Kevin

Hopefully we won't send too many your way this year, or if we do, they
won't affect you and your folks!

gerry n5jxs

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:41 AM, Kj5fa <kj...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Hello Tom. The latest script worked great. Got the shapefile loade and
> changed settings Now waiting for some warnings to come into my area.
>
> 73s,
> Kevin KJ5FA
>
>
> ⁣Sent from Blue ​
>
> On Feb 16, 2018, 12:45 PM, at 12:45 PM, Tom Russo <ru...@bogodyn.org>
> wrote:
> >On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 08:53:24AM -0700, we recorded a bogon-computron
> >collision of the <ru...@bogodyn.org> flavor, containing:
> >> I did take a quick look at the new NWS site, and it looks like they
> >only
> >> rearranged things and moved the URL, and not like they actually broke
> >all the
> >> shapefiles.
> >>
> >> I think it may be an easy matter to update get-NWSdata again, because
> >it'll
> >> just be a matter of changing the fetch urls we use.
> >>
> >> Won't be able to do that until tonight.
> >
> >Make me a liar.  It was fairly straightforward, but there were some
> >newly
> >updated files, and surprisingly, a couple of files whose revision dates
> >had
> >not changed but whose DBF signatures *HAD* changed since Curt last
> >updated
> >this stuff.
> >
> >That complicated matters slightly, because it meant creating more
> >"backward
> >compatibility" dbfawks.  That is necessary so that folks are not
> >*forced* to
> >update NWS shapefiles by this commit if they already have a set that
> >works for
> >them.  If you like your NWS shapefiles, you can keep your NWS
> >shapefiles.
> >
> >Fix is in, tested, and pushed to git master. This won't help you much
> >if
> >you're working out of 2.1.0 tarballs (dang it), but if you're running
> >off of
> >master, a git pull and reinstall will do the trick.
> >
> >The fix is git commit  1f40ff1.  One could conceivably use a diff
> >created
> >from this commit to patch 2.1.0 if one wanted (package maintainers
> >might want
> >to do that).  I don't think I want to do a patch release just for this,
> >but
> >I supposed that would be possible.
> >
> >We apologize for the inconvenience.
> >
> >> While most of the files haven't changed since get-NWSdata was last
> >updated,
> >> a couple have, so I'll also have to check that the dbfawk files still
> >work
> >> with the new ones.
> >>
> >> That is, unless Curt is just dying to jump in and take this over, in
> >which
> >> case he should reassign the bug to himself:
> >>
> >> https://github.com/Xastir/Xastir/issues/26
> >>
> >> On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 08:34:11AM -0700, we recorded a
> >bogon-computron collision of the <ru...@bogodyn.org> flavor,
> >containing:
> >> > On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 06:22:59AM -0600, we recorded a
> >bogon-computron collision of the <kj...@sbcglobal.net> flavor,
> >containing:
> >> > > Thanks Tom.
> >> > >
> >> > > This looks promising. I have ran the get-NWSdata script, but it
> >looked
> >> > > like it errored out not being able to find the files. I went to
> >the
> >> > > webpage where the permanent location was supposed to
> >> > > be(www.weather.gov/gis if my memory is good from last night) and
> >could
> >> > > not find a way to download a file?
> >> > >
> >> > > With these new instructions I will try again this evening.
> >> >
> >> > GROAN.  Yes, get-NWSdata is broken again.
> >> >
> >> > It looks like NWS has *completely* revamped their entire GIS
> >download site,
> >> > and the get-NWSdata script no longer works.  The links we used in
> >> > that script now return HTTP error pages instead of zip files.  This
> >has
> >> > happened sometime since Curt last updated the script, in September.
> >> >
> >> > I do not have time to look into this until at least tonight or
> >tomorrow.
> >> > Odds are good that even if I can hack the script up to obtain the
> >newest
> >> > files from NWS's reorganized site, they'll have changed the format
> >again
> >> > and Xastir will need additional adjustments.  This will take some
> >time.
> >> > Yay.
> >> >
> >> > I just happen to have run get-NWSdata between the time that Curt
> >updated it
> >> > last and the time NWS invalidated it, so I have all those
> >shapefiles on my
> >> > system.  I will try to zip them up and put them somewhere where
> >they can be
> >> > downloaded as a temporary workaround.  That way you can bypass
> >get-NWSdata
> >> > and use a set of (possibly slightly outdate) zip files that worked
> >at least
> >> > as recently as September.  I might not get to that until tonight.
> >When I do,
> >> > I'll post updated instructions for the temporary workaround.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for calling this to my attention.  I very rarely update  my
