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Bosnia and Herzegovina

What data is expected?

3-day forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind. Forecasts have to be provided for several regions in the country. Short-term weather forecasts are relevant for the general public to plan activities, while also being reliable. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Temperature extremes
  • Temperature average
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation Probability
  • Forecast for current day and four following days

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No For the Federation in: © 2001-2016. Federal Hydrometeorological Institute (under the menu http://www.fhmzbih.gov.ba/latinica/PROGNOZA/P-klima.php)) For RS: The institution has the copyright on the content of these web pages. By the Institute are authorized to view, download, print, copy, distribute and use the content published on this website under the following conditions: no modifications were made without the prior written approval of the Institute and the materials are used solely for information purposes and for personal or non-commercial purposes. http://rhmzrs.com/info/%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8-%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%88%D1%9B%D0%B5%D1%9A%D0%B0.html
In an open and machine-readable format No uniformity for the two entities. See comment under B3.
Downloadable at once No Not so for Srpska.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Queried a web search engine for the "Hidrometeorological Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina". A national website links to the two entity websites.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 No consistency. See comment under B3.
collector_name Federal Hydrometeorological Institute, Hydrometerological Institute of the Republic
characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Forecast for current day and four following days For the Federation, only current and three following days are provided in XML. For Srpska, current day and 4-5 following days are provided as a map overlay and in PDF.
location http://www.fhmzbih.gov.ba/RSS/FHMZBIH1.xml - Federalni hidrometeorološki zavod, http://fhmzbih.gov.ba/RSS/FHMZBIH1.xml - Federal Hydrometeorological Institute, link to XML file, fields for precipitation amount are empty, http://fhmzbih.gov.ba/latinica/PROGNOZA/P-trodnevna.php - Meteorological activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are carried out by the two entity institutes.

The initial submission was altered. Precipitation is provided, but not as numerical values. It is only shown as verbal indications such as ("there can be sporadic showers"). Wind speed is contained in an XML file, but no wind direction, which is only provided in verbal form here: http://fhmzbih.gov.ba/latinica/PROGNOZA/P-trodnevna.php Information is split across pages, and stored in different data types (numbers, text, icons without legend) which makes it harder to retrieve a comprehensive overview of the data. Also since not all data is provided in XML, the data is not considered to be fully machine-readable. The Federal Hydrometeorological Institute shows © 2001-2016 (under the menu http://www.fhmzbih.gov.ba/latinica/PROGNOZA/P-klima.php)) The data cannot be modified, and can only be used after agreement of the institute. Therefore the data is not compliant with the Open Definition (data must be modifiable) http://fhmzbih.gov.ba/latinica/O-NAMA/FHMZ-uslovi.php Usability of data: XML data is easily usable, but contains empty fields for precipitation amount. Precipitation icons on this webpage are consistently named and can be scraped, but there is no legend that makes them interpretable. Thank you, Arianit Dobroshi, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.fhmzbih.gov.ba/RSS/FHMZBIH1.xml - Federalni hidrometeorološki zavod
   http://fhmzbih.gov.ba/RSS/FHMZBIH1.xml - Federal Hydrometeorological Institute, link to XML file, fields for precipitation amount are empty
http://fhmzbih.gov.ba/latinica/PROGNOZA/P-trodnevna.php
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Arianit Dobroshi
Last modified   Thu Dec 08 2016 17:49:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)