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[IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google Earth



Greetings John,

This should work for us. It will likely take some time to extract the info and 
get it into
a machine readable format - I'll keep you up to date as things progress.

Cheers,

Sean

> Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> Caveats: NONE
> 
> Sean -
> 
> My contact at AFWA has provided the attached GRIB Book which should have the
> info you need to update IDV so it can display output from the current AFWA WRF
> version.
> 
> The WRF output file I provided via your download site is from an outdated WRF
> version no longer used at AFWA. I don't have a sample file of current AFWA WRF
> output for testing. Let me know if you need sample output from the current
> AFWA WRF version.
> 
> Let me know if you need anything else.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> R/
> John
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:39 PM
> To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV (US); Raby, Yasmina R
> CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson, Jeffrey O CIV (US); Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL
> (US); address@hidden
> Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google Earth
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> It's the level type indicated in the Product Definition Section. See
> 
> TABLE 3. TYPE AND VALUE OF LEVEL (PDS Octets 10, 11, & 12)
> 
> on the wmo sites Guide to GRIB for more info:
> 
> http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/WMOCodes/Guides/GRIB/GRIB1-Contents.html#Section1
> 
> That said, you've correctly identified the issue in that the codes above 128
> are local codes. Once we have the correct local table, then we should be good
> to go.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Sean
> 
> > Sean -
> >
> > Thanks for your assessment of the problem. To clarify, when you say "level
> > type 218" are you referring to the GRIB Code definition assigned to the
> > number 218? I have a hunch that since AFWA uses a special table for GRIB
> > Codes between 128 and 254, the definitions are not readily available and may
> > explain why IDV can't display this data. Not sure about this, though.
> >
> > I will ask AFWA to provide the info you requested since it's their model
> > generating the output.
> >
> > R/
> > John
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Unidata IDV Support address@hidden
> > Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:04 PM
> > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV (US); Raby,
> > Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson, Jeffrey O CIV (US); Raby, John
> > W CIV USARMY ARL (US); address@hidden
> > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google Earth
> >
> > Greetings John!
> >
> > Yes - just now, actually. I passed along the file to our netCDF-Java
> > team, and it appears that we are missing some information in our GRIB1
> > Tables:
> >
> > 1) Missing definition level type 218
> >
> > 2) Missing table for center 57, subcenter 1, version 132. We have one for
> > version 2.
> >
> > If you could get us a copy of this grib table (and the definition of
> > level type 218), then we will closer to getting this to work.
> >
> > Cheers!
> >
> > Sean
> >
> > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > Caveats: NONE
> > >
> > > Sean -
> > >
> > > Have you found out anything about that file?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > R/
> > > John
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:10 AM
> > > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV (US); Raby,
> > > Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson, Jeffrey O CIV (US); Raby,
> > > John W CIV USARMY ARL (US); address@hidden
> > > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google Earth
> > >
> > > Thanks John,
> > >
> > > We'll take a look at the file and see what is causing the error.
> > >
> > > Sean
> > >
> > > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > > Caveats: NONE
> > > >
> > > > Yuan -
> > > >
> > > > The file appears to have been successfully uploaded. See attached.
> > > >
> > > > R/
> > > > John
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> > > > Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 9:42 AM
> > > > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > > > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV (US);
> > > > Raby, Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson, Jeffrey O CIV (US);
> > > > Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US); address@hidden
> > > > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google Earth
> > > >
> > > > Greetings John,
> > > >
> > > > Would you mind uploading the GRIB file?
> > > >
> > > > http://motherlode.ucar.edu/repository/alias/idvupload
> > > >
> > > > Don't worry about filling out any of the information - I'll be
> > > > looking for it.
> > > > Just make sure to upload the file using the "Choose File" button
> > > > shown next to the Resources input.
> > > >
> > > > Also, when dealing with WRF output, it's best to post-process the
> > > > data in order to destagger the grids.
> > > > The IDV can handle the staggered grids, but it increases the
> > > > computation time due to the interpolation that needs to occur.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Sean
> > > >
> > > > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > > > Caveats: NONE
> > > > >
> > > > > Yuan -
> > > > >
> > > > > We tested the fix last week and it works fine, however, while
> > > > > testing we found another problem.
> > > > >
> > > > > I can't seem to display certain GRIB files from the Air Force WRF
> > > > > model.
> > > > > Filename is us057g1011t48b180000000.grb
> > > > >
> > > > > Could you help with this problem?
