GIS Day 2012

NWS GIS Newsletter

NWS GIS Brochure

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NWS Real Time GIS Data


Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, is GIS Day across the globe, and the Geographic Information Systems movement is in full force throughout NOAA and in the National Weather Service. Whether you know it or not, you are likely using National Weather Service GIS products on a daily basis. Any time you check radar, you are using GIS. Anytime you click on a map to get a forecast...GIS. Watches, warnings, guessed it...GIS.

Links to the latest issue of the NWS Geospatial Newsletter as well as a brochure on NWS GIS products and services is provided above. To see additional examples of how GIS is improving NWS products and services, please take a look at the examples below and hover over the images for more information. Web links to additional NOAA and NWS GIS resources can also be found below.


GIS Examples


Graphicast Icon

Polygon Icon

Precip Mapping Icon

Graphical Forecast Products

Watch, Warning, and 
and Advisory Polygons

Precipitation Mapping (click image
for more info)


Point and Click Icon

Radar Icon

Storm Damage Icon

  Point and Click Forecasts (click
image for more info)

  Radar Overlays (click image
for more info)

  Storm Damage Surveys (click image
for more info)


Event Mapping Icon

Flood Inundation Icon

Population impact Icon 

 Unique or Special Event Mapping
(click image for more info)

 Flood Inundation Mapping (click
image for more info)

Population Impacted by 
Weather Events (click image
for more info)


GIS Query 1

NWS Real Time GIS Data

Ridge Radar Composites

Severe Weather Polygons

National Digital Forecast Database

National Hurricane Center

Climatic Prediction Center

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center

NOHRSC 3-D Snowfall Maps

WDSS-II Real-Time Severe Weather Tracks and Data


GIS Query 2

nowCOAST: Real-Time Coastal Observations and Forecasts

NOAA Fisheries GIS

NOAA GeoPlatform

NGDC: National Geophysical Data Center

National Environmental Satellite, Data & information Services (NESDIS)

NOAA Coastal Services Center

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