To view the full-size image, click on the weathercam image above.
Yes, I know the camera is not exaclty mounted level. This arrangement is temporary, I don't have many mounting options at the base of the tower.
This camera provides a view of the rural area south of Bloomfield, IN. The goal is to have this camera installed on top of my 100' communication tower. The installation is pending, I don't have the safety equipment necessary to climb the tower and do the install. For now, the camera is sitting at the base of the tower, pointed East.
I use a few processes to format the weathercam image for display. Let me detail those for you:
- The camera takes a snapshot, saving the time and date information as part of the filename.
- The camera itself will transfer the image to a local server using FTP
- A custom application that I have written, called Theia, will find the image on the server and download it for processing.
- Theia will then stamp the image with weather and time/date infomation. Once stamped, the image is archived on a local server then uploaded to HoosierWeather.com.
After the above process is complete, I now have each image archived on a local server. At the completion of each day these archived images are compiled into a video that shows the movement of weather systems throughout the day. Dropdown the "Weathercams" menu above and select "Time Lapse Videos
", or select it from the listing below.