David, We can indeed confirm msrmaps.com web site officially shutdown May 1, 2012 (http://msrmaps.com/About.aspx?n=AboutWhatsNew&b=Newsite). I did not know this. Strangely, the site still works somewhat, but for how long? We will have to seek out and implement alternatives for the IDV. Best Wishes, Unidata IDV Support > Thanks for the prompt response. > > I will give your suggestions a go. I did have time out problems yesterday > from IDV and when I checked out the site on my own, I came up with the > following: "MSRMaps shutting down May 1, 2012!" This was followed by a long > string of google entries from people scrambling to find a new source for > imagery. My natural assumption: It's down. > > Will check out your links and get back. Again, much appreciated. > > Dave E. > > > > > ---- Unidata IDV Support <address@hidden> wrote: > > David, > > > > We are not sure what you mean when you say the MSR maps no longer exist. > > The dynamic "Topographic Map" background is available although the > > http://msrmaps.com server has been acting flaky leading to timeout errors > > in the IDV. (This problem is not in our control). These workshop sections > > may help: > > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/release/nightly/docs/workshop/datadisplays/gis/WMS.html, > > > > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/release/nightly/docs/workshop/datadisplays/gis/DEM.html. > > The second one deals with DEM data which you would rather avoid, but > > perhaps you can bring in the topographic relief from your model and save it > > in the cache as the exercise suggests. Let us know if this is satisfactory. > > > > Best Wishes, > > > > Unidata IDV Support > > > > > Full Name: David Eichorn > > > Email Address: address@hidden > > > Organization: SUNY ESF > > > Package Version: 3.1 > > > Operating System: Linux > > > Hardware: > > > Description of problem: I am running the WRF and am displaying model > > > output (Gempak files) in IDV. Enclosed is what I accomplished yesterday. > > > I would like to display this data over a nice background with topography, > > > but the background maps provided are apparently not High enough > > > resolution. I get large pixels. I see that MSR Maps no longer exists. Any > > > suggestions? The DEMs I see at GIS clearing houses are generally too much > > > resolution for my model domain. Thanks Dave E. > > > > > > > > > > > > Ticket Details > > =================== > > Ticket ID: TLU-805180 > > Department: Support IDV > > Priority: Normal > > Status: Closed > > > > > > > > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: TLU-805180 Department: Support IDV Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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