> > > > >
> > > > > The error dialog is as follows:
> > > > >
> > > > > IDV 4.0u2
> > > > >
> > > > > There was an error loading the data:
> > > > > java.lang.NullPointerException
> > > > >
> > > > > Java.lang.NullPointerException
> > > > > at java.lang.String.compareTo(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > ucar.nc2.grib.VertCoord$1.compare(VertCoord.java:62)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.grib.VertCoord$1.compare(VertCoord.java:60)
> > > > > at java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > java.util.Arrays.sort(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > java.util.Collections.sort(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > ucar.nc2.grib.VertCoord.assignVertNames(VertCoord.java:60)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.grib.grib1.Grib1Iosp.addGroup(Grib1Iosp.java:211)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.grib.grib1.Grib1Iosp.open(Grib1Iosp.java:159)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.NetcdfFile.<init>(NetcdfFile.java:1494)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.NetcdfFile.open(NetcdfFile.java:786)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.NetcdfFile.open(NetcdfFile.java:395)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.nc2.dataset.NetcdfDataset.openOrAcquireFile(NetcdfDataset.java:
> > > > > 68
> > > > > 7) at
> > > > > ucar.nc2.dataset.NetcdfDataset.openDataset(NetcdfDataset.java:41
> > > > > 8)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.nc2.dataset.NetcdfDataset.acquireDataset(NetcdfDataset.java
> > > > > :513
> > > > > ) at ucar.nc2.dt.grid.GridDataset.open(GridDataset.java:104)
> > > > > at ucar.nc2.dt.grid.GridDataset.open(GridDataset.java:90)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.data.grid.GeoGridDataSource.doMakeDataSet(GeoGridDa
> > > > > taSo
> > > > > ur
> > > > > ce.java:1113)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.data.grid.GeoGridDataSource.getDataset(GeoGridDataSource
> > > > > .
> > > > > java:1135)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.data.grid.GeoGridDataSource.initAfterCreation(GeoGr
> > > > > idDa
> > > > > ta
> > > > > Source.java:499) at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.data.DataManager.createDataSource(DataManager.java:
> > > > > 1597
> > > > > )
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.IntegratedDataViewer.createDataSource(Integrate
> > > > > dDat
> > > > > aV
> > > > > iewer.java:1980)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.IntegratedDataViewer.makeDataSource(IntegratedD
> > > > > ataV
> > > > > ie
> > > > > wer.java:1897)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.IntegratedDataViewer.makeDataSource(IntegratedD
> > > > > ataV
> > > > > ie
> > > > > wer.java:1831)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.IntegratedDataViewer.makeDataSource(IntegratedD
> > > > > ataV
> > > > > ie
> > > > > wer.java:1804) at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.IdvChooser.makeDataSource(IdvChooser.ja
> > > > > va:9
> > > > > 43
> > > > > )
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.FileChooser.selectFilesInner(FileChoose
> > > > > r.ja
> > > > > va
> > > > > :656) at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.FileChooser.selectFiles(FileChooser.jav
> > > > > a:52
> > > > > 5)
> > > > > at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.idv.chooser.FileChooser.doLoadInThread(FileChooser.
> > > > > java
> > > > > :5
> > > > > 47) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native
> > > > > Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown
> > > > > Source) at
> > > > > sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
> > > > > at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source) at
> > > > > ucar.unidata.util.Misc$2.run(Misc.java:1223)
> > > > > at ucar.unidata.util.Misc$3.run(Misc.java:1251)
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:54 PM
> > > > > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > > > > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV (US);
> > > > > Raby, Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson, Jeffrey O CIV (US)
> > > > > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google
> > > > > Earth
> > > > >
> > > > > John,
> > > > >
> > > > > We believe we have a fix. Please download and test the nightly
> > > > > build tomorrow with the fix.
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/downloads/idv/nightly/index.jsp
> > > > >
> > > > > Best Wishes,
> > > > >
> > > > > Unidata IDV Support
> > > > >
> > > > > > Yuan -
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks for the update. Will be happy to conduct testing if you want
> > > > > > .
> > > > > > R/
> > > > > > John
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ________________________________________
> > > > > > From: Unidata IDV Support address@hidden
> > > > > > Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:15 PM
> > > > > > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > > > > > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV (US);
> > > > > > Raby, Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson, Jeffrey O CIV
> > > > > > (US)
> > > > > > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in Google
> > > > > > Earth
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Yuan -
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I tried two times to upload, but get the error shown in
> > > > > > > > the attached.
> > > > > > > > I've attached the file to this email.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > R/
> > > > > > > > John
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Got it, I will take a look.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yuan
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I see the problem, we will fix this asap.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Yuan
