Updates to David Taylor's Software -
This page lists the changes made to my applications during 2012.
Processes AVHRR & GAC data from the EUMETCast EPS Metop-A/B streams,
and manages other data and messages
|V2.0.6 - Reporting updates to show satellite
in use and save with unique file name, refine thermal calibration and
satellite ID for Metop-B, French language update, fix inability to combine
multiple chunks (will only affect Metop-A, and only users who have
upgraded), fix ASCAT file handling including retention periods, make
"Locate" form caption echo the satellite name.
For existing users, an upgrade from Metop Manager 1 to Metop Manager 2 is
Converts map images to geostationary projection
|V1.2.0 - compile with Delphi 2009.
||V1.4.4 - Add Metop-B support (but you still
need to enter 38771 in the individual satellite list, as Space-Track
haven't been updating their "group" lists, such as
||V2.10.10 - More Metop-B support - HMF, HPT
and L1B formats (geolocation should be close, visible calibration should
be near, most thermal calibration should be near, should be able to use
NOAA-17 and Metop-B [they have the same satellite ID but different time
||V2.6.6 - Add
"PAR" parallel option (should work for both SEVIRI and MPEF
data, designed for parallel running operation - e.g. early MSG-3), new
||MSG Data Manager
||V2.6.6 - Add support
for Met-7 meteorological products, support HSAF h01, h02 & h10 file
names, support EARS-NWC data, support OSCAF (SAF) data on [SAF-Global],
support ECMWF A_H*.bin files on [WMO-RA-VI], support VOLE MPEF data, add
temporary support for AMVE MPEF data, reporting updates, IASI purge
addition, update Met-7 & MTSAT-2 Autumn eclipse dates, minor thermal
||V2.0.4 - Continue multi-satellite support
(AMSU-A save directory renamed to AMSUA), save AVHRR files in
EPS-global\AVHRR-A\2012... instead of EPS-global\2012... (suggest close
program, make AVHRR-A directory, move the 2012 tree there), more
unification of the -A -B and -C save directories, add option to control
deleting of NOAA-19 files (would be checked on the instance handling NOAA
data, enhance support for [EPS-Africa] ASCAT data, fix issues in previous
Visualise CMA data sent over EUMETCast
|V1.3.0 - Compile with Delphi 2009.
|V2.0.2 - Start multi-satellite support
(Metop Manager 2 licence required, initially, just for GRAS data, both
GRAS_xxx and W_XX files handled, Metop-B files saved in GRAS-B directory
tree), allow control of screenshot save quality.
||V2.10.8 - Add temperature profile display (registered version),
enhanced support for direct-reception FY-3A/B files.
||V1.1.0 - Recompiled for Delphi 2009.
Process images from geostationary weather satellites
|V7.3.4 - Updates to Browse EUMETCast
( remembers last user-specified day/hour/minute, faster display of file name hints),
experimental RGB mode on FY2, GOES, Met-7 & MTSAT data, support MTSAT-2 McIDAS data from:
support HRV background mode on more HRV segments, updates for more recent Bracknell overlay
(use Job setup, Remapping, Overlay "Bracknell 2"), allow larger fonts in the thermal calibration scale.
V7.3.6 - Correct missing station marker in
||V3.0.4 - Support mouse wheel to scroll the
images, more warnings when some channels not present, area acceptance
limits for batch mode (values from Setup or batch-commanded region number,
data-deficient passes not saved), recognise 250m and 500m files in batch
mode, improved support for orthographic projection in northern regions
where large longitude spans are needed, some protection against non-HDF
files, correct 125m scaling.
||V1.4.6 - Support Fire Risk Map (FRM) data,
start Land Cover (LANDCOV) support (includes colour palette and mouse-over
descriptions, HDF5 cache=0 accepted with reluctance), add ASCII output for
more data types, add image "snapshot" of selected region in
ASCII mode (SNAPSHOT2 and SNAPSHOT4 alternatives provide 2x and 4x zoom),
accept MapGen and GSHHS 2.2 boundary data, add support for local boundary
data which is specified by the environment variable BOUNDARY_DATA,
environment variable BOUNDARY_COLOUR can define the boundary colour
(limited to grey shades currently).
