Monday, September 17, 2007

WxMap - Polygon Styles

After much discussion with one of my beta testers, I have renamed one of the polygon styles and added an additional style.

The Outline style has been renamed Area. Area paints the double lines around the warned area. The new style is named Outline. This style paints only an outline in the color of the alarm. It causes the program to not paint the county. Here are a couple of examples.

The image above shows an example of a severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning with no other watches or warnings active.

This image shows a severe thunderstorm along with a thunderstorm watch.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Blogging - One year has passed

I started this blog one year ago. It is hard to believe that one year has passed by so quickly. I did not think that I would be able to find items to post when I got started. I spend alot of time working on Weather Message, so I was not sure if I could keep the blog updated.

To the number of people that follow my development progress here -- thanks for taking the time to read this blog. This blog has received 5,793 hits since it was first started. Not alot, but then again, EMWIN and Weather Message are well kept secrets. Hopefully not for long - please keep spreading the word.

WxMap Polygons Release

I should be releasing a new beta this evening that contains the polygon changes to WxMap. Here is a preview of the two styles of polygons supported in WxMap.

This style is called pattern. The pattern is the color associated with the alarm color.

This style is called outline. The polygon is painted with an outline that is the color associated with the alarm color.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

WxMap - Polygon Support

I have started changing WxMap to support storm based polygons. Here is snap shot of some polygons drawn on the map. There will need to be a number of options added to determine how they are drawn.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

WxControl - Service Controller

Based on user requests I have made a couple of changes relating to WxControl.

1) The program now be setup to connect to two different servers. It will only connect to one at a time.

2) The Weather Message full install will have an option to only install WxControl. For those that want to only install WxControl, this option will meet that requirement.

From the initial reports that I have received, WxControl works great on a local network. It however does not work across an Internet connection. Due to the mechanism used, I have not been able to resolve this issue. More testing should reveal the nature of the problem.