Adam Gaffin said...
>One long-term solution for this is to find a friendly Unix/Web programmer
>who can build you some scripts and a WAIS engine for a World-Wide Web page --
>and a provider willing to host a weather page (you might even talk to the
>meteorology departments at local universities about this). That way, people
>with reports could connect to the Web server and fill out a simple form. This
>would be immediately added to the database, which somebody else could then
>come in to browse or search (so people in Maine could limit their search to
>just Maine points, for example).
to set up such a page... where internet users could access
the web page to either enter an observation or browse others' observations.
However, I would like some feedback from everyone on a few specifics...
* Why not have the page accessible to the whole nation, so that a person
from any state could enter an observation.
* The data could then be split into regional and state groups, so that
quick browsing of data in your region is possible.
* Types of data to be entered could be as follows:
- State, City, Time
- Wind direction and speed
- Weather conditions (fog, precip, etc)
- Remarks (i.e., precip totals, visib, snowcover, etc)
Obviously, a user would enter only what he/she can enter.
Any additional conditions you would like to see included?
Any suggestions or comments?
How much support is there for such a page?
Penn State Meteo