Re: [gembud] GEMPAK going away in 3-5 years?

AWIPS2 is supposed to undergo operational testing and evaluation at a few 
select NWS forecast offices starting in the summer of 2009. I have not seen any 
examples of AWIPS2 other than what I read.  It is being written in Java, and 
will be heavily GIS based.  Instead of having 5 fixed scales like AWIPS, AWIPS2 
is supposed to automatically adjust the scale and resolution of the displayed 
data depending on how far you zoom-in on an image.  (Similar to Google Earth?) 
I look forward to seeing examples and maybe a demonstration of how it will work.

Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: Nicholas Carrasco <Nick.Carrasco@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [gembud] GEMPAK going away in 3-5 years?

I'm in the same boat... This the first I've heard of AWIPS2. We've been developing a Java based application for the last 7-8 years for hurricanes and topical cyclones. From what I've just read, Java seems to be a big player in AWIPS2. Are there any sites dedicated to AWIPS2 yet?