Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, is GIS Day Around the World!


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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, is GIS Day across the globe, and the Geographic Information Systems movement is on 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. Please hover over the examples below for a brief description of how GIS is improving NWS services. Feel free to visit the links above and at the bottom of the page for additional NWS GIS resources and training.


Some Examples of GIS in the National Weather Service:


Precipitation Mapping

Severe Weather Warning and Advisory Polygons


Radar Overlays

Storm Damage Surveys


Flood Inundation Mapping

Point and Click Forecasts


NWS Real Time GIS Data

NEXRAD Composites

Severe Weather Polygons

National Digital Forecast Database

National Climatic Data Center

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center

NOHRSC 3-D Snowfall Maps

WDSS-II Real-Time Severe Weather Tracks and Data


nowCOAST: Real-Time Coastal Observations and Forecasts

NOAA Fisheries GIS

GOS: Geospatial One Stop for Geographic Data

NGDC: National Geophysical Data Center


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