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20020211: MCGUI datasets (fwd)



>From: William C Klein <address@hidden>
>Organization: Valparaiso
>Keywords: 200202111722.g1BHMox08797 McIDAS-X MCGUI datasets

Bill,

>Here is an update on the non-functioning datasets for our setup.  I've
>also listed the DATALOC information at the end of the email.
>
>We need to get these items going.  Thanks!
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>
>ginicomp not displaying
>giniwest not displaying

The GINICOMP, GINIEAST, and GINIWEST datasets are composed of imagery
that is not generally available in the IDD.  Given this, you must point
your McIDAS-X session at a server that does have the data.  The output
from your DATALOC command:

>DATALOC:
>
>
>DATALOC ADD CIMSS     aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD GINICOMP  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD GINIEAST  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD GINIWEST  aeolus.valpo.edu

shows that this particular session is pointing at aeolus.valpo.edu for
these datasets.  In my previous email, I recommended pointing at different
servers for these:

DATALOC ADD GINICOMP pscwx.plymouth.edu
DATALOC ADD GINIEAST atm.geo.nsf.gov
DATALOC ADD GINIWEST papagayo.unl.edu

Like I said in a previous email, each user can select which server they
request data from from the MCGUI:

o click on the Adde Client Routing Config button on the MCGUI (button just
  to the right of the Zoom (capital Z) button

o click on the IMAGE tab

o click on the down arrow for each of the datasets that you are having
  problems displaying and select a server from the list that is presented.
  After selecting a different server for each of the problematic datasets,
  click on the Update and Exit button at the bottom of the widget

o retry a display from the datasets giving your problems.

>rtnowrad not displaying

Like I said in a previous message, the RTNOWRAD dataset will only be
populated if you subscribe to WSI Corporation and purchase a feed of
their NOWRAD imagery (composite NEXRAD Base Reflectivity).  If you
do not subscribe to WSI for these images, then you will not be able
to display images from this dataset.  Remote servers may be getting
these images, but since the images have to be purchased, they are
not at liberty to serve them to sites off their own campus.

>synoptic plots/contours not displaying
>
>Ship/Buoy Plots - Error: can't read ptPltDay(SHIPBUOY)": no such element
>in array
>
>Lightning - Error: can't read "ptPltDays(LIGHTNING)": no such eletment in
>array
>
>Vertical Plots not displaying (display --> observ --> thermo diagram/hodo)
>
>RAOB Cross sections not displaying

This shows a different problem whose source is not readily apparent to
me at this moment.  Can I get a login in the account that is having
this problem to troubleshoot?

>Model data --> plot/contour:  Function Not Implemented : gripPlot will be
>implemented in a futre addendum

As the note says, this is not implemented in this version of MCGUI.

>DATALOC:
>
>
>DATALOC ADD CIMSS     aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD GINICOMP  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD GINIEAST  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD GINIWEST  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTGRIDS   aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTIMAGES  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTNIDS    aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTNEXRAD  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTNOWRAD  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTPTSRC   aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD RTWXTEXT  aeolus.valpo.edu
>DATALOC ADD TOPO      aeolus.valpo.edu
>
>REM
>REM Special purpose sites
>REM
>
>DATALOC ADD AMRC      uwamrc.ssec.wisc.edu
>DATALOC ADD ME7       io.sca.uqam.ca
>
>REM
>REM Locate the McIDAS Learning Guide "Storm of the Century" dataset on the
>REM Unidata server
>REM
>
>DATALOC ADD BLIZZARD adde.ucar.edu
>
>REM
>REM Locate the dataset MYDATA locally
>REM
>
>DATALOC ADD MYDATA LOCAL-DATA
>
>REM Done

This is all output from a file (should be ~mcidas/data/LSSERVE.BAT) that
needs to be edited.  The list should look like:

DATALOC ADD CIMSS     aeolus.valpo.edu
DATALOC ADD GINICOMP  pscwx.plymouth.edu
DATALOC ADD GINIEAST  atm.geo.nsf.gov
DATALOC ADD GINIWEST  papagayo.unl.edu
DATALOC ADD RTGRIDS   aeolus.valpo.edu
DATALOC ADD RTIMAGES  aeolus.valpo.edu
REM DATALOC ADD RTNIDS    aeolus.valpo.edu
DATALOC ADD RTNEXRAD  aeolus.valpo.edu
REM DATALOC ADD RTNOWRAD  aeolus.valpo.edu
DATALOC ADD RTPTSRC   aeolus.valpo.edu
DATALOC ADD RTWXTEXT  aeolus.valpo.edu
DATALOC ADD TOPO      aeolus.valpo.edu

Notice that I commented out the DATALOCs for RTNIDS and RTNOWRAD.  These
are datasets that would be populated with imagery purchased from WSI
Corporation.  While I was on aeolus, I noted that you most likely not
subscribed for these data.  Along these lines, as the user 'mcidas'
you should remove DATALOCs for these datasets:

DATALOC DEL RTNIDS
DATALOC DEL RTNOWRAD

Please let me know the status of your attempts to run the MCGUI after
you make the above changes.

Tom


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