Browsing and Visualization

per conversation with AR and GS on 23 April 2021


Field Catalog

EOL's field catalog is a web-based tool for collecting, organizing and presenting reports and quick look data products during the field phases of observational experiments.

» EOL Contact: Susan Stringer
» More information: EOL Field Catalogs


MapServer is an Open Source development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications. MapServer can display all types of GIS data such as maps, images and vector data on the web. Aircraft flight tracks, dropsonde locations, radar sites and other data can also be displayed with the ability to request additional information on any feature in the map. Timeseries plots for particular stations or locations can also be displayed.

» EOL Contact: Janet Scannell
» More information: EOL Mapservers

 Integrated Data Viewer (IDV)

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) from Unidata is a Java(TM)-based software framework for analyzing and visualizing geoscience data. The IDV brings together the ability to display and work with satellite imagery, gridded data, surface observations, balloon soundings, NWS WSR-88D Level II and Level III RADAR data, and NOAA National Profiler Network data, all within a unified interface.

» EOL Contact: Chris Burghart
» More information: IDV Home Page

Other Visualization Tools

Connections from our data to many other visualization tools are facilitated through the EMDAC architecture. By choosing standard access methods, data formats and compatible metadata, the list of available tools for visualization of our data can come from the widest range of researchers in our community. We will continue to add EMDAC modules that evolve with future changes in data access protocols and metadata and encourage developers to take advantage of these standards.

» EOL Contact: Greg Stossmeister
» More information: DMS/SSG Software Center