In the information about the MeteoServer you find some
background-descriptions. Here people discuss about the software integration
The 1st problem
In order to visualize weather sensibly, a lot of mathematics, knowledge and
Computer-Power you need. For holding the transmission times of the and thus
the costs necessarily in a as small way as possible it is. A high
decomposition of the density is wanted at forecast period as long as
possible. Latter one supports the previous one in the strong contradiction.
The 2nd problem
To wish users a lot from seacards a weather integration, so that they can
use all information about a single user surface. One weather data
integration demands an additional expenditure that is in a normal way very
much extensive. The regular getting of the data, the programming and the
representation verlang a lot of experience.
What does Bonito suggest?
The availably set density must be in a very small way held. Yet the data
must be edited by a computer so as you get equivalent data and density only
more expensively delivered.
The integration is arranged so that the complex jobs are finished by an
external software that is link-editted in single form, by DLL.
Which solutions offer now Bonito for that?
The weather data are loaded from the MeteoServer by Internet and/or received
by radio. The Bonito-software is world-widespread in the marine. A
combination of seacard and meteo software is therefore compulsory.
Bonito offers a DLL with names MeteoTools.dll. These is used at the time of
also of Bonito for weather presentation. Thus it is very simple, the same
DLL, to be useful also for the seacard software. A small background program
with names MeteoCom organizes the regular procurement of the data, that is
the 6nd Version after all and becomes 30 years old in 2006).
The MeteoCom and the MeteoTools.dll communicate continuously by messages and
exchange information so that the user aplication can react to the background
A seacard software must install only the DLL and catch the messages around
to react to that correspondingly. The weather then can be drawn with 3
instructions onto the seacard. That is everything. Other maybe necessary
things can realize every programmer without Bonito's aid. Thud, is ready the
weather seamap software.
Furthermore Bonito still offers specific command instructions in order to
design a convenient, individual user aplication. These operation a simple
All numeric data can be demanded in every arbitrary decompositions or
arbitrary coordinate fields. Many data can be supplied also as Polygons
‚drawlable’ whose point coordinates are scaled in geographic minutes. There
the drawing of lines and faces that in particular who of a seamap software
is been it no difficulties do, when to realize something like that. The lot
of work with the meteorological calculations and transformations are passed
over here simple, Everything is delivered so as the seamap programmer just
needs it. Any map projection is thus realizable.
Therefore, what it keeps you from that to do it tomorrow already