[Ncep.list.nos-nowcoast-status] NOAA/NOS nowCOAST Status Message - DRAFT

NOS/OCS nowCOAST Operations Mailing List ncep.list.nos-nowcoast-status at lstsrv.ncep.noaa.gov
Tue Aug 4 18:22:38 UTC 2015

NOAA/NOS nowCOAST Status Message
2:10 PM EDT Tues, August 4, 2015


NOAA/National Ocean Service’s nowCOAST, a GIS-based web mapping portal,
has provided the coastal community for the past 12 years with a centralized
site to display and obtain maps of near-real-time oceanographic and weather
observations, analyses, imagery, model forecast guidance, forecasts, and
warnings as well as hyperlinks to
thousands of observing sites, point forecasts and forecast discussions.

nowCOAST has been migrated to use newer web mapping software and an open
source database.  The new nowCOAST version provides users with both
time-enabled ArcGIS Server Representative State Transfer (REST) map
services and time-enabled OGC Web Map Services (WMS).   nowCOAST's new map
viewer utilizes the time-enabled REST
services, allowing users to display and animate observational data for the
past few hours and forecasts and model guidance for several days into the
future. In addition, a few new map layers (e.g. forecast guidance from
additional NOS oceanographic forecast modeling systems, lightning strike
density) have been added or expanded in temporal resolution and/or time
extent in response to users' requests over the years.

A 30-day user evaluation period of the new nowCOAST version (5.0) will be
conducted from August 5 to September 3, 2015.  The nowCOAST Development
Team would appreciate your feedback.   The new nowCOAST is available at
http://new.nowcoast.noaa.gov.  Please send your feedback to
nowcoast.team at noaa.gov

nowCOAST is designed and used to meet the NOS’ goal to provide coastal
intelligence to users as well as assisting NWS in their goal of providing
weather and water forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and
property and enhancement of the national economy.

John Kelley
nowCOAST co-PM
Coastal Marine Modeling Branch
NOAA/NOS/Coast Survey Development Lab

Nipa Parikh
NOAA/NWS/Office of Dissemination/IDP

Jason Greenlaw
nowCOAST Lead Developer

John Evans
nowCOAST Developer
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