A powerful and easy-to-use weather display tool for PCs and Macs
J. Michael Wolfinbarger, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. R. Greenfield, T. A. Cannon, T. B. Stanley, N. L. Hickmon, and R. A. McPherson
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) serves a wide variety of weather data customers, from K-12 students to emergency managers to senior research scientists. To visualize both real-time and archived weather data, OCS software engineers have developed an infrastructure for visualization and decision-making support (e.g., GIS tools) on the latest Windows-based and Macintosh-based operating systems.
The presentation will focus on the ability of a customer or a service provider to customize data display using an eXtensible Markup Language (XML). XML tags are used to obtain updating weather data from a server as well as static, geo-referenced data for overlays and underlays. In addition, the authors will present the benefits of the OCS tools over traditional GIS software for viewing weather data.
Extended Abstract (840K)
Session 8, GIS Applications
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 1:45 PM-5:30 PM, A412
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