Venus Easy Drop Weather: How do I add Open Weather icons to my content?

Topic

How do I add the Open Weather Icons to my weather feed content?
 

Environment

  • Product: Venus Basic, Venus Select, Venus Professional, Venus Enterprise
  • Components: Easy Drop Weather, Web Editor, Data Studio
  • Control System: Venus Cloud-Based, Venus Local
Easy Drop Weather provides an easy-to-use weather feed that can be added to any display via Web Editor and will pull local conditions based on the location of the display (zip code).  No temp sensor is needed.  

Venus Package Requirements: Venus Control Suite Package Choices

Steps

For the initial Easy Drop Weather setup, see: Venus Easy Drop Weather: How do I add a weather feed to my content?
The source of the conditional weather icons is from OpenWeather. 

Build your content within VCS Web Editor. 

This content will act as a template for the account's displays that have the size and aspect ratios.  With multiple displays, sample data will default to one location within the account when making content.  However, the feed will map to the correct location when playing on the display. 
  1. Open the new Web Editor App from the My Apps Menu.
  2. Open an existing presentation or creation something new. 
  3. Select the Easy Drop feed by selecting the data source from the drop-down menu in the Data tab.
 Forecast Weather Icons-Expand ‘Forecasts’ to view all the data associated with a multi-day forecast.  Use the up and down arrows to cycle through each day of the forecast. 
  1. Select Forecast 1. Drag and drop the Weather/Forecasts/Icons/Path element onto your canvas.
  2. Drag and drop DayofWeek or any other elements for that forecast day.   
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  1. Repeat through the desired forecast days.  
  2. Save and schedule the content as normal.  This content can be scheduled to any display that has a location set and the local weather conditions will display on screen.
Feed and icons can be verified in Data Studio. 
    1. Open Data Studio and choose sources from the left side menu. .
    2. Click on the paper clip icon to view the feed details.
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    1. Select value by picking the location.  
    2. Click on the + symbol to expand the weather feed.  
    3. Click on the icon URL if you want to see what they will look like.  
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