RE: remote Level II Radar source in IDV

Hi, Jeff, 

Thanks for your quick reply! The information you provided is very
helpful! I have several more questions which are included inline.

>Right now the IDV only reads in Level II Radar from the file system. 
>However, we are working with
>the THREDDS group here at Unidata to support Level II on 
>remote servers 
>(and Level III from disk).

This feature is exactly what we are looking for. When do you think this
would be released? Would there be a beta version that will be available

>I haven't seen that error but it will probably fail if you are 
>trying to 
>point to Level II data from the catalog.

Actually I also tried with the catalog link on THREDDS project page
( and received the
same error, although it worked with the two default THREDDS catalogs in
the IDV drop down menu. My IDV version is 1.2. I installed it using
InstallAnywhere. The call stack is as follows:
java.lang.NumberFormatException: multiple points
 at java.lang.FloatingDecimal.readJavaFormatString(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.Double.valueOf(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.Double.<init>(Unknown Source)
 at ucar.unidata.xml.XmlUtil.getAttribute(
 at ucar.unidata.xml.XmlUtil.getAttribute(
 at ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.XmlHandler.getContents(
 at ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.XmlChooser.makeUi(
 at ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.XmlChooser.access$100(
 at ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.XmlChooser$
 at ucar.unidata.util.Misc$
Is this a bug?

>I'm not sure if the above Level-II on remote server will be in the 
>November release.  There may be other workarounds
>that we can implement (http based access).  Can your users access the 
>Level-II file system as a shared file system?

Could you please explain a little more about the http based access? What
needs to be done for this approach? Since our goal is to provide the
Level-II data to the public instead of just researchers at Purdue, the
shared file system solution probably won't work here.

Thanks again for your help!