Open and interoperable NWS geospatial data from NOAA IDP NextGen IT Web Services

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Thursday, 8 January 2015: 1:45 PM
132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Ryan L. Solomon, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Kansas City, MO; and L. J. Cano, M. R. Peroutka, S. R. Olson, K. Mars, P. K. Pickard, C. MacDermaid, K. Ward, W. Marr, A. Braeckel, and B. R. J. Schwedler
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) is fielding NextGen IT Web Services (NGITWS), a web-based data dissemination service that will revolutionize the accessibility, discoverability, and machine-to-machine communication and processing of National Weather Service (NWS) data sets. Focused on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard services and data formats for maximum interoperability, initial operational capabilities will be available in fiscal year (FY) 2015 from two geographically-diverse state-of-the-art data centers in College Park, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado. While the initial deployment will focus on aviation-centric data sets to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen) system, others are preparing to take advantage of this new service including the NWS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS-II) and Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Web Services. Leveraging sound project management principles and a highly skilled team with experience fielding successful operational systems ensures the delivery of a scalable and robust system poised for broader NOAA-wide data dissemination services.