>From: David Fitzgerald <address@hidden> >Organization: Millersville University of Pennsylvania >Keywords: 200106201818.f5KIIv109390 McIDAS FRMSAVE GIF JPET Dave, >Now that we are getting FNEXRAD and NNEXRAD products, I'd like to create >either jpeg or gif images and post them to our web site. I know how to >create a gif image in garp "by hand" as it were, but how do I automate the >process in gempak? I will let Chiz answer this one. >Or is McIDAS a better choice for this, and if so how do >I do it with that? This would be very interesting using McIDAS. You could setup a PostProcess to run each time a product you want a GIF (tm) or JPEG for. The 7.7 distribution of McIDAS contains an example shell script, mcrun.sh, that can be copied to a different name, edited to display the image, and then run FRMSAVE to save the display into any of the 6 formats that are supported (see FRMSAVE help in the Users Guide or in online HELP from 'HELP FRMSAVE'). The jist of using mcrun.sh is: o make a local copy (different name) o edit the script and set MCHOME to match your McIDAS-X installation HOME directory o add the appropriate display and save line to the end of the file: change: cd $MCDATA mcenv << EOF # put McIDAS-X commands you want to run here, one command per line. # Example (note that these lines are commented out!!): # # dataloc.k ADD RTGINI adde.unidata.ucar.edu # imgdisp.k RTGINI/GE1KVIS STA=KMIA EU=IMAGE SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H' # frmsave.k 1 miamivis.gif # done exit EOF to: cd $MCDATA mcenv << EOF # put McIDAS-X commands you want to run here, one command per line. # Example (note that these lines are commented out!!): # # dataloc.k ADD RTGINI adde.unidata.ucar.edu # imgdisp.k RTGINI/GE1KVIS STA=KMIA EU=IMAGE SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H' # frmsave.k 1 miamivis.gif imgdisp.k RTNEXRAD/N0R ID=FTG STA=FTG EU=BREF REFRESH='EG;MAP H;BAR' frmsave.k 1 ftg.gif # done exit EOF The things that would probably change in the above are: o the station for which you want the display created o the ADDE dataset name you setup to access the data o the group name for the type of image you want to display o the type of product you want a display of After setting up your copy of mcrun.sh, you can either kick it off from a pqact.conf action or by a crontab invocation. Let me know if you want to pursue this further. >Thanks!! Later. Tom
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