Question about adding a map

Hi, I just started using WW a few days ago after switching from a different weather app and I really like it so far.

I’m getting frustrated with an issue I have with a map I added, however.

I added this map http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_r … s_usen.jpg which is a 600-mile Doppler radar map for my area.

I noted in the map manager that this is similar to the address for the included maps for my area, for example, the 1800-mile map (http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_n … e_usen.jpg) If I use this map only the actual map image shows up, which is all I want. So why is it that I get the whole web page using the address for the 600-mile map? Plus, a pop-up is generated when the map loads. :mad:

Any insight you can offer would be much appreciated.

If it helps, I use Windows XP SP2.

Thanks!

I don’t understand what you’re saying. :-s

  1. What does the pop-up say? Can you post an image of the pop-up?
  2. In the Weather Watcher folder open the MapsHistory.ww file using Notepad and post it’s contents here if it’s small, or post just the portion that relates to your map.

Needless to say WW does not normally do that. My guess is you have somehow entered the URL incorrectly or you have spyware on your pc. We’ll be able to better determine the cause when you post the information requested above.

Other addresses that you may find useful:

http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosai … sirny_.gif
http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nxssa_R1 … 1KBUFa.gif
http://66.28.250.180/data/640x480/2xradara5_anim.gif
[size=2] http://image.weather.com/web/flash/FMMa … Start=true[/size]

They are what I use, in addition to the http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_n … e_usen.jpg URL.

Hi Ed.

When I opened the Map.ww file, I noticed that the address in there for the 600-mile map was not http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_r … s_usen.jpg, but something else, in spite of the fact that I had edited the address in map manager previously. (That is, before I made my original post here.) I had exited the program and restarted it, too, but for some reason that didn’t change anything.

Before editing anything on Map.ww in Notepad, I did attempt to c&p the original contents of that file to show you here, as you asked, but managed to mess it up (doh!) Anyway, I did edit Map.ww so it now shows:

“[United States/Northeast] 600-Mile Doppler Radar”,“http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_roc_closeradar_plus_usen.jpg
“[United States/Northeast] 1800-Mile Doppler Radar”,“http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_ne_9regradar_large_usen.jpg

After exiting and reopening WW, this map now works properly! :iconbiggrin:

By the way, what I meant before by pop-ups was pop-up ads, so they were always different. They were somehow getting past my pop-up blockers, too, which was really annoying, but fortunately I’ve got it fixed now.

Thanks for replying and for those other map links. I like a couple of those too! :thumbright:

The MapsHistory.ww file is smaller and easier to work with.

I don’t know what you are running for antispyware but obviously it isn’t working. Download and install Windows Defender. It’s from Microsoft, its free, low overhead, automatic updates, etc.

We apparently live in the same part of the world. :icon_smile:

BTW The last map’s URL can be tweaked to point directly to your house. Just adjust the &lat and &long values. You can also adjust the &viewPort values to fit your needs.

That we do. Same state, in fact.

BTW The last map’s URL can be tweaked to point directly to your house. Just adjust the &lat and &long values. You can also adjust the &viewPort values to fit your needs.

I have to admit I have no idea what &viewPort is.

Windows’ Defender can run together with other pkgs.

As for Netflix, hmmmmm I think I got one the other evening after I went to the weather.com site.

BTW The last map’s URL can be tweaked to point directly to your house. Just adjust the &lat and &long values. You can also adjust the &viewPort values to fit your needs.

They are parameters embedded within the map’s URL that specify the size of the map’s window, that you can change manually. One for width and one for height.