NWS Information in Geospatial (GIS) Format

In order to continue advancing the environmental enterprise, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) plan to provide information in formats that can easily be incorporated into GIS applications.  We are seeking comments from users on the provision of geospatial information: Details

Best Methods of Obtaining National Weather Service GIS related data and products below:

National Weather Service GIS - Source Data Listing

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC)

NWS Precipitation Analysis Pages

RIDGE Radar & Warnings

NWS - RIDGE Image & Warning Output to KML/KMZ

National Climatic Data Center GIS Portal - Climate

National Climatic Data Center - U.S. Climate Atlas


GIS Mapping Applications

NASA NASA WorldWind viewer (latest version 1.3.5 released May 12, 2006) - free download from NASA

World Wind plug-in to support KML (for versions of World Wind earlier than 1.3.4) - free download from WorldWindCentral.com

GoogleEarth GoogleEarth viewer - KML file format support - free download from Google.com

ESRI ArcExplorer ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer - KML file format support - free download from ESRI.com

Keyhole Mapping Keyhole Keyhole 2 LT and Keyhole 2 NV (NVIDIA graphics cards only) - KML file support - (Purchase) - download from Keyhole.com

FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) that converts data in one format to another - KML file format support - (Purchase) - download from Safe.com

ArcGIS extension that allows ESRI software to read KML until the next full release of ESRI software that will natively support KML/KMZ - (Purchase) - download from KMLer.com

GIS Format Description


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