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    Interactive Weather.com map

    I really like the interactive weather map on weather.com
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave...MapLayer=radar

    Has anyone tried to extract and display just the map and controls?
    Displaying the web page (even in kiosk mode) takes up too much screen space. If it were possible to fill the screen with the map (and controls) that would be very useful.
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    well its a flash applet so its definitely attainable.. only problem is its still in beta so they will probably change it a billion times before its finalized.
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    definitely embeds but it doesnt change aspect ratios.. that kinda sucks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    definitely embeds but it doesnt change aspect ratios.. that kinda sucks..

    What exactly did you embed? (how did you figure out what to embed?)
    Can you show the RR Button code?
    Thanks...Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshadwick View Post
    What exactly did you embed? (how did you figure out what to embed?)
    Can you show the RR Button code?
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    open the page in firefox.. go to tools. page info... media tab....and scroll down that list until u see http://image.weather.com/web/flash/FMMain.swf. Save that to your skin folder and embed it just like u would embed any flash movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    open the page in firefox.. go to tools. page info... media tab....and scroll down that list until u see http://image.weather.com/web/flash/FMMain.swf. Save that to your skin folder and embed it just like u would embed any flash movie
    Sonic,
    OK I did that (took me a little longer to figure out using Explorer).

    I presume the map is no longer being updated from the internet. Is there any way around that?
    Thanks...Paul

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    FYI now that the link has been posted in there, you can simply right click on the link in Sonix's post above, and choose "Save Target As" to save it to your hard drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pshadwick View Post
    Sonic,
    OK I did that (took me a little longer to figure out using Explorer).

    I presume the map is no longer being updated from the internet. Is there any way around that?
    Thanks...Paul
    it automatically updates itself as long as you have internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    it automatically updates itself as long as you have internet connection.
    ALL RIGHT.... This is looking good.
    Now to make it better I need some RR size buttons for controls. Is there any way to discover keyboard shortcuts for some of the controls? (like activate animation, clouds and radar)
    Thanks...Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshadwick View Post
    ALL RIGHT.... This is looking good.
    Now to make it better I need some RR size buttons for controls. Is there any way to discover keyboard shortcuts for some of the controls? (like activate animation, clouds and radar)
    Thanks...Paul

    that would be a guess effort.. i kinda doubt they have keyboard shortcuts considering it was made for a fully web based application. Also you should note that if you DONT have internet and u have the map up it will expire after 10 mins or so
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