vk2tv vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Tue Dec 5 17:15:48 AEDT 2017

Hi Matty,

I see your problem with BF boundaries, and it's not such a problem that 
boundaries aren't shown. They can certainly cover large areas, and have 
very irregular shapes; sometimes multiple areas with individual 
boundaries within the same incident. The WXSVR does at least provide a 
heads up to look on the RFS site for more info.

We're headed for a few days of quiet coastal conditions so I'll have 
nothing to keep an eye out for, but that won't last!


Ray vk2tv

On 05/12/17 16:23, Mathew McKernan wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback Ray.
> Bushfire objects are positioned where the agency positions the main 
> point of the fire, typically this is the "point of origin" (side note, 
> I am a vol firefighter so have some internal knowledge).
> The challenge with warnings for large incidents is that they cover 
> large areas as you've suggested. I am looking into the polygon option 
> for these, but the maths hurts my head to represent those objects from 
> the hundreds of points assigned by the agency. At this point, I can't 
> transfer the polygon from the RSS Feed into anything usable on APRS. I 
> am working on possibly issuing it similar to a weather warning but 
> that means the incident will cover a much larger area than the warning 
> may be for.
> Thanks for the heads up regarding coastal wind warnings, I will check 
> it out. I may need to wait for the next issue of them and do some 
> further testing in real time.
> Cheers,
> Matty
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> *Subject:* Re: [OZAPRS] WXSVR
> Hi Matty,
> Here's an update on how the new WXSVR performed during the weekend 
> severe wx situation. This is with xastir.
> The ALERT for flooding worked just fine and an object appeared in 
> affected wx regions. Bushfire objects are appearing but I'm not seeing 
> the boundaries. The fires so far have been small, but one current fire 
> between Kempsey and Port Macquarie is large enough (10ha) to display 
> boundaries on the NSW RFS "fires near me" web page. Xastir was zoomed 
> in considerably more than the fires near me page. Coastal wind 
> warnings appear to not be functioning correctly, however. This part of 
> the coast (Macquarie and Coffs coasts) was under strong wind warning 
> over the weekend but I didn't see any ALERT zones. I did occasionally 
> see the wind warning object display but on each occasion it 
> disappeared fairly quickly.
> It's great to be able to see some warnings again, and thanks once more 
> for your efforts.
> Ray vk2tv
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