All future releases and development will occur there. Let me know if you wish to contribute.
BrainStorm is a Linux-based tool for storm chasers. While many products exist for this purpose, they are almost exclusively Windows-based software. As an avid Linux user, I wanted a tool I could run on my laptop and take out into the field. The result was BrainStorm. The software has the following features:
- Displays OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, and other map tile sources
- Displays GPS data from an attached GPS using gpsd, and plots your position on the map
- Plots your track on the map as you drive
- Records your track to a csv file which can be imported into Google Maps, Google Earth, or other GIS software
- Updates SpotterNetwork with current GPS location
- Overlays current radar and severe warning imagery on the map
- Supports various radar products include base reflectivity, radial velocity, storm total precipitation, long-range reflectivity, and others
- Allows the user to select which radars are active and the opacity of the images
This software was written and maintained by Adam Boggs and others, and is released as Open Source Software under the GNU Public License (GPL). Please send any bug reports, fixes, patches, and enhancements to me for inclusion in the next release. This software is not guaranteed for any specific purpose and is to be used at your own risk!
Radar overlay with gps position and track shown. Also data logging to a file and SpotterNetwork updates are enabled.