The Weatherpixie is a web
graphicthat shows a representation of the current weatherderived from a METAR report gathered in one of 6000 locations around the world. A customisable avatarrepresents what to wear behind a backdrop indicating weather conditions, daylight and current moon phase. Text below the graphic indicates air temperature, relative humidity, collection time, wind velocity and atmospheric pressure, respectively.
The METAR generating the pictured Weatherpixie is "EGLL 270750Z 23006KT 200V260 9999 FEW025 BKN070 16/12 Q1017 NOSIG".
Weatherpixies were created by
Tamsin Bowles, a web developer and server-side programmer in London, in 2002. Its website provides free code to put weatherpixies in web pages, weblogs, in a computer's screen using Active Desktopor Konfabulator, and so forth.
* [http://www.weatherpixie.com/ Weatherpixie site]
* [http://www.tamsin.com/ Tamsin Bowles's home page] - includes biography, interests and pictures.
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/6549875.stm BBC Click article about Weatherpixie]
* [http://www.gothamist.com/2004/05/14/pixie_stickers.php Gothamist article about Weatherpixie]
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