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

NOAA/NOS nowCOAST Status Message Mailing List ncep.list.nos-nowcoast-status at lstsrv.ncep.noaa.gov
Wed Mar 16 15:16:13 UTC 2016

11:10 AM EDT Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A new version of nowCOAST was implemented yesterday afternoon. The new 
version (5.0.2) includes several changes to improve the operations of 
nowCOAST's data ingest system, map viewer, and Point Forecast web 
service.  Also, based on user feedback, the symbology for nowCOAST's 
geo-referenced hyperlinks data layers (e.g. Links to In-Situ 
Coastal/Lake/Ocean Platforms) was modified to improve the readability of 
station and forecast point locations and the GOES Visible Cloud Imagery 
was set as the default cloud imagery on the map viewer from 16 to 21 UTC 
each day while the GOES IR Imagery is the default for the remaining 
hours.  The default transparency of GOES cloud imagery was also modified 
to improve the visibility of underlying features such as active NWS 
Watches, Warnings and Advisories for hazardous conditions.

  In addition, nowCOAST's Info Depot (help page) was expanded to provide 
more detailed information on how to use nowCOAST's REST map services and 
WMS (http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/help/#!section=mapservices) based on user 
feedback.  The metadata for each nowCOAST REST map service were also 
revised to correct typos and remove outdated information.

Our sincere thanks to the personnel of NWS/NCEP Central Operations for 
implementing nowCOAST Ver. 5.0.2 into operations on the NOAA IDP 

John Kelley, Jason Greenlaw, John Evans, and Micah Wengren
nowCOAST Project Team
NOAA/National Ocean Service/Coast Survey Development Lab

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