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STATUS OF AWIPS FILES MAINTAINED BY AGMG OST/SEC

This table contains the status of and information about the shapefiles that are specifcally required by AWIPS. We have no information on data files maintained by others. Not all of the data on this page are available publicly as they are used internally by NWS. There are other data sets available on our AWIPS Map Database Catalog homepage which may be of interest. The NDM text files used by AWIPS can be found at www.nws.noaa.gov/ndm.

AWIPS D2D FILE NAME

AWIPS SUBDIRECTORY

AGMG (NOAA1) Prefix
Description

Shapefile Effective Date(s)

CHANGE SUMMARY HISTORY

METADATA AVAILABLE


Shapefiles (compressed .shp)

basins.<dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData ba
River Basins
20 November 2010
Yes Yes
c11-zone <dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData
z_
Public
Forecast Zones
3 April 2012
7 June 2012
Yes Yes
marine_zones.<dbf, shp.Z, shx>
coastal_zones.<dbf, shp.Z, shx>
/data/fxa/nationalData mz
Coastal Marine Zones
3 April 2012
7 June 2012
2 October 2012
Yes Yes
offshore_zones.<dbf, shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData oz
Offshore Marine Zones
3 April 2012 Yes Yes
high_seas_zones.<dbf, shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData hz
High Seas Marine Zones
30 March 2009 Yes Yes
timezones. <dbf,shp.Z, shx> data/fxa/nationalData tz
AWIPS
Time Zones
11 March 2007 Not a public data set No
usa_cwa.<dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData
w_
CWA
Boundaries
1 January 2011
7 June 2012
Yes Yes
firewx.<dbf, shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData fz
Fire Weather Zones
1 December 2010
30 April 2012
7 June 2012
Yes Yes
usa_cwa_total.<dbf, shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData wt
Backup
CWA
county
Boundaries
1 April 2008 Not a public data set No
usa_lake.<dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData lk
Lakes
24 April 2009 Yes Yes
usa_rfc.<dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData rf
RFC
Boundaries
12 January 2005 Yes Yes
usa_wsfo.<dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData ws
Boundaries
for SLS
8 January 2004 Not a public data set No
uscounty.<dbf,shp.Z, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData
c_
Counties
3 April 2012
7 June 2012
Yes Yes
N/A /data/fxa/nationalData s_
U.S. States
1 January 2011 Yes Yes
urban_bounds.<dbf, shp,shx> /data/fxa/nationalData ub
Urban Areas
28 October 2007 Yes Yes


Shapefiles (uncompressed shp):

fsl-w88d.<dbf,shp, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData
w8
WSR-88D
Locations
14 August 2003 Not a public data set No
twebRoutes.<dbf,shp, shx> /data/fxa/nationalData tw
TWEB Routes
(lines)
21 August 2003
Change Log Metadata
us_inter.<dbf, shp,shx> /data/fxa/nationalData in
Interstate Highways
15 October 2003 Yes Yes
routes.<dbf, shp,shx> /data/fxa/nationalData rd
Interstate,
US, State Highways
15 October 2003 Yes Yes


dBase Files Maintained:

twebAnchors.dbf

(data available
to public as point
shapefile)
/data/fxa/nationalData ta
TWEB route
anchor points
21 August 2003 Change Log Metadata

Text/Shapefiles Maintained:
CitiesInfo.txt (pre-OB6)
usa_cities (starting at OB6)

data/fxa/nationalData ci
cities
10 June 2010/TD> Yes Yes




FIELD DEFINITIONS:

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.

Column 5:Provides 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.

Column 6: Links to our metadata files are provided here showing the information about the the data.

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