Live METAR Map

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$510.00

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Product ID: 20408A

Bring aeronautical charts to life

Many pilots like to have a sectional chart on the wall of their family room, home office, or hangar—it’s useful for dreaming about your next cross country, but it also makes great art. Now you can take your wall art to a whole new level with this beautiful live METAR map. The 36” x 24” aeronautical chart includes almost 250 lit airport locations showing current conditions. A tiny, built-in computer connects to WiFi and constantly updates the ...Read more

Bring aeronautical charts to life

Many pilots like to have a sectional chart on the wall of their family room, home office, or hangar—it’s useful for dreaming about your next cross country, but it also makes great art. Now you can take your wall art to a whole new level with this beautiful live METAR map. The 36” x 24” aeronautical chart includes almost 250 lit airport locations showing current conditions. A tiny, built-in computer connects to WiFi and constantly updates the LEDs as new METARs are issued. Weather information is presented using the four standard FAA flight category colors: green for VFR, blue for marginal VFR, red for IFR, and magenta for low IFR. Includes a semi-gloss black MDF frame with 1/16" clear poly glazing.

The Live METAR Map comes ready to hang, so it makes a great gift for any aviation enthusiast. The only requirements are a WiFi network to stay updated and an AC outlet for power.

Includes:
Live METAR Map
Raspberry Pi computer
AC power supply
microSD card
SD card adapter
Four silicone corner wall bumpers

Why we need your WiFi information

Your METAR Map comes ready to use—there’s no setup and no need for a computer. Just take it out of the box and hang it on the wall. When you provide your WiFi network information (for your home, office, or hangar) on your order, we’ll program the built-in METAR Map computer to connect automatically.

Why we need your email address

Even though your METAR Map comes ready to use—we like to make sure that you have everything you'll need to enjoy your new Map. Upon shipment, we will send a user's manual to the email address provided for ease of use. 
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If I provide wifi info and it gets programmed, what happens if we change our wifi for move to a different wifi service ? How is it programmmed for the new wifi ? Thanks
A shopper on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your good question.

There is no problem at all making changes and there are several ways to accomplish this.

There is a file on the SD card which will be edited using a PC or MAC to add or change your network’s 2.4 GHz network name and password which is then copied (or duplicated) with a different file extension in the same folder.

If the map is already on the network and a planned (or scheduled) change is imminent, the easiest way is to remote into the map (SSH) while it is still active on the network and make changes before the credentials change.

There is also the CALL Customer Service method where we guide you through the process. This usually takes about 5 minutes,

These methods are fully detailed in the METARmaps Owner’s Manual in Changing METARmap Wi-Fi Settings/Initial Setup section beginning on page 9.
I am uncomfortable with giving anyone I don't know well my password. I suspect you are the same.
I do know the RPi and Python quite well. Is it possible for me to order this without providing you with my password?
Doug G. on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can order it and not provide your information. We would not be responsible for the return shipping if you are unable to program the device.

Here is why we request the information.

Your METAR Map comes ready to use—there’s no setup and no need for a computer. Just take it out of the box and hang it on the wall. When you provide your WiFi network information (for your home, office, or hangar) on your order, we’ll program the built-in METAR Map computer to connect automatically.
If I provide wifi info and it gets programmed, what happens if we change our wifi for move to a different wifi service ? How is it programmed for the new wifi ? I see it can be changed but HOW? does it need a computer with a usb cable can you do it with an APP ? how ? also it is very scary to share wifi info .......
Jeffrey S on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you change your WiFi, there are instructions for how to reprogram the unit. It's a little complicated but the instructions are very detailed.
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