22nd International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology


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.

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Session 8, GIS Applications
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 1:45 PM-5:30 PM, A412

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