Re: a question

Hi Mike,

> Does anyone know if someone is working on providing DODS data
> reading capability for VisAD?

We discussed this among the folks at SSEC and Unidata.  It
is a question of how similar the Java APIs for DODS and netCDF
are.  I think someone said the C APIs are identical, but that
this is not true for their Java APIs.  At any rate, the trick
would be to exploit the existing netCDF adapter for VisAD to
access DODS servers.

Perhaps one of the experts from Unidata can comment.

VisAD does have a capability to connect to McIDAS ADDE servers,
which are in some ways similar to DODS servers.  ADDE servers
allow VisAD to retrieve sub-sections of large images, and
generally subsets of other large data sets.

A similar VisAD capability for connecting to DODS servers would
be very valuable.

Bill Hibbard, SSEC, 1225 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI  53706
hibbard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  608-263-4427  fax: 608-263-6738