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NDFD Technical Workshop:
November 2, 2006

The number of new NWS products and services from a National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) continues to grow. This database consists of local and national forecaster-generated gridded weather elements that are made available as national and regional scale mosaics.

To better understand these products, the NWS held a Technical Workshop in Silver Spring, MD, November 2. The workshop's goal was to provide NWS customers and partners an opportunity to interact with the NWS technical staff. Attendees discussed near-term and future requirements for enhancements to the electronic interfaces to NDFD. NWS heard what’s working and what isn’t.

NWS provided updates on the latest analysis and techniques NWS has implemented, including XML and GIS applications. Ken Graham, NWS Acting Services Evolution Director, was the keynote speaker addressing: “Why Your Needs Are Important to Us.”

Workshops presentations are available below:

Follow this link for NDFD Technical Workshop logistical information, such as the specific location of the workshop, directions, maps, parking information, etc.  Participants must bring a government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver's license, passport, etc.) to get through building security.

` September 10, 2008