Current-NZ-Weather.htm>Current NZ Weather</a></b><br><br>Uses current weather information from various New Zealand websites, and displays it using Google Earth icons.<br />
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Please comment with suggestions from improvements. :-D<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/572187Clipboard02.jpg>

02-14-2006, 11:58 PM
Well, i was acutally just testing what "create discussion thread" did :lol:

But while i'm here i'll mention that the kml might time out once in a while. The page I am scraping for weather is 72kB in size, and does not use gzip encoding or anything to make it quicker for me.

If it fails once, try again. It's designed to only update every ten minutes, and will use a local version (on my server) of the file if it exists.

I'm also looking for more icons, I made cloud.png by photoshopping GE's icons, but need icons for different levels of precipitation: drizzle, fewshowers, showers and rain.

I want to find icons for fog and hail too.