PWS reporting capabilities

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Obviously a PWS does not report it ́s abillity to collect certain data - e.g. rain.

If there ́s an exisiting option to find out by xml or json data please tell me - I don ́t know any.

So why not adding a flag to the pws attributes to indicate what this station can measure? E.g. Temp, Wind, Rain, Snow height, Pressure, Humidity, all that common stuff 

If a particular station does not collect rain data, it also should not show up in the wundermap if "Precipitation" is selected as icon. This would make finding a suitable station much easier. Currently you have to analyze monthly or yearly data to judge whether it is a data collector for this feature or not. Some stations report 0 (compared to --) and still do not collect rain data. For example rain gauges for Netatmos are available only since 3 years afaik, many stations do not own one.

In 99% of course temperature is collected by stations, but not neccessarily. If someone owns only a rain gauge, he will not transmit temperature




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