Radar Visualiser

Radar Visualiser (version 1.2 May 2015) is an interactive desktop mapping application used to create high-quality map and data images utilising either background maps obtained via Web Map Services (i.e. using Google Static Maps API or OpenStreetMap staticMapLite API), or created from GSHHG global coastline, Australian coastline/political border, forecast districts, metropolitan and other forecast areas, and location names datasets; overlayed with information from the Bureau of Meteorology radar network, including polar and volumetric radar datasets.

Radar Visualiser's Graphical User Interface (GUI) is able to browse unique map-styled, color-themed, individual or composite radar images generated from Bureau of Meteorology archive polar or real-time polar and volumetric radar data, using the Google Maps (Mercator) or Google Earth (Equirectangular) map projections, and zoom-scaled location names. Storms are also able to be identified and tracked across a series of radar images.

Radar Visualiser is easy to use and can be extended to include additional functionality and data sets. The GUI-based application is written entirely in IDL® and utilises the freely available IDL Virtual Machine. No IDL license is required. Automatic generation of the radar image and data files is also available. IDL run-time license required.

Additional examples of Radar Visualiser products are available at MyRadar (LiveWeather.com.au), including Google Earth radar image overlays and associated KML files.

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