AWIPS Tips: View WWA Polygons with Python-AWIPS

AWIPS Tips

Welcome back to AWIPS Tips! Today we’re going to talk about some more functionality with python-awips! If you aren’t familiar with python-awips, please check out some of our previous blog posts explaining some of the existing functionality. In this edition we are looking at the Watch Warning and Advisory Plotting Jupyter notebook available in the python-awips Data Plotting Examples collection.

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AWIPS Tips: Adding ECMWF Data to EDEX

AWIPS Tips

Welcome back to AWIPS Tips! With this entry, we’re going to touch on the topic of adding a new grib product into AWIPS. We’ll be discussing updates that need to be made for both EDEX and CAVE in order to display your new data properly. In order to do this you need to be running your own EDEX server. Most of the recommendations and tips in this blog can be found in our documentation about ingesting new grid data.

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AWIPS Tips: Import Shapefiles in CAVE

AWIPS Tips

Welcome back to AWIPS Tips! This week we’re diving into another way to display data in CAVE. We’ve gone over some of the more standard ways – through menu items, the volume browser, and the product browser. Today we’ll discuss another option which is available to users: importing a shapefile. For those who aren’t familiar, GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems, and is the discipline of creating, managing, and analyzing geographically referenced data. These data can represent both vector and raster features on a globe, and can be stored in a number of different file types. In CAVE, there is the option to import shapefiles, which contain points, lines, or polygons with associated attributes for each record.

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MacOS Monterey 12.3 CAVE Compatibility Issue

Update: We are looking into a potential fix to allow Python2 to run on MacOS 12.3

We have recently learned of a new restriction when upgrading MacOS to Monterey version 12.3 that negatively impacts CAVE. The latest version of MacOS (and those going forward, we assume) no longer supports Python2. At this time, our Mac version of CAVE still uses Python2.7. Because of this, when running CAVE on the latest version of Monterey, a number of visualization features will no longer work (including Wind Vectors).

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AWIPS 18.2.1-5 Software Release

AWIPS 18.2.1-5 is a new release to both EDEX and CAVE. This release has several new features including:

  • New National Blended Models products
  • GOES Updates
  • Drawing preferences for Watch, Warning, and Advisory displays
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