Accessing and Decoding METAR and TAF on Mobile Devices Using Web Services

Date Added: Jan 2012
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This paper presents web services for accessing and decoding high accuracy weather information in forms of METAR (METeorological Aviation Report) and TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast) on mobile devices. The authors' system consists of two co-operated components. The first component concerns web services providing raw and decoded METAR and TAF information as a service provider. The rest is a service requester which their mobile application can access via SOAP. Smartphone users can also access services via Wi-Fi and cellular networks.