UK satellite visible map tutorial

This page contains basic tutorials showing how the UK satellite visible map overlay data feeds can be used to retrieve data.

Please refer to the detailed documentation for the current weather map overlays data feeds for more detailed information.

Introduction

The current weather map layers UK satellite visible data feeds provide access to forecast layers for various points in the future, covering the UK and surrounding area.

Tutorials

The current weather map layers UK satellite visible data feeds can be used with web service. We recommend that the web service is used to check whether the data has been updated since it was last requested. Here we describe how to retrieve weather map layers using both of these methods.

You would like to retrieve a UK satellite visible layer for a particular time-step

Via the web services

  1. Call the current weather map layers UK satellite visible capabilities web service to check whether the data has been updated since it was last requested and to check which time-steps are available
  2. If so, build the URL corresponding to the time-step for which you would like a forecast by taking the content of the BaseUrl element in the data returned by the current weather map layers UK satellite visible capabilities web service and replacing the elements enclosed within curly brackets as described in the detailed documentation.

Last Updated: 24 March 2014

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