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@gps not working in Canada (Invalid location provided) 
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Unread post @gps not working in Canada (Invalid location provided)
Is the @gps method compatible in Canada? I receive this error when I try to use it in various cities in Ontario:

Error - Daily Forecast Thread (@gpsL4N):
Invalid location provided.

So I'm guessing in the US it passes a zip code, but since its a postal code here in Canada it doesn't seem to work. Is there some kind of quick fix I can do for this from my end or is it fixable in a future version somehow?

Thanks in advance!


Wed, 2009/08/19 12:03 pm
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The only option is to try Weather Underground as your weather server. Weather.com takes a zip code, whereas Weather Underground accepts latitude and longitude directly...so it might (should?) work in Canada.


Wed, 2009/09/09 6:04 pm
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Hey tateu,

It appears that if I use Weather Underground, BBWeather still tries to pass the first 3 characters of the postal code in the search, not the latitude/logitude, so it fails with the same error I previously mentioned:

Error - Daily Forecast Thread (@gpsL4N):
Invalid location provided.

Any other ideas? Perhaps you can add an option for country (US/Canada) and if a user sets it to Canada it will pass the latitude/longitude to the weather site (Weather Underground if thats the only one that works). Strange though that weather.com doesn't support passing postal codes :\


Mon, 2009/09/14 10:47 am
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