The Inspect & Analyze software allows NOAA operators to display product data in both tabular and graphical form, as well as assess relevant metadata and metrics. Images are rendered in real time from large datasets, and operators can interact with an image through the pan and zoom functionality. Metrics for a time series can be displayed as a graph, and include Product Repeatability, which assess product performance based on the idea that similar inputs should produce similar outputs.
Inspect & Analyze has been designed with the knowledge that new products may be added to the GOES-R program in the future. In this design, new products as well as application tailoring are driven by XML-based configuration, and require no modifications to the existing code base. Features such as geopolitical map overlays or different pseudo-coloring schemes may be added or removed by modifying only the XML definition.
This talk will discuss the both the underlying design of Inspect & Analyze as well as its practical application to the GOES-R mission.