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NAME ^

Weather::Bug::Station - Simple class interface to the WeatherBug station data

VERSION ^

This document describes Weather::Bug::Station version 0.25

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Weather::Bug;

    my $wbug = Weather::Bug->new( 'YOURAPIKEYHERE' );
    my @stations = $wbug->list_stations( 77096 );

    for my $s (@stations)
    {
        my $l = $s->location();
        printf( "%s: %s\n\tin %s, %s %s\n\t(%0.5f,%0.5f), (dist=%0.3f, type=%s)\n",
                $s->id(), $s->name(),
                $l->city(), $l->state(), $l->zipcode(),
                $l->latitude(), $l->longitude(),
                $l->distance(), $l->station_type()
        );
    }

DESCRIPTION ^

The Station class wraps the concept of a WeatherBug station. A Station object provides some information about its location and identity. Since actual weather observations are made at particular stations, this object also supplies the methods needed to request the current weather.

INTERFACE ^

The Station interface can be divided into three groups of methods: factory methods, accessor methods, and request methods.

Factory Methods

Since the Station object will almost always be created from an XML stream, this class provides a set of methods for constructing a Station object from the XML responses.

from_xml

Extract the station information from an aws:station node, such as the ones returned by the getStations WeatherBug request.

$bug

the Weather::Bug object

$statnode

the aws:station XML node

Return a new Weather::Bug::Station object on success.

from_compact_xml

Extract the station information from an aws:weather node, such as the ones returned by the getLiveCompactWeather WeatherBug request.

$bug

the Weather::Bug object

$statnode

the aws:weather XML node

Return a new Weather::Bug::Station object on success.

from_obs_xml

Extract the station information from an aws:obs node, such as the ones returned by the getLiveWeather WeatherBug request.

$bug

the Weather::Bug object

$statnode

the aws:obs XML node

Return a new Weather::Bug::Station object on success.

Accessor Methods

The Station object provides accessor methods for the following fields:

id

This is the short ID string that can be used to refer to a particular WeatherBug station.

name

This is a longer printable name for the WeatherBug station.

location

This is a Weather::Bug::Location object that describes the location of the station.

station_type

This is a string telling what kind of station this is. This value appears to be either WeatherBug or NWS (National Weather Service).

url

An optional URL associated with the Station returned as a string.

has_url

A boolean method that returns a true value if the Station has an associated URL.

is_equivalent

Returns true if all of the required elements of the Station match those of the other Station and if both Stations have a URL, they match.

Request Methods

get_live_weather

Perform a request on this Station to get the live weather. A Weather::Bug::Weather object representing the current weather is returned.

get_live_compact_weather

Perform a request on this Station to get the compact version of the live weather. A Weather::Bug::CompactWeather object representing the current weather is returned.

Request for '%s' failed.

The request to the WeatherBug API was not successful. The %s is the name of the page that failed.

Unable to parse output from '%s' request.

Although the WeatherBug API did return successfully, the output could not be parsed as well-formed XML. The %s is the name of the page that failed.

No '%s' node found.

Although the WeatherBug API did return successfully, the output XML did not contain the specified node.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Weather::Bug requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Moose, XML::LibXML.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-weather-weatherbug@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR ^

G. Wade Johnson <wade@anomaly.org>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2008, G. Wade Johnson <wade@anomaly.org>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

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