[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #6262: Weather Plugin using Google Weather API
stuart at tase.co.uk
Wed Dec 23 22:31:13 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 23 Dec 2009 22:16:14 Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> Do we use the National Weather Service in the US grabber? It is the
> source that gets prettied up for all the local weather forecasts and
> it is public domain. http://forecast.weather.gov/ lets you input
> either your city and state or your zip code. There are also
> mobile.weather.gov and wap.weather.gov which may be easier to parse.
The US grabber does use the public domain NWS/NOAA xml feeds and API.
The Canadian grabber does similar. The UK grabber uses BBC RSS feeds and their
data comes directly from the government owned Meteorological Office (Met
Office), the Terms allow non-commercial use and require that we cite the
source on screen (which we do). I believe an Australian grabber was recently
added which again uses their national weather services' feeds.
Although the BBC data has worldwide coverage, outside the UK it's limited to
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