apologies for the hick-up in making the dump of the zip code data
available. It should be all there now.


On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 at 13:08 -0700, Helge Weissig wrote:

HW> Hi,
HW>     I thought it would be nice to add some "weather by zip code"
HW> functionality to phpweather. I realize that this is completely US centric
HW> and does not appeal to everyone. However, I did the work anyways and put
HW> together two tables (see http://www.sdsc.edu/~helgew/zipcodes.sql.gz) that
HW> contain a mapping between ICAO stations and US Zip codes and vice versa.
HW> The mapping was done by locating the closest weather station for each
HW> geographic center of each zip code and conversely by locating the closest
HW> zip code geographic center for each station.
HW> There are some problems with the direct query by zip code as not all
HW> stations are reliable enough. This could be circumvented by querying for
HW> the closest stations and retrieving weather information for the first one
HW> with information available.
HW> Send me e-mail if you have any questions. I am not subscribed to this
HW> list, so make sure to address the e-mail directly to me.
HW> cheers,
HW> h.

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