> > > > > > > > ________________________________________
> > > > > > > > From: Unidata IDV Support address@hidden
> > > > > > > > Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:11 AM
> > > > > > > > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > > > > > > > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV
> > > > > > > > (US); Raby, Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US); Johnson,
> > > > > > > > Jeffrey O CIV
> > > > > > > > (US)
> > > > > > > > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in
> > > > > > > > Google Earth
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > > > > > > > Caveats: NONE
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Yuan -
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks for your reply. Would it help you if I attached
> > > > > > > > > the KML file which contains the problem longitude and
> > > > > > > > > another KML file which has been corrected to properly
> > > > > > > > > render in GE Pro so you can see the difference?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I am planning to conduct a test of your suggested
> > > > > > > > > workaround, but that may take me a little time.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > R/
> > > > > > > > > John
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > If you can upload a sample file (grid file, not kml), it
> > > > > > > > certainly helps.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > http://motherlode.ucar.edu/repository/alias/idvupload
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Yuan
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > > > From: Unidata IDV Support
> > > > > > > > > [mailto:address@hidden
> > > > > > > > > Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:58 AM
> > > > > > > > > To: Raby, John W CIV USARMY ARL (US)
> > > > > > > > > Cc: address@hidden; Flanigan, Robert T CIV
> > > > > > > > > (US); Raby, Yasmina R CTR USARMY ARL (US)
> > > > > > > > > Subject: [IDV #VVG-632378]: Unable to view IDV KML in
> > > > > > > > > Google Earth
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I cannot visualize images captured using IDV in Google
> > > > > > > > > > Earth Pro (V7.1.0.8015). The KML files produced by IDV
> > > > > > > > > > contain longitude values exceeding 180 degrees which
> > > > > > > > > > causes the failure in Google Earth Pro.
> > > > > > > > > > Conducted a test to assure that I used the procedure
> > > > > > > > > > for capturing KML files per the User's Guide, by
> > > > > > > > > > executing "Projections>Use displayed area" before
> > > > > > > > > > "View>Capture>Image".
> > > > > > > > > > Please contact me regarding the resolution of this problem.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > John Raby
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > U.S. Army Research Laboratory White Sands Missile
> > > > > > > > > > Range, NM
> > > > > > > > > > 88002
> > > > > > > > > > (575) 678-2004
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Hi John,
> > > > > > > > > I don't have any dataset with longitude 0 to 360.
> > > > > > > > > Otherwise, I would reproduce your problem locally and
> > > > > > > > > get better understand of the issue .
> > > > > > > > > One option is to call the Formula > Grid > Define a grid
> > > > > > > > > diagnostic, and type lonFlip(a). This lonFlip can flip
> > > > > > > > > longitudes in a grid from 0 - 360 to -180-180 if the
> > > > > > > > > grid is in cyclic rectilinear grids.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Let us know if this can help.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Yuan
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Ticket Details
> > > > > > > > > ===================
> > > > > > > > > Ticket ID: VVG-632378
> > > > > > > > > Department: Support IDV
> > > > > > > > > Priority: Normal
> > > > > > > > > Status: Open
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > > > > > > > Caveats: NONE
> > > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > > > ===================
> > > > > > > > Ticket ID: VVG-632378
> > > > > > > > Department: Support IDV
> > > > > > > > Priority: Normal
> > > > > > > > Status: Open
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > Priority: Normal
> > > > > > Status: Open
> > > > > >
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> > > > > Ticket Details
> > > > > ===================
> > > > > Ticket ID: VVG-632378
> > > > > Department: Support IDV
> > > > > Priority: Normal
> > > > > Status: Closed
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > > > Caveats: NONE
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Ticket Details
> > > > ===================
> > > > Ticket ID: VVG-632378
> > > > Department: Support IDV
> > > > Priority: High
> > > > Status: Open
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > > Caveats: NONE
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Ticket Details
> > > ===================
> > > Ticket ID: VVG-632378
> > > Department: Support IDV
> > > Priority: High
> > > Status: Open
> > >
> > >
> > > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > > Caveats: NONE
> > >
> > >
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> > Ticket Details
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> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: High
> > Status: Open
> >
> >
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> Ticket Details
> ===================
> Ticket ID: VVG-632378
> Department: Support IDV
> Priority: High
> Status: Open
> 
> 
> Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> Caveats: NONE
> 
> 
> 
> 


Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: VVG-632378
Department: Support IDV
Priority: High
Status: Open


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