Re: [thredds] thredds WMS vector wind layer alone without velocity image

Hi Ivan, Kyle,

actually, we have already integrated the new arrow styles in our current development version: 4.3.13 (available here: Those styles are not declared into the WMS capabilities document yet and are: barb, stumpvec, trivec, linevec, fancyvec and you can use them in the same fashion you use the vector style, so in the styles param of the WMS request instead of using vector/boxfill you can use barb/boxfill and so on. I've attached some images with examples so you can see how those styles look like.
Hope this helps.


On 09/26/2012 08:00 AM, Kyle Wilcox wrote:

Hi Ivan --

THREDDS uses a NcWMS ( plugin as the WMS server. Code has been written to generate the 'barb' plots you are speaking about in NcWMS, but it has not found its way back into the NcWMS codebase and from there into a THREDDS release.

If you are comfortable installing NcWMS outside of THREDDS, you can use this WAR file (rename to ncwms.war before deploying) to get additional vector and barb styles:

You can also wait out the integration back into THREDDS if you don't have an immediate need for the styles. I believe the new styles will be available in the first release of TDS 4.3.

If you have any questions please let me know,


Side note: There have been reports that the new vector and barb styles take almost twice as long to generate than the original styles.

*From:*thredds-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thredds-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Ivan Price
*Sent:* Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:13 AM
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*Subject:* [thredds] thredds WMS vector wind layer alone without velocity image

Hi there,

We are using the excellent wind direction auto-variable feature of THREDDS, whereby after defining our 'eastward_wind' and 'northward_wind' we are able to get the direction and strength map via the layer 'wind'.

my question: we have seen we can ask for the map in various styles, affecting the colour palette and scale of the underlying wind velocity image. we would like to know if it is possible to remove altogether the underlying image, leaving only the wind direction arrows. I have thought about defining a palette with only a single transparent colour, but I'm not sure if that is possible as the palettes don't seem to support alpha values.

And perhaps in the same question if anyone has ever investigated having the arrows to reflect the wind velocity in the typical 'quiver' type way.. this has probably been discussed before but I can't find any reference.

thanks and regards



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