Doppler Radar blocky in RadarScope

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by derek1984, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently purcahsed RadarScope for the fact to have accurate up-to-date doppler radar. It works excellent in that department, however the one thing I am not really crazy about are the doppler radar images. The images are very blocky. Even when I am not zoomed in all the way, the images still appear this way. Does anybody else notice this? Are there any other apps that specialize in doppler radar that may have better looking images of the radar?
     
  2. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    What you are seeing is the actual Level 3 radar which is the same as presented on the National Weather Service individual WSR-88D radar site pages. If you're taking about smoothed radar like television stations use, that's just a glossed over version that is less distinct than the real radar images. It smoothes over the edges to make nice round curves which, by definition, makes it less accurate in its presentation since it's faking the areas that may or may not have anything happening by filling them in.
     
  3. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Thank you for that explanation.
     
  4. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    No problem at all. Maybe, at some point, someone will release a radar application that uses Level 2 radar data. That is much higher resolution. The problem with Level 2 is that it costs to get it. I subscribe through a data service to get it so it would probably become an application with a subscription fee associated with it using the new payment system for applications.
     

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