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 (example)

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

Dependencies: N/A

Software: EQuIS Professional

Source: contact EarthSoft Support

Language: English

Output Type: Keyhole Markup Language (*.kmz)1, 2, 3


Description: 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. Prior to using this report, please review the Submission of Content Warning for Google Earth reports as well as the commercial license requirements.


Installation Instructions: Download the report, unblock the *.zip file, and extract the EarthSoft.Reports.Library.19667.dll file to the EQuIS Professional installation folder. For default installations, this directory is C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\EQuIS or, for per-user installation, %localappdata%\Programs\EarthSoft\EQuIS. The report will be available for selection once Professional has been relaunched.



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.


Input Parameters:

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).




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.

1Using Google Earth for commercial purposes requires a commercial license from Google which must be obtained separately by the end user.

2EQuIS Google Earth reports do not require Google Earth or Google Services to generate KML files. Charts may be generated by Google Charts.

3KML is an open standard that may be read or viewed in other applications. These reports have only been tested in Google Earth.