> >own
> >> > NWS weather alert shapefiles, because the actual shapes in them for
> >my area
> >> > of the country pretty much never change --- I can usually get away
> >without
> >> > updating them for a few years at a stretch.  Luckily I had just
> >done it before
> >> > get-NWSdata became borken.
> >> >
> >> > > On 2/15/2018 11:34 PM, Tom Russo wrote:
> >> > > > On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 09:55:51PM -0700, we recorded a
> >bogon-computron collision of the <ru...@bogodyn.org> flavor,
> >containing:
> >> > > >> On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 09:31:22PM -0600, we recorded a
> >bogon-computron collision of the <kj...@sbcglobal.net> flavor,
> >containing:
> >> > > >>> Can someone point me to the instructions of how to get NWS
> >warnings to
> >> > > >>> show up on my map in Xastir?
> >> > > >> Looks like there is no one spot where all the instructions are
> >clearly laid
> >> > > >> out.  Rather, it is scattered about in README.Getting-Started
> >and other
> >> > > >> places.  Even the Wiki doesn't have it clearly stated in a
> >single spot.  This
> >> > > >> is unfortunate and should be fixed.
> >> > > > I have tried.  There is a new "HowTo:Weather Alerts" page on
> >the wiki, linked
> >> > > > to from the main HowTo page.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Please let me know if this is not enough to get you going.
> >> > > >
> >> > > >> So here goes:
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>    - You must have NWS shapefiles downloaded and installed in
> >your
> >> > > >>      maps directory.  Get them using the script "get-NWSdata"
> >included in the
> >> > > >>      Xastir scripts directory.  That's
> >/usr/local/share/xastir/scripts if you
> >> > > >>      installed from source.  Leave out the "local" if you've
> >gotten via a
> >> > > >>      binary package.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>      This script must be run as root (or better yet, with
> >sudo).
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>      NWS changes the format of their shapefiles often, and
> >this requires us to
> >> > > >>      chase their file format a lot.  If you're not running a
> >recent version of
> >> > > >>      Xastir, you might have trouble getting suitable
> >shapefiles from NWS.  This
> >> > > >>      one script is the single most frequently updated file in
> >Xastir.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>      The script in Xastir 2.1.0 or git master was updated
> >recently enough that
> >> > > >>      it should work and get you the right files.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>    - Then, after you've downloaded the NWS shapefiles, you
> >must get them indexed.
> >> > > >>      A restart of Xastir will do it, but you could also use
> >the menu entry
> >> > > >>      "Map->Configure->Index: Add new maps"
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>    - You must be connected to an on-line APRS-IS source that
> >sends weather
> >> > > >>      alerts.  Only those of a particularly high level of
> >urgency are sent
> >> > > >>      on the normal rotate.aprs.net or rotate.aprs2.net
> >servers.
> >> > > >>      Firenet.aprs2.net will have the lower level alerts
> >(advisories and
> >> > > >>      watches, not just warnings).
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>    - You must enable display of weather alerts in the map menu
> >and NOT select
> >> > > >>      "Disable all maps"!
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> That should be it.
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >> --
> >> > > >> Tom Russo    KM5VY
> >> > > >> Tijeras, NM
> >> > > >>
> >> > > >>   echo "prpv_a'rfg_cnf_har_cvcr" | sed -e 's/_/ /g' | tr
> >[a-m][n-z] [n-z][a-m]
> >> > > >>
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> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Tom Russo    KM5VY
> >> > Tijeras, NM
> >> >
> >> >  echo "prpv_a'rfg_cnf_har_cvcr" | sed -e 's/_/ /g' | tr [a-m][n-z]
> >[n-z][a-m]
> >> >
> >> > _______________________________________________
> >> > Xastir mailing list
> >> > Xastir@lists.xastir.org
> >> > http://xastir.org/mailman/listinfo/xastir
> >>
> >> --
> >> Tom Russo    KM5VY
> >> Tijeras, NM
> >>
> >>  echo "prpv_a'rfg_cnf_har_cvcr" | sed -e 's/_/ /g' | tr [a-m][n-z]
> >[n-z][a-m]
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
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> >> http://xastir.org/mailman/listinfo/xastir
> >
> >--
> >Tom Russo    KM5VY
> >Tijeras, NM
> >
> >echo "prpv_a'rfg_cnf_har_cvcr" | sed -e 's/_/ /g' | tr [a-m][n-z]
> >[n-z][a-m]
> >
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