Weather information in tracks

Johan Frisk shared this idea 2 years ago
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I like the available weather information in locus pro and had it earlier in my training app, before it was an feature to pay extra for. I think it would be really nice to have the weather information at least in the "track summary" maybe once per hour or one every 100km or just start stop. But just weather at start of track would be nice, most of tracks are reasonably short. Wind information compared to speed is an interesting parameter.

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I would find it useful to have the day's weather forecast displayed in the track's Statistics. It only needs to be a brief summary so when I look back at a hike I did four months ago, I'll know the temperature and if it was sunny/rainy/foggy, etc.

I currently import Locus Map tracks into runalyze.com for deeper analysis. Runalyze uses the track's creation date to find the weather for the area where I hiked.

Weather data reported by Runalyze using a Locus Map track:

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Locus Map doesn't need to automatically record the weather information with the track. I hike in places that have no cellphone reception so Locus Map wouldn't be able to record the current weather. It can be a function (button) that the user manually activates at a later time (upen returning to an area with cellphone reception or Wi-Fi). The API for WorldWideWeatherOnline (the service used by Locus Map) includes the ability to retrieve historical weather for a given location.

https://developer.worldweatheronline.com/api/

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Hm, as a former air force meteorologist I understand your passion. But IMHO, this suits more to specialized sport tracker-like applications. I am not sure if this fits enough to the profiling of LocusMap.

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Over a year ago, Johan Frisk made the suggestion to save the day's weather with the recorded track.

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/wheather-information-in-tracks


It currently has 8 votes. Menion liked the idea as well. His intent was to first switch to a new source of weather information that also provides historical weather data (at a reasonable cost). I believe that first step was done earlier this year when version 3.24 was released. http://www.locusmap.eu/news-version-3-24-0/

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I too have recently suggested this feature. I think it would be very helpful feature for taking tracks to the next level. http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/track-recording-record-weather

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Thanks guys for a feedback. I've just merged Brandon idea to this ( same one ).

Indeed, weather service was successfully changed and now, nothing blocks to implement this idea ( except necessary time on work ).

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With upcoming feature of user customized track statistics tab, each user can decide to add weather data into their statistics or not. Win-win for each user.

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Awesome! Look forward to playing with it. Thank you guys for all your hard work on this solid app. Use it all the time and always recommend it to anyone interested.

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Hi,

create a photopoint of the sky ;)

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?. It's a different to make 50km with 10C then -10C. Don't you think? Will you remember temp after few weeks?

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Locus doesn't contain a meteo station, just an online weather forecast run by a third party.

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I see the same topic "Weather information in tracks". Sorry but the point "third party" is not the argument for me.

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OK OK, merging with http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/wheather-information-in-tracks :) Don't forget to vote for it. Have a nice day!

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