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Updated December 22, 2015

"National Datasets" (NDM) were removed from baseline
so configuration updates (for metars, buoys, etc.) could occur as often as needed.


Datasets are maintained from input from Field Offices,
Regional HQs, GSD, ROC, NCF, and NWSH Offices.


Status Page of changes to National Datasets: natdatalog


    AWIPS2 NDM Updating Instructions

    sftp to NOAA1 pub/ndm for NDM data.

   To update NDM files in AWIPS-1, edit script as needed

   updateNDM.ksh     (includes lx px xt) revised 04/01/05


AWIPS Map Background Files MAP BACKGROUNDS

    FSL was a primary source for data descriptions and some of the datasets. Here is a list of the dataset dependencies

This table is constructed to provide a quick view of the AWIPS national datasets, descriptions and update instructions. The datasets can be ftp'd from NOAA1 pub/ndm for awips.

NDM Revisions began 2/28/00

   

Dataset / Date

Server where used
Directory on AWIPS

How to Update

File Description / Metadata
afos2awips.080624 EXAMPLE ONLY

Review before using a2a on NOAA1 /awips/fxa/data
Products may be incorrect or missing.)

Or view a2a on DM page afos2awips.txt

all devices
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/04/05

This maps the AFOS ID to WMO data designator and AWIPS CCCC. This file is updated by OSO to match the NWSTG switching directory. Most accesses are not via a binary search, so this can be time consuming. It is unknown what the afos2awips.realIds, and afos2awips.testIds files are used for. wanMsgHnd reads in whole table at initialization; handleOUP.pl validates an AWIPS ID using this file every time it is invoked.
afos_lookup_table.dat 05/13/14
dx1 (dx2 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05

This file maps AWIPS CCCC to AFOS CCC, for use by the StdDBDecoder process to build AFOS PILS for text product storage. (Used to decode standard text product.) While there are cases where an AWIPS CCCC is associated with multiple AFOS CCCs, the nature of this table means that each CCCC may map to only one CCC. (An AFOS CCC may be associated with many AWIPS CCCCs.)
afosMasterPIL.txt 12/22/15
/data/fxa/nationalData

How to Update - rev. 11/09/05

This file is processed by localization (-text option) to create /awips/fxa/data/localizationDataSets/LLL/afosMasterPIL.CCC. The latter is used to build the text workstation browser contents.
awips2afos.txt 09/24/13
dx1 (dx2 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

How to update - 11/07/05

This file is used by the program that handles the RSS ingest into AWIPS. It first uses awips2afos.txt to get the nine letter ID from the KxxxNNNXXX on the incoming product. Later it calls distributeProduct.pl to send out the product to the world - distributeProduct looks up the nine letter ID in afos2awips.txt to get the WMO header.
awipsPriorities.txt 06/20/05

How to update - pending

PENDING awipsPriorities.txt description
bit_table.dat 11/05/14
dx1
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05

The entries in this table indicate the NNNs of those IDs that are stored "with the national bit set" (an AFOS term meaning that the user can call up the product without using the CCC because it is always stored under the local CCC). The StdDBDecoder substitutes the local CCC for the AAA.
BUOY.goodness 2/7/00
no longer needed (per FSL)
lxs
/awips/fxa/data/localization/nationalData

This file lists all fixed buoy stations' locations and their plotting desirability relative to surrounding stations, used for progressive disclosure. Localization (-station) creates /awips/fxa/data/localizationDataSets/LLL/BUOY.spi, which is used to construct the fixed buoy stations map. (Note that any entries in maritimeStationInfo.txt not found in BUOY.goodness will be added to BUOY.spi with an appropriate declutter factor.)
collective_table.dat 06/16/15
dx3 (px1 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 10/20/08

Maps the WMO data designators of the collective products with the AFOS ID. An entry in this table directs the product to the collective decoder, vice the standard decoder. (Both decoders read the file.) Many entries are of the form AAAXXX; the AAA will be replaced by the local CCC. Other entries use CCCXXX where the XXX is determined from the product contents and the CCC is obtained from the national category table.
GOESImagerInfo.txt 01/09/07
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx3
/data/fxa/nationalData

