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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 1:30 PM
131C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Tony LaVoi, NOAA, Chaarleston, SC; and K. Ward, K. Pelman, V. Silva, and N. Parikh

In 2014, the NOAA' s National Weather Service (NWS) stood up a new project within the Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) to move Geospatial Information System (GIS) web services from a research/proof-of-concept posture into fully operational status. The goal of this project is to stand-up GIS systems, established standards, and allowed for consistent dissemination formats and protocols across several NOAA datasets and products. Two GIS stacks have been stood-up. One stack runs ESRI ArcGIS server and the other stack runs Boundless OpenGeo Server. Both stacks aim to disseminate GIS services using standards outlined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This will be the first time that GIS will be served out of NOAA operational centers that have 24/7 support and will be located in geographically separate locations to enhance availability. In this presentation we will provide an overview of the project, outline our challenges, lessons learned and discuss future endeavors to improve and expand the IDP-GIS's services portfolio.