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20000912: ldm-mcidas png2area decoder (cont.)

>From: Michael Voss <address@hidden>
>Organization: SJSU
>Keywords: 200009112351.e8BNpwb26866 ldm-mcidas


>My first problem was that I left out the first 'a' in pnga2area...(see
>below)...oops!  :)

Oops, I didn't see that in your previous email either.

>Now I'm getting some of the areas decoded, but not all of them it
>seems. My lastest entry in pqact.conf is:
>MCIDAS  ^pnga2area Q. (..) (....) (.*) (.*) (.*) (........) (....)
>        PIPE    -close
>        pnga2area
>        -a /usr/local/ldm/etc/SATANNOT -b /usr/local/ldm/etc/SATBAND
>        -d /data3/mcidas -r \1,\2

OK.  This looks good if you copied SATANNOT and SATBAND to /usr/local/ldm/etc.

>although, since I have mcidas in /export/home/mcidas/data, and I see
>SATANNOT and SATBAND there I could look for them there with the -a and

Yes, exactly.  If your McIDAS installation was such that the HOME directory
for 'mcidas' was /home/mcidas, you wouldn't need to specify the '-a' and
'-b' flags at all.  This was a semi-arbitrary decision on my part based
on my recommendations for installing McIDAS-X under /home/mcidas.

>I guess my question is should my old routing work with the new
>decoder...it seems like it from the messages I've read in the support

Yes, it should work correctly.  One thing that I have found, however,
is that IF you are decoding the CIMSS images (Q0 time indicator),
and you are using routing concepts to name the files, you MUST add
routing table entries for those products.  Here is what to do to
test your situation:

<login as 'mcidas'>
make sure that you have a REDIRECTion that points to the copy of ROUTE.SYS
and SYSKEY.TAB that is located in the directory into which you are going
to decode images

cd workdata
route.k LIST

Is the routing table OK or is it munged?  If it is OK, and if you don't
have routing entries for the CIMSS products then you should add the

ftp ftp.unidata.ucar.edu
  <user> anonymous
  <pass> your email address
  cd pub/mcidas

batch.k CIMSS.BAT

If your routing table is munged, you can do one of two different things:

o regenerate it from DROUTE.BAT
o use the copy contained in the ldm-mcidas distribution

If you use the one in the ldm-mcidas distribution, it should already have
CIMSS product entries.  If you regenerate a new one, then you should:

cd workdata
batch.k LROUTE.BAT            <- the copy of DROUTE.BAT you should have made
                                 at McIDAS-X installation
batch.k CIMSS.BAT

>Here is a listing of my /data3/mcidas directory. I started the new
>pqact.conf at 9:15 am. So, you can see the area files I would typically
>get are not showing up, and I see nothing in the ~ldm/logs to indicate
>any errors...?
>> Sat
>total 510196
>-rw-rw-r--   2 mcidas   data       24000 Sep 12 09:54 SYSKEY.TAB
>-rw-rw-r--   2 ldm      data       15104 Sep 12 09:54 ROUTE.SYS
>-rw-r--r--   1 ldm      data      309280 Sep 12 09:50 AREA1150
>-rw-rw-r--   1 ldm      data       11909 Sep 12 09:49 ASUS1256
>-rw-r--r--   1 ldm      data      322320 Sep 12 09:49 AREA1140
>-rw-r--r--   1 ldm      data      242720 Sep 12 09:33 AREA1130
>-rw-r--r--   1 ldm      data      242800 Sep 12 09:31 AREA1110
>-rw-rw-r--   1 ldm      data        3669 Sep 12 09:20 FSUS2256
>-rw-r--r--   1 ldm      data      309200 Sep 12 09:15 AREA1100
>-rw-rw-r--   1 ldm      data      225088 Sep 12 09:06 AREA0206
>-rw-rw-rw-   1 ldm      data      714096 Sep 12 08:19 AREA0097
>-rw-rw-rw-   1 ldm      data     2439056 Sep 12 08:19 AREA5205
>-rw-rw-rw-   1 ldm      data      714096 Sep 12 08:18 AREA0085
>-rw-rw-rw-   1 ldm      data     2439056 Sep 12 08:18 AREA5003
>-rw-rw-rw-   1 ldm      data      613456 Sep 12 08:16 AREA5103

This shows that you are getting the CIMSS images and that they are
either correctly named from a routing table entry, or they are named
using default AREA file numbers.  Are your regular images numbered
in the 5000s?

>I'm not sure where to go from here.

Given the pqact.conf action you included above, and given that you
are receiving PNG compressed images, I suspect the routing table.
Please do a route.k LIST from ~mcidas/workdata to see if the table
is munged.  If it is, follow the instructions above.


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