Has anyone done any work using applescript for extracting weather information from the internet?
You mean like the ‘Current Temperature by Zipcode’ script installed with every copy of Mac OS X and available in the ‘Internet Services’ folder in your Script Menu?
/Library/Scripts/Internet Services/Current Temperature by Zipcode
I’m aware of the SOAP thing that comes in the script. Unfortunately the site the temp comes from only supplies temp, AFAICT, not all weather related data.
True, except that if you look at the script you’ll see it simply makes a SOAP call to xmethods.net. XMethods maintain a list of many SOAP/XML-RPC services. It shouldn’t be hard to tweak the temperature script to query one of their weather servers such as:
Thanks Camelot, I’ll check that out.