GIS Day 2011 is Wednesday November 16, 2011



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  Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 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. 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:




Graphical Forecast Products

Watch, Warning, and 
and Advisory Polygons

Precipitation Mapping


  Point and Click Forecasts

  Radar Overlays

  Storm Damage Surveys




 Unique or Special Event Mapping

 Flood Inundation Mapping

 Population Impacted by 
Weather Events


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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