Live Weather Map - VBS Script (requires no software)

Version 1

    You don't need to convert anything or install any software.


    1. Create new map
    2. Browse to www.weather.com & select the "Image" you wish to use
    3. <Right-click> image and select <Copy>
    4. In MapMaker, <Right-Click> on map and select <Paste Special>
    5. Select "Use the Image from the Clipboard as the Map Background", Save Map and remember <MapName>
    6. The newly created background is now saved in "C:\Program Files\Solarwinds\Orion\Maps\mapname.gif"
    7. Edit VB script "GetMapImage.vbs" for proper Source and Destination strings.  Like;
     - sSource = "http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_radar_plus_usen.jpg"
     - sDest = "C:\Program Files\Solarwinds\Orion\Maps\mapname.gif"
    8. Using Windows Task Scheduler, schedule the "GetMapImage.vbs" to run every 30min
     - [Scheduled Task / Properties / Schedule Tab / Advanced Button]: Every 30 minute(s) from 12:30 AM for 23 hour(s) every day
     - [Settings Tab]: Enable the option "Stop the task if it runs for 15 minute(s)"

    GetMapImage.zip (1,005 bytes) Download