Status Report: March 2012

Michael James

Strategic Focus Areas

Work on NAWIPS/GEMPAK supports the following Unidata funding proposal focus areas:

  1. Broadening participation and expanding community services
    Though NAWIPS will go legacy, GEMPAK is planned to be bundled with AWIPS II as a "local application". So while there is no participation broadening or expansion of community services being accomplished by any work on NAWIPS/GEMPAK, both participation and community services will benefit from the inclusion of GEMPAK functionality with AWIPS II. Additionally, a move to community-supported development (via Github) for NAWIPS/GEMPAK is planned.
  2. Advancing data services
    See above.
  3. Developing and deploying useful tools
    See above.
  4. Enhancing user support services
    Preparing NAWIPS/GEMPAK to go legacy.
  5. Promoting diversity by expanding opportunities

Activities Since the Last Status Report

No major updates to NAWIPS/GEMPAK since the 6.4.0 release in October 2011.

Minor updates to the package have included: 1) increased grid size limit for nex2gini composites; 2) increased maximum number of records for bound file creation program SHPCV; 3) corrections to the NIDS selection dialog in NMAP2.

Major data tables have been provided as individual downloads from the Unidata website.

OpenMotif 2.3.3 tarball with edits specific to OS X is provided for download from the Unidata website.

Ongoing and Planned Activities


Move NAWIPS/GEMPAK to community-supported development on

Attending UberConf 2012 Java conference Git Bootcamp (June 2012).