CROW - Online tool to visualize birds detected by weather radars
CROW is a single-page application to visualize birds detected by weather radars. It visualizes
vpts data from a public repository directly in the browser and can thus be hosted on a static file server. As it only visualizes data from one radar at a time, it is easily scalable.
CROW was jointly developed by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) in collaboration with the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS), with financial support from the Belgian Science Policy Office (
BelSPO valorisation project CROW).
The application can be cited as:
Noé N, Reyniers M, Van Hoey S, Desmet P (2021) CROW - Online tool to visualize birds detected by weather radars. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4629449
Installation and deployment
Run in development with:
npm run serve
Run unit tests with:
npm run test:unit
npm run build
There is no need to build manually, as this is done automatically by GitHub Actions for every commit pushed to the
main branch. It will serve the site at https://inbo.github.io/crow/.
If the app is to be deployed under a URL prefix (for example
https://inbo.github.io/crow), create a
env.local file in the source tree root with content:
URL_PREFIX = "/crow/".
Architecture and data flow