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Are there large real-time weather maps a home owner could buy?

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Thaellar

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I was watching the weather channel today and thought about how cool it would be to have a real-time map on the wall showing all the doppler radar around the country. I realized something like that would be mongo-expensive, but does anyone know how to locate a company that offers them? How do the weather channel and the local stations do it?
 

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What map?

It's all virtual...as in green or blue screens that meld the image of the person and the map.

I guess you could go to BestBuy, grab a digital projector, hook it to the PC and display whatever map you wanted.
 

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Automatic Picture Transmission from NOAA weather satellites?
You can get a receiver for around $200 and hook it up to a PC. Or just get a good antenna with a scanner and record the noise on 137.500
 
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A neat tool I've found is radar as well as other tools for GoogleEarth. Just google "Google earth radar" and you'll get quite a few sites for it and some with live feeds. That's if you already have GE or wouldn't mind downloading it. Then I'd just do what others suggested and get a nice projector.

This would be a cool idea to pursue.
 

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If you had the bucks there are video cards that will allow multiple monitor capability and then have all monitors act as one. Then, this allows for setting up a matris simular to what they do as major events with multiple monitors acting as one large monitor. Your might look on this site www.matrox.com to see what they offer
 
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