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Share GRIB files with Air Share

You are more likely to have adopted the Iridium GO! for its easy way to request GRIB files, directly from Weather4D and some other applications. But some also want to transfer these files to PC to import them into Windows software (as you know, nobody is perfect !). An easy solution is available : the app Air Share, supported by either iOS and Android.

With Iridium GO! you have a wireless access point to which your tablets, smartphones and computers can connect, mini LAN supporting up to five simultaneous connections. Once your devices connected , follow the procedure below :

1. Share GRIB file with Air Share

Once downloaded in Weather4D, the file can be shared :

2. Open Air Share and read the URL you will use to connect to from your computer

Your GRIB files are stored in "Other Files" folder. The URL is always the same, this does not have to be repeated.

3. Connect your computer via Wi-Fi to Iridium access point

Open your favorite browser and type the relevant URL :

You see the Air Share window with records, GRIB files in "Other Files" have only to be downloaded. Once saved in your browser, this address will be quickly accessible.

4. Import GRIB file in your software

Then just open your favorite software to open files saved there, as below with zyGrib :

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Author : Francis

Since 2009 independent IT trainer and consultant for boating. Translator of many navigation applications on iOS and MacOS. Professional in boating for over 25 years, I provide training for applications and consulting and assistance for the integration of mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) on pleasure boats.

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