How to Update when satellite changes

Used by satellite decoder GOESImagerInfo.txt requires updating when a new satellite becomes operational
gribModelsECMF_ed1.txt 10/14/03
No longer NDM - was returned to baseline Nov 2003
px1 (px2 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data
 
 
ispan_table.template 12/16/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm/OB81
dx1
/data/fxa/nationalData

How to update - 12/16/06
 

Maps WMO header (data descriptor + origin) for non-collective products with AFOS ID. This file is processed by localization (-text option) to produce /awips/fxa/data/localizationDataSets/LLL/ ispan_table.dat. The latter is used by StdDBDecoder as a "last resort" to create the AFOS PIL, particularly in cases where the product origin does not map directly to a CCC (e.g., KWBC). The file is a list of those IDs that cannot be created from the data and their corresponding WMO IDs and is generally based on the NWSTG switching directory.
locationIDs 03/26/14
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx3 (dx4 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 02/08/08
 

This file contains reference points for aviation advisories, and a change is required, effective April 15, 2008 (see TIN 07-83), and TIN 10-38.  
maritimeStationInfo.txt 12/22/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx1 (dx2 for failover) and lxs
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05
 

This file contains station information for fixed buoy and for CMAN sites. It is read by the maritime decoder, which reports in its log if it doesn't find a station. This is also used by localization (-station option) to complete BUOY.spi (station plot info), for those stations which do not appear in BUOY.goodness, allowing them to be plotted.
metarStationInfo.txt 12/22/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx3 (copy to all machines)
/awips/fxa/data

Brief How to update- 02/04/09
 

This file contains station information for METAR and SAO sites. It is read by the METAR decoder, which reports in its log if it doesn't find a station (but stores the decoded report, anyway). This is also used by localization (-station option) to complete MTR.spi (station plot info), for those stations which do not appear in MTR.goodness, allowing them to be plotted.
MTR.goodness 12/22/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
lxs
/awips/fxa/data

Brief How to update -02/04/09
 

Used to control plotting. This file lists METAR and SAO stations' locations and their plotting desirability relative to surrounding stations, used for progressive disclosure. Localization (-station) creates /awips/fxa/data/localizationDataSets/LLL/MTR.spi, which is used to construct the METAR stations map.
modelBufrStationInfo.txt 07/21/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx3 (and dx4 and workstations)
/awips/fxa/data

How to update - 04/11/08

This is the main file for model BUFR sounding ingest. This will be clipped to the regional scale for most sites to produce the file modelBufrStationInfo.txt.
national_category_table.template 12/22/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
/data/fxa/nationalData

How to Update - 03/10/11
 

Localization (-text) produces /awips/fxa/data/localizationDataSets/LLL/ national_category_table.dat, which is used by the CollDBDecoder to map an XXX or XXXX station ID to an AFOS-PIL CCC. There is no longer a limit to the number of entries (had been 3500). This is also used for METAR plot sampling.
pirepsTable.txt 12/11/15
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx3 (dx4 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 02/24/10

description pending
profiler.goodness 9/03/02
see NOAA1 pub/ndm All devices

Profiler datasets no longer maintained, per SCN 14-36 effective 8/30/14.
profilerStationInfo.txt 9/03/02
see NOAA1 pub/ndm

Profiler datasets no longer maintained, per SCN 14-36 effective 8/30/14.
Radar - NDM Files

   asrRadars.txt 6/10/08
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData

asrRadars.txt contains the ASR11 radar IDs currently being used in AWIPS. This file was introduced in OB9.

    arsrRadars.txt 6/10/08
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData

arsrRadars.txt contains the ARSR4 radar IDs currently being used in AWIPS. This file was introduced in OB9.
cronOTRs.xml 03/26/15
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
    Only for AWIPS-2
cronOTRs.xml contains the cron OTR jobs to centrally collect the specified radar products. This is an AWIPS II only configuration file. The updated file should be dropped to the NDM end point /awips2/edex/data/ndm/ on dx3 or dx4 (from OB14.4.1). No need to restart any processes.
    fsl-w88d(.shp,.shx,.dbf) 06/27/11
   See NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData
The Radar shapefile contains the information of all the radars currently used in AWIPS including WSR-88D, TDWR, ASR11/ARSR4 radars.  
radarInfoMaster.txt is created by localization from fsl-w88d(.shp,.shx,.dbf)

