metaf2xml can download, parse, and decode aviation routine weather reports (METAR, SPECI, SAO), aerodrome forecasts (TAF), synoptic observations (SYNOP), and BUOY observations, and store the data as XML. XSLT style sheets convert it to plain language, as HTML or text. Current weather data from NOAA and other sources can be fetched and displayed.
|Tags||XML METAR TAF SYNOP Perl Modules BUOY Weather SPECI SAO|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
|Translations||English German Spanish Russian|
Release Notes: Five more groups are processed for SYNOP sections 3 and 9. The summary also shows the direction for wind gusts and the offset to the exact observation time. If a DB is used as a message source, station information is also fetched from this DB. In the UIs, SYNOP stations are now distinguished by station type instead of source. The GUI demo now works with browsers based on WebKit. The check for the exact Perl module version was improved. Style information for the UI was moved to a CSS file. The installation script was improved. Some minor bugs were fixed and a few smaller improvements were made.
Release Notes: The module XML.pm was merged into parser.pm. XML output is now buffered. Changes to the standard effective from November were implemented. Many smaller improvements were made and a few minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: SAO processing was extended further. FMH rules are now used for cloud bases in METAR, TAF, and SYNOP from the US. Many smaller improvements were made and a few minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: An SQL database can now be used as the source for messages. SAO processing was extended. The Russian translation was improved. Processing of SYNOP section 5 was extended for RU and LT. Yet another example callback function (producing XML) was added. A few other minor changes were made.
Release Notes: The number of errors raised for invalid groups in METAR and TAF was reduced significantly: more groups and variants are recognized, and certain unrecognized groups are skipped. The processing of BUOY messages is now complete, and Canadian automatic SAO are also processed. The option -x for metaf2xml.pl was renamed to -o; the option is also honored by the example callback functions. A few minor bugs were fixed.