Monday, 23 January 2012: 5:00 PM
Using Mobile Devices to Display, Overlay, and Animate Meteorological Data and Imagery
Room 357 (New Orleans Convention Center )
A major challenge in mobile-device map application development is to offer rich content and features with simple and intuitive controls and fast performance. Our goal is to bring visualization, animation, and notifications of near real-time weather and earth observation information derived from satellite and sensor data to mobile devices. Our robust back-end processing infrastructure can deliver content in the form of images, shapes, standard descriptive formats (e.g. KML, JSON) or raw data to a variety of desktop software, browsers, and mobile devices on demand. We have developed custom interfaces for low-bandwidth browsers (including mobile phones) and high-feature browsers (including smartphones), as well as native applications for Android and iOS devices. Mobile devices offer time- and location-awareness and persistent data connections, allowing us to tailor timely notifications and displays to the user's geographic and time context. We will report on the status and future plans of our mobile device apps. See http://wms.ssec.wisc.edu for more information.