Installation and setup
I would like to install a weather station and/or webcam at my location.
We offer a plug-and-play weather station and webcam system at: https://www.windfinder.com/weather-station/
I would like the snapshot from a certain webcam to appear on Windfinder.
Please submit the webcam at our partner website https://www.webcams.travel/add/. After validation the snapshot of the webcam will appear on Windfinder automatically.
What do I need in order to install a weather station and webcam?
You need a mast or pole to install the sensors and electricity and internet access to upload the data to the internet. Please make sure that the sensors of the weather station are installed in a location where the wind can blow freely so that you get accurate wind readings. We recommend that you use a mast or pole (at least 2 meters long) and attach it on top of a roof. I might be useful to make test measurements at the planned installation site to see if the wind readings from the weather station will be accurate.
Where can I see a sample webcam image and a sample video stream of the Aircam?
You will find an image from the Ubiquiti Aircam at Marina Sonwik in Flensburg/Germany. There are sample video streams of the Aircam (1280x720 px) available as well as sample video with Full HD (1920x1080 px and 30 frames per second).
Alignment/orientation of weather station sensor suite?
When the weather station is installed in the Northern hemisphere you need to make sure that the solar panel on the sensor suite is oriented towards the south (180°). If you are in the southern hemisphere you need to align the solar panel on the sensor suite northwards. In the latter case you need to log into the Meteobridge at http://magicip.meteobridge.com, go the tab "Select station" and enter the value 180 in the field "wind direction" and and click "Save".
What can I do if I cannot get fixed line internet access?
If you don't have fixed line internet access you can buy a UMTS router, a SIM card and a cellphone network provider. The weather station and webcam are simply connected to the UMTS router the same way as you would connect them to a DSL router.
I already have a weather station. How can I upload my weather data to Windfinder?
I want my webcam to appear on the Windfinder website. What can I do?
Please go to our partner website webcams.travel and submit your webcam. The webcam image will appear a few days later on Windfinder.
I want to show the live data on the installation site. What can I do?
If you want to show the live data to the people at the installation site you will need the Davis console.
The Meteobridge is too far away from the internet router to connect it via network cable. What can I do?
I want to have a live stream of the webcam on my website. How does that work?
The Ubiquiti Aircam and the Unifi and Unifi Pro can generate a live stream (live video). We have set up a guide on how to put this live stream onto your website, but we do not provide any support for this.
I already have a weather station and a Meteobridge. Can I add a webcam?
I don’t have electric power at the installation site. Is there any solution?
The weather station itself is powered by a solar panel and it transmits its weather data to the Meteostick and Meteobridge over a distance of up to 100 meters. The Meteostick, Meteobridge and the webcam need electric power. We are currently working on a solar panel solution. Please stay tuned!