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.