Google Earth Weather - Wind Speed and Direction

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Google Earth Weather - Wind Speed and Direction

Report Name: Google Earth Wind Speed and Direction


Report Type: Standard by Request


Description: In order to use EQuIS Google Earth Reports for commercial purposes, you must obtain the appropriate license of Google Earth. This report creates an animated "wind sock" at each location. The sock (i.e. red line) points in the direction the wind is blowing and the length of the sock indicates the relative wind speed.


This report includes data over the selected date range. Drag the time slider or press the Play button to watch the values change over time. The Google Earth output, which shows a table when clicking on a location, has been improved for readability by adding color to alternative rows.



EQuIS Google Earth Reports do not actually require or directly use Google Earth or any other Google service, the reports merely create KML (*.kml, *.kmz) files. Some of the charts are created using Google Charts (by sending individual data points for the chart).

Other applications besides Google Earth (such as ArcGIS Explorer) can read *.kml files - although EQuIS reports have not been tested extensively with anything other than Google Earth.

An EQuIS license does not provide legal license or permission to use Google Earth. Users are responsible to use Google Earth legally.


Submission of Content Warning


File Name: EarthSoft.Reports.Library.19667.dll


Language: English


Input Parameters: A selection made to customize the output of a report.


There are two input parameters that determine which DT_LOCATION_PARAMETER.PARAM_CODES values are used to find wind speed and direction in the database:


@speed_params: defaults to WindSpd_MAX (expected unit is m/s)

@direction_params: defaults to WindDir_SMx|WindDir_D1_WVT (expected unit is °)


If using different parameter codes, change these defaults in ST_REPORT_PARAMETER or select the desired code(s).




Database Type: SQL


Database Schema: Standard (no custom or add-on schemas required).


Database Version: Any 5.5+


Data Requirements:  In order for locations to appear in this report:




DT_LOCATION.LOC_TYPE  must be populated.

DT_LOCATION.SYS_LOC_CODE must be populated.

DT_LOCATION.LOC_DESC must be populated before locations are clickable. DT_LOCATION.LOC_DESC is displayed in the 'callout box' when a location is clicked, if this option is selected.


Report Requirements: Google Earth


Output Type: Google Earth or .kmz file


Example Output: View the following example or download the attachment.arthSoft.Interfaces.Google