How are weather services selected to be included ?

Asked by mohican on 2012-09-11

Hi, could you give somes clues about how you choose to include or not some web weather services ?

I have noticed that changes occur quite often.
For example, lately Google service was removed.

What are the pro and cons of the various services ?
For instance, do you know how often their weather information is updated ?
Do they all use the same measurement stations or some of them use only a subset of available stations ?
Could you make a small comparison table ?

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2012-09-11
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2012-10-13

I try to include all "free" weather services that I find. In the last days, Google, remove its Service, and it is the reason, that I remove this service. If you want to use Wunderground Service you must pay for it, so I removed too. I try to talk with Wunderground people, offering this open source application, but they didn't pay attencion.

Some services are better than others, in some countries, but I didn't have time, to investigate about this. This is the reason for include more services.

I didn't know how often the information is updated, and if all of them are using same stations.

Alex Gogolev (moonstormraven) said : #2

Can you possibly add gismeteo.ru for Russia and sinoptik.ua for Ukraine? The give very accurate predictions.

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