Robert: I have used this for generating loops of GOES images from the scheduler. The principle is the same: 1. Create the display the way you want it 2. Save it as a "bundle" 3. Create a little ISL to invoke the bundle, annotate your image(s), and save them as a JPG, PNG, etc. 4. On your scheduler, invoke the IDV from the command line using this form: java -Xmx500m -jar idv.jar yourfile.isl where "yourfile.isl" is the ISL file. There are lots of documents and on-line help. Since you're apparently not at a college I think the biggest issue will be getting your GRIB data...but once you've got that squared away, you should be good-to-go... Good luck! tom On 2/15/07, Robert Reed <polarlow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Is there anyone on the group using IDV to create numerical model imagery for the web? Having fought and failed using GrADS (I`m technicaly challenged and no linux guru!), I came across IDV hoping it might be a little easier being that it is windows friendly(ish). I run a community based website in Maine, and we are looking to create custom numerical model charts from the freely available grib data, preferably automated/stand-alone via scripting, batch files or whatever it needs. Before I get too involved in using IDV, would this software be what I am looking for? If yes, I could probably do with some tips and advice at some stage. Maybe those experienced in this area, we could chat off-group via email, save me making a pest of myself on the group! Thankyou.
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