||V3.8.20 - Honour +3 orbits ground track
display request, restore Next Pass displays in manual mode, handle missing
radio modes more elegantly, correct southern hemisphere moon phase
||MSG Data Manager
||V2.6.4 - Start support channel 12 AVISO NRT
and CorSSH data (data must be in Data Channel 12, retention period is the
same as other AMESD data), honour retention period for SAF SST
||V1.4.14 - Handle "Save data in EPS
format" correctly with .BZ2 data, add support for new WMO naming on
copied data, merge IASI and IASI 366 processing options, add option to
delete problem AVHRR file rather than stopping, French language update.
||V1.1.12 - Update for new "sounder"
||V3.0.2 - Add support for 250m, 500m &
1km resolution LAADS data (allows use of world-wide data you download from
extend File|Open dialog to include LAADS file names, support
drag-drop of one or more LAADS files, support files on the command-line),
user-selected RGB support for combining visible or thermal channels (10
settings), add reading a whole directory of fire files parameter:
-fire:<directory-name> (supports many command-line options, plots
cities, background image named FireBackground.jpg supported), option for
world map view in browser, option to bypass new file scanning on startup,
setup option for EUMETCast channels or all channels - a program restart is
required, support for GSHHS 2.2 and MapGen boundary data, add support for
local boundary data which is specified by the environment variable
BOUNDARY_DATA, substantial command line enhancements being developed.
V3 upgrade required
||V2.10.6 - Accept GSHHS 2.2 boundary data,
display numeric satellite ID in View, Telemetry.
||V2.3.14 - Support for GOES/MSG-D/H__DLI/SSI
data, decode and display SST confidence and delta-time fields, ctrl-F5
loads the latest version of the displayed data, right-click image for
auto-refresh option, improved display for S-OSI_-NOR_-MULT-AHLSST data,
support saving images in TIFF format from the command-line, use a
compressed format when saving TIFF images (note: new DLLs required), move
bottom caption up by two pixels, add support for local boundary data which
is specified by the environment variable BOUNDARY_DATA.
||Sea-Ice and SST
||V1.4.4 - Support more
data types (S-OSI_-FRA_-MTOP-GLBSST_FIELD, S-OSI_-FRA_-MTOP-NARSST_FIELD,
S-OSI_-FRA_-NOAA-NARSST_FIELD), add these to the File|Open menu.
||V7.3.2 - Support more
GOES-15 data, support more Dundee data for RGB combinations, add option
for satellite name in common timestamp, add option for year in annotation
text, enhance FY-2D support, add FY-2D to EUMETCast Browser function,
revised HRV mapping (works best with MSG Data Manager 2.6), per-job
overlay position tweak, accept GSHHS 2.2 boundary data.
||V2.6.2 - Add zoom option
( select zoom level from Setup dialog, four fixed zoom levels available, double-height option still available
[Expand N-S], pixels rescaled - not interpolated, boundaries scaled with the image, so uglier),
add second boundary option ( common across all animations, may display in greyscale or blue colour, colour according to the particular palette in use),
allow either boundary to accept MapGen format data, accept GSHHS 2.2 boundary data,
accept parameters defining which animations to start ( example: MsgAnimator.exe -3 -7),
revised HRV mapping which works best with data from the MSG Data Manager 2.6,
apply 3-hourly data option to Meteosat data if selected.
||MSG Data Manager
||V2.6.2 - Improved HRV north-south positioning
( works best with GeoSatSignal 7.3 and the MSG Animator 2.6), support GSHHS 2.2 boundary data,
option for copying MODIS MOD05/YD05 TPW files, reporting updates ( add estimated FY2D eclipse dates,
merge multiple MPE reports after RSS restart).
||MSG Data Manager
||V2.5.54 - Update SAF retention to include AHL data,
interpret more AMESD date formats, support WMO-RA-I data (T_HML* files supported, must be in \received\WMO-RA-I, saved to \images\DWDSAT\ tree),
IASI sounder data), option to save ATOVS/IASI data in images\Sounder ( older files in both directories will be managed),
reporting updates (eclipse dates and exclude FIRC as it's not a fixed
number of segments).
||V3.8.18 - More information with the Tracker
Status box pop-up hint (WiSPDDE displays uplink & downlink frequencies
& modes), when user changes radio modes a 4-second delay should cause
WiSPDDE to pick up the change (an hour-glass is displayed while this
Handles EARS NOAA & Metop-A AVHRR data.
|V2.0.8 - Add support for new EUMETCast
directory naming, hidden Thumbs.db file removed when deleting an empty
folder, French language update.