>From: "Guillory, Anthony" <address@hidden> >Organization: NASA/MSFC >Keywords: 200001311730.KAA02738 McIDAS ADDE accounting Anthony, Back at the end of January I first broached the subject of the possibility of MSFC permitting ADDE access to image stores to Unidata sites: I have been meaning to contact you for months upon end regarding the imagery holdings that one can anonymously FTP from cyclone.msfc.nasa.gov. Since I now see that you are running the remote McIDAS ADDE server, wouldn't you think that it would be a nice "community service" to allow all Unidata sitesADDE access to the same data? Granted the McIDAS_areas are now compressed and are not named according to the time (dis)honored McIDAS naming convention, but supposedly some of the new development at SSEC could get around part of this (the non-McIDAS naming). A little additional work could also get around the fact that the images are stored compressed. At the time, you responded: Tom, I agree we (MSFC and Unidata) should talk about data (we have processor and disk limitations to consider on our end). Unfortunately, I'll have to take a look at things a little later in the week. Stay on my case! I have to get a talk ready for a Rotary Club talk tomorrow, so I'm kinda rushed at the moment. Well, here I am "back on your case" ;-). Do you think that there is any possibility that ADDE access could be made to the image data you maintain on the MSFC FTP site? I am trying to identify a number of sites from which Unidata participating institutions can get realtime and archived satellite imagery. FTP is, of course, welcome, but ADDE access may be more convenient for those sites running McIDAS. Since I talked to you last, I got Plymouth State College (New Hampshire) to allow ADDE access to their realtime NOAAPORT GINI imagery (both GOES-East and GOES-West). This only required me to load and configure my GINI ADDE servers on/for their machine. I intend to announce this access to our community in April; it would be very nice if I could also announce ADDE access to image archives at MSFC, don't you think :-)? As you asked before, I intend to keep pestering you about this access (at least until you tell me to stop). I look forward to hearing from you... Tom
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