NOUS41 KWBC 221803
Public Information Statement
203 PM EDT Wed Jun 22 2011
-Family of Services
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
-Other NWS Partners, Users, and Employees
From: Michael Szkil
Chief, Awareness Branch
Subject: Developers Resource for NWS Alerts Information
The NWS plans to experimentally produce Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) v1.2 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) profile messages by fall 2011. In preparation, the NWS has created online documentation in a collaborative "wiki" venue for anyone wishing to review and participate in discussion regarding the CAP elements planned for production. This new venue is available to the national and international community and will be especially useful for developers and redistributors of NWS watches, warnings, advisories and special statements.
The new wiki, hosted through the U.S. General Services Administration’s Apps.gov NOW service, includes a documentation page and a collaborative discussion page for each CAP element NWS plans to produce. Visitors may register for a user account to take part in the collaborative discussion pages and be automatically notified whenever there are changes to these and the documentation pages.
The new wiki is located at
To register for a user account, click Login/create at the top right of the page.
For more information, please contact:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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