The Open Source program EUMETCastView allows you to view and manipulate

Examples of images received with EUMETCastView can be found on the flicr website.

After creating the image you can use 3 kinds of projections for redisplaying the image

More detailed information about EUMETCast can be obtained from this page and TD 15: EUMETCast — Broadcast System for Environmental Data (PDF, 3 MB). Also there are the excellent webpages of David Taylor with a good description of the hardware needed. There is also The Independent Organisation for Weather Satellite and Earth Observation Enthusiasts.

The following webpages describes the software needed for a station setup with 2 PC’s; one for receiving the EUMETCast transmissions and one for viewing and manipulating the received images. The receiver PC runs the following software

The PC for viewing and manipulating the images runs the EUMETCastView software.

System requirements

The programs are written in C++ with Qt 5.5 and it is possible to compile them for both Windows and Linux. The receiver system (where the Tellicast and EUMETCastWatcher software is installed) can be a modern 32 or 64 bit Linux or Windows PC, but the system that runs EUMETCastView definitely needs a 64 bit system with a minimum of 6 GByte of RAM. For OLCI images 12 GByte RAM is needed.

Shoreline database

EUMETCastView uses a geographic database for the coastline overlays that is displayed in the 3D Globe and the various projections. You need to download the native binary files of the database from here.

Software dependencies

The program uses the HDF5 and netCDF libraries for decoding the images. The necessary dll’s are included in the zip file that you can download from github. A working OpenGL (>= 3.2) environment is also required.