METAR / TAF READER AND DECODER GADGET
You can use the gadget in iGoogle that allows you to load the METAR / TAF with the weather for the preferred ICAO station and to show its whole translation.
In the settings you can select the ICAO code, the update interval of METAR / TAF, the translation / decoding language of the METAR / TAF and the gadget height.
If the height you set is too small to contain the translation, the scroll bar appears.
The display can be complete, with the METAR / TAF and the icons or only with the METAR / TAF, if the display is not complete the METAR / TAF has a link to invoke a pop-up with the decoding.
You can also view the METAR / TAF in Google Maps. You will see the airport with the current weather condition icon, clicking on it opens a pop-up with the complete decoding.
The gadget decoding in English, German, Italian and Portuguese.
If you want to give your contribution by translating the gadget in your language, please contact us.
You can load multiple gadgets to track multiple ICAO METAR / TAF stations.
You can consult the ICAO codes list for all the cities in the world at http://www.flightutilities.com/MRonlineDB.aspx.
You can follow the weather for the selected ICAO even on your mobile phone via QR Code showed.
If you want insert the gadget in your website you can download a simple script from the
Metar / TAF Reader Google page
by clicking on the link "Embed this gadget".
Information for Web Masters
Google provides the infrastructure to put the gadgets in your pages. Google updates its APIs infrastructure from the Legacy APIs to the gadgets.* APIs, but not all the infrastructure has been updated.
For example, the preview available to the Web Masters to embed and configure the gadget, supports Legacy APIs only.
Among the various issues, we received reports that the default settings are taken, despite the gadget "Metar / Taf Reader and Decoder" is correctly configured.
We noticed that in cases were reported, more often we were in the presence of more gadgets "Metar / Taf Reader and Decoder" on the same page.
If you want to use the gadget in your pages, we have made available a second choice, just simple the previous one and we have recommended.
You can configure the gadget by going to the Web Masters page. Once you configure the look of the gadget, copy and paste the resulting code that you will find at the bottom of the configuration page, in your pages.
Do you want to add to the gadget the feature to select the Metar/Taf you want display? Here you can view some sample pages. Sample 1, Sample 2.
For any problems, please contact us.
You can also insert the gadget in Google Desktop. Select "Add gadget" and type in the search input box "http://www.flightutilities.com/metarreader.xml".
The data is provided by National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).