AWIPS D2D FILE NAME
AGMG (NOAA1) Prefix
Shapefile Effective Date(s)
CHANGE SUMMARY HISTORY
Shapefiles (compressed .shp)
Shapefiles (uncompressed shp):
dBase Files Maintained:
Column 1: Shows the filename of the shapefile that the AWIPS system expects.
Column 2: Shows the subdirectory where the file resides on AWIPS.
Column 3: Shows, the prefix used by the AWIPS GIS Mapping Group that determines the data set type. Using the prefix and the date portion of the filename, all changes and modifications can be traced when using the change log. Thise file name should be changed to the filename in column 1 after downloading and before localalization. See Chapter 15 of the AWIPS System Managers Manual, the section on "Modifying Shapefiles and Area Files" for full instructions.
Column 4: Shows the effective date(s) for the shapefile(s) on the NOAA1 ftp server. Use this/these date(s) and the shapefile name on the appropriate shapefile web page to determine if you have an up-to-date shapefile. Note that all shapefiles to be effective at some future date may not be on the server and listed on this page in order to help eliminate pre-mature downloading. Unless otherwise noted, NOAA1 data sets listed on this
page are applicable to all builds and usable in all builds.
a link to the change history where available. Please
note that the changes made to the shapefiles are cumulative. All previous changes are carried over to the latest data so
(for example) a change made last April will be part of the current August data set. This has tricked a few
people who, when they got their latest build got the "old data" as described above, checked our latest "change
history," didn't see their expected change in it, and thought there was an error. Best bet if you think you
have bad or old data is to verify the file dates between your system and the NOAA1 column and then download
the latest from NOAA1 if it is available for that particular data set. Then, if you still see a problem,
notify us. Most times downloading the latest from NOAA1 solves the problem.