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[IDV #KVH-846397]: DORADE file not loading


As Yuan points out, the file is a UF format file, not a DORADE.  However, it 
could be that she tried to open it using the "DORADE Radar files" Data Source 
Type which would not work with the UF format.  She should use the "NEXRAD Radar 
files" type (for now) since that will handle NEXRAD, DORADE and UF.  I just 
checked in a change so that the "DORADE Radar files" source type will not show 
up in the list (since it has been superceded by the other reader) and have 
changed the "NEXRAD Radar Files" to be "Radar Files (NEXRAD/DORADE/UF)".


> > Full Name: Rick Kohrs
> > Email Address: address@hidden
> > Organization: University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center
> > Package Version: 2.8u1 build date:2010-02-02 22:30 UTC
> > Operating System: Windows XP
> > Hardware: Java: home: C:\Program Files\IDV_2.8u1\jre version: 1.6.0_17 
> > j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4)
> > Description of problem: Hi Guys,
> >
> > I have a user that states she could load a DORADE file in a previous 
> > version of McV (don't know the version).  I downloaded her files and can't 
> > get them to display.  I'm not familiar with these file, so I'm looking for 
> > some suggestions.  It might be that the files are not correctly formatted, 
> > if that is the case, let me know and I'll relay the information back to the 
> > user.
> >
> > I tried loading the files using the General and Radar tabs - both fail.  
> > I'm running IDV 2.8u1.
> >
> > I have attached one of the files, here is the location of the other file:
> >
> > ftp://ftp.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/incoming/080326224173.rad
> >
> > Thanks
> Rick,
> The IDV is able to display those Universal Format DORADE files, but the 
> attached file is not a valid one, I also checked the one in your ftp site, 
> the same bad file, you can simply look at the size of the file to know it is 
> pretty much an empty file.
> Yuan
> >
> > Rick
> >
> >

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: KVH-846397
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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