Lorenzo Bigagli wrote:
we're up to start with our Galeon tasks and I take the opportunity to
say hello and share a few considerations with you on netCDF-CF
conventions and Java.
In particular, I've been looking for tools and implementations of the
CF conventions in Java, but couldn't find anything (but a supposedly
Python-powered compliance checker on a UK web site).
I was so wondering if you were aware of any efforts in that direction.
I'm thinking of writing a Java parser for netCDF-CF files, to be used
for marshalling the needed information in XML (i.e. ncML-GML).
With that regard, could you please send me an example netCDF-CF file
we will be using in the use-cases?
Netcdf-Java 2.2 parses many of the CF conventions, mostly the ones
concerning Coordinate Systems. This is done when you open the file through
NetcdfDataset.openDataset(String location, boolean enhance,
with enhance = true.
You can then examine the coordinate system objects that are part of
The ToolsUI program at
will show you much of this info - esp see the CoordSys tab.
Some sample CF files are at
the two that i think we should use are:
this is a simple time series of a lat/lon gridded sea surface
temperature. It should be simple for most clients to handle
this has some 3D fields on pressure surfaces, as well as other vertical
coordinates. should be a good challenge for GIS to deal with.
Let me know what you think of using those two files, ill probably post
this message to galeon to see if others have an opinion.