   prodList.txt 05/05/14
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm

SST updates all sites when needed
   dx2 (dx1 for failover)
   /awips/fxa/data

prodList.txt specifies which WSR-88D radar product should be sent to the WAN for central collection and what WMO header should be used for that product. Entries force the radarStorage process to transmit the radar product to the NCF under the WMO heading.
   radarInfoMaster.txt radarInfoMaster.txt is no longer an NDM file. It is created by localization from the radar shapefile fsl-w88d and can be found from /awips/fxa/data/localizationDataSets/XXX/ (XXX is the site ID). The old radarInfoMaster.txt in /data/fxa/nationalData is now obsolete and should not be used.

   rps-RPGOP-tcp.clear-air 05/05/15
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
/data/fxa/nationalData

rps-RPGOP-tcp.clear-air specifies the WSR-88D radar products which should always be included in the RPS lists when radar is in clear air mode so that they can be centrally collected.
   rps-RPGOP-tcp.storm 05/05/15
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm

/data/fxa/nationalData

rps-RPGOP-tcp.storm specifies the WSR-88D radar products which should always be included in the RPS lists when radar is in storm mode so that they can be centrally collected. Includes Mesocyclone MD141 product.
   rps-SPGOP-tcp.storm 05/21/08
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData
rps-SPGOP-tcp.storm specifies the TDWR radar products which should always be included in the RPS lists so that they can be centrally collected. This file was introduced in OB9.

   tdwrElevations.txt 08/07/08
   See NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData
   How to Update

tdwrElevations.txt contains the elevation cuts for every TDWR radar for both Hazard and Monitor modes.

   tdwrFsiScanOrder.txt 8/25/08
   See NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData

tdwrFsiScanOrder.txt contains the modified order of the elevation cuts for every TDWR radar for both Hazard and Monitor modes. This file is used by FSI and was introduced in OB9.

   tdwrProdList.txt 08/23/10
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
   dx2 (dx1 for failover)
   /awips/fxa/data

tdwrProdList.txt specifies which TDWR radar product should be sent to the WAN for central collection and what WMO header should be used for that product. This file was introduced in OB9.

   tdwrRadars.txt 07/30/07
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
   /data/fxa/nationalData

tdwrRadars.txt contains the TDWR radar IDs currently being used in AWIPS.

   wmoSiteInfo.txt 09/20/11
   see NOAA1 pub/ndm
   dx2 (dx1 for failover)
   /awips/fxa/data
   How to Update 09/23/08

wmoSiteInfo.txt associates the radar RPG/SPGs to each WFO site and the flag of each RPG/SPG indicates which WFO site sends the radar data to the WAN for central collection.
RAOB Datasets

raobDataKeys.txt 09/17/13
raobDepictKeys.txt 09/17/13
raobMenus.txt 09/17/13
raobProductButtons.txt 09/17/13
raob.goodness 09/17/13

see NOAA1 pub/ndm
All devices
/data/fxa/nationalData

raobStationInfo.txt 09/17/13
See NOAA1 pub/ndm
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 06/30/10

Raob datasets descriptions
 
In raob.goodness, the very last (sixth) column is the progressive disclosure hint, as described in staticProgDisc.html or va_driver.doc.html. In this file, it is also used to say whether a given station participates in making pop-up skewTs and geographic station selection for the VB. Stations with a progressive disclosure hint greater than zero will participate in pop-up skewTs and geographic station selection for the VB.  
REDBOOK Datasets

See NOAA1 pub/ndm/redbook
dx3
/data/fxa/nationalData

redbookPurgeInfo.txt 03/18/15

redbookDataKeys.txt 03/18/15
redbookDepictKeys.txt 03/18/15
redbookProductButtons.txt 03/18/15
redbookHPCMenus.txt 07/22/13
  
redbookCPCMenus.txt 07/23/13
redbookNCOMenus.txt 06/18/14
redbookHazardMenus.txt 03/18/15
redbookMarineMenus.txt 06/21/05
redbookUpperAirMenus.txt 03/13/09
redbookLegends.txt 11/30/05

