[aprssig] future problems with NWS radar images?
Gerry Creager N5JXS
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Mar 29 10:21:13 CST 2005
Steve's correct at those ranges.
Steve Dimse wrote:
> On Mar 28, 2005, at 5:13 PM, Wes Johnston wrote:
>> I started a conversation with my local NWS data guru about getting
>> doppler images (with the gridding and county line overlays), and he has
>> referred me to a man up in Maryland. In my conversation with the guy
>> in MD, he
>> let the cat out of the bag that they are redoing the nexrad radar
>> websites and
>> are adding some glitzy graphics, but will also offer transparent
>> images. The
>> red flag went up when I looked at the _projection_ they use. It is no
>> orthogonal! It's a spherical projection that looks like it'll make
>> the doppler
>> radar GIF files pulled from the NWS sites unsuitable for findu, ui-view,
>> winaprs, and xastir....
> At that scale (250-300 miles edge to edge) I would think projection
> should not make much of a difference. Any map gurus care to comment...
> Personally, I do not like the new maps they are putting under this
> radar. While at first glance it looks better, the sole purpose of the
> map in this case is to orient the user, and while the new map does this,
> I do not think it does it any better, while the additional eye candy
> makes it harder to sort out the radar data...
> Steve K4HG
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