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[IDV #CXU-141885]: Data Auto-Update



Stefan,

More below.

> Full Name: Stefan Cecelski
> Email Address: address@hidden
> Organization: University of Maryland
> Package Version: 2.9u4 build date:2011-05-17 16:18 UTC
> Operating System: Mac OS X
> Hardware: Java: home: 
> /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home version: 
> 1.6.0_24 j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4)
> Description of problem: Hi all,
> 
> Is there any data auto-update feature in IDV? It would be nice if IDV could 
> 'ping' the data server every so often to check if new data is available. This 
> is especially true for radar data, in which new images come out every 5 
> minutes. Right now, I have to manually reload the data every five minutes to 
> get the latest radar image. A useful feature to have would be to have a 
> preference in which the user tells IDV to ping the server every 'X' # of 
> minutes for a specific data set that is open.

Yes, this is already available. Look in the Data Source, Properties menu 
(right-click the data source in the Field Selector). There you will find 
options for updating the radar data. In general, this is a very useful menu for 
all Data Sources.
 
> Another suggestion I have is with regards to color tables. Can you make an 
> option that a color table will automatically show up on the image? Right now, 
> you have to go through properties to turn the color table 'on' to be visible. 
> Maybe you can make it an option in the view tab under the preferences menu, 
> similar to how the display list defaults are listed?

We will have to review your color table suggestion and see where it can fit 
given limited time and resources.

-The IDV Development Team

PS We still have spaces available for the IDV workshop. :-) Contact Tina, 
address@hidden

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: CXU-141885
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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