How to Update redbook datasets

Redbook Description

satSpecificInfo.txt 04/14/10

see NOAA1 pub/ndm
dx3
/data/fxa/nationalData

How to Update

Used by satellite decoder and the fog monitor, satSpecificInfo.txt requires updating when a new satellite becomes operational
selsAnchors.txt 10/25/05
see NOAA1 pub/ndm
lx's
/awips/fxa/data

This file is used to plot SPC watch boxes. The anchor points used in the "public" line (not the aviation line) on SAW products are listed here.
station_locations table for climate

MDL

Contains the list of METAR, TAF, and SCD stations "known" to the Climate Reports Formatter and AWIPS VER program. Only stations contained in this master list can be set up in these applications. Stations not in this list will be rejected by the application setup user interfaces. The master list is contained in a data table in the hmdb in Informix, is nationally configured, and is not to be modified by users.
station_table.dat 03/25/15
dx3
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update

Used to create the AFOS ID for upper air products. This file maps a 5-digit upper-air station number to XXXX, which in turn is passed through national_category_table.dat to build an AFOS PIL (in CollDBDecoder).
synopticStationTable.txt 06/03/15
dx3 (dx4 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/05/10

 
textCategoryClass.txt 10/07/15
lxs
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05

This file is used to map NNN to one or more classes for menu assignment in the text browser. The list of classes is found in textBrowser.tcl, procedure classCode. The designated NNN will appear in the browser menus for each listed class.
textCCChelp.txt 12/22/15
lxs
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05

This file contains help strings associated with CCC or XXX entries in the text browser.
textNNNhelp.txt 10/07/15
lxs
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05

This file contains help strings associated with NNN entries in the text browser.
textOriginTable.txt 10/20/11
lxs
/awips/fxa/data

How to Update - 11/09/05

This file contains information on which CCCs appear in which Origin list on the text browser. Local sites will need to modify the "R" section, which is set up for Colorado and is not hit by localization.
UGClookup.table 04/12/16
nfs mounted
/awips/adapt/NWRWAVES/bin/

How to Update - 6/30/09

This file contains counties/zones information and is used by the NWRWAVES scripts.
UGClookup_changes.txt 04/12/16
nfs mounted
/awips/adapt/NWRWAVES/

How to Update - 6/30/09

This file describes what changes have been made in the UGClookup.table file.
upair_table.dat 03/25/15
as2 (as1 for failover)
/awips/fxa/data

Maps the WMO data designator of the upper air products with the AFOS ID. Similar to collective_table.dat, an entry in this table directs the product to the collective decoder, vice the standard decoder. (Both decoders read the file.) Entries are of the form CCC(nnn)XXX, where the XXX is determined from the product contents (via station_table.dat) and the CCC is obtained from national_category_table.dat.

dataInfo.manual OB9.11
dataInfo.manual OB9
dataInfo.manual OB83
dataInfo.manual OB82
dataInfo.manual OB81

/data/fxa/nationalData

update instructions 9/5/01

description pending

depictInfo.manual OB9.11
depictInfo.manual OB9
depictInfo.manual OB83
depictInfo.manual OB82
depictInfo.manual OB81

/data/fxa/nationalData

update instructions 9/5/01

description pending

productButtonInfo.txt OB9.11
productButtonInfo.txt OB9
productButtonInfo.txt OB83
productButtonInfo.txt OB82
redbookHPCMenus.txt OB82
productButtonInfo.txt OB81

/data/fxa/nationalData

update instructions 9/5/01

description pending
Radar Datasets maintained by ROC
dialRadars.txt
radarsInUse.txt
radarsOnMenu.txt
orpgDedicated.txt
orpgOTRs.txt
orpgBackups.txt

WSR-88D Hotline

The WSR-88D Hotline and ROC, acting as agents for the respective Regions and NWSH, maintain and distribute AWIPS system-specific "radar files" for WSR-88D and TDWR/SPG access. Routine requests for changes to existing radar access permissions should be coordinated through Regional Focal Points. Emergency requests for changes to existing radar access permissions can be requested to the Hotline directly and will be subsequently coordinated with the respective Regional Focal Point by the Hotline.

  These files are maintained by FSL:
   radarDataKeys.template    radarDataMenus.template    radarDepictKeys.template    radarImageStyleInfo.template

   rcv_handler.tbl will be delivered with releases when appropriate, so has been removed from this list of national datasets.   

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