Meteorological data formats have not been traditionally supported by GIS software. The IDP GIS project and the NWS NextGen Aviation Information Technology project require the ability to ingest or convert data from scientific standards to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards in order to provide interoperable data to stakeholders outside of the scientific community and weather enterprise. As a result, NOAA and Boundless are in the process of expanding GeoServer to include support for NetCDF-4 CF and GRIB data formats.
NWS 7/24 systems must also be secure, scalable, and redundant. Prior to IDP GIS, NOAA's geospatial capability was limited to single instances of services hosted on a single machine. However, in order to meet the needs of a true operational environment, the architecture needed to expand to support performance load balancing, high-availability, and failover and redundancy.. This presentation will discuss the partnership of the government and private sector to evolve technology to support the requirements of a secure system delivering scientific data as geospatial web services 7/24.