NOUS41 KWBC 201959



Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

400 PM EDT Thu Mar 20 2014


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


FROM:    Luis Cano

         Acting Director, OOS Operations Division

         Manager, NOAA Integration Dissemination Program (IDP)


SUBJECT: Soliciting Comments until April 25, 2014, on New Map

         Interface for NWS Point Forecast Pages


On Friday, March 14, 2014, the NWS Internet Dissemination System

(NIDS) changed the interactive map display and the location

search bar from Google Maps to the ESRI Maps service on:




This migration resulted in some functionality changes involving

topography and other map features as compared to the previous

Google maps.


Accordingly, NWS is accepting comments through April 25, 2014,

on this changed service. We will analyze all comments and

enhance the map capability as appropriate and feasible within

the feature set of the ESRI Maps service.


Please submit comments to the following link:



For more information please contact:


  Kolly Mars

  NWS National Internet Dissemination Service Lead



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