>From: Edgardo Barreto <address@hidden> >Organization: Puerto Rico Fire Department >Keywords: 200510281925.j9SJPt7s001906 McIDAS PDA Animated Weather Hi Edgardo, re: >Thanks for taking some of your time to help me. No worries. >I'm not associate with the UPRM. Interesting. How did you get access to the Unidata distribution of McIDAS? >I'm a Volunteer Firefighter of the Puerto Rico Fire Department >Special Operations Unit, We are currently using the software in our >station during weather events, search and rescue missions, etc. What we >would like to do with the software is the ability to create an image >were we can display as an example: a satellite image, a huricane >proyected path, along with some radar information all in one frame. But >we have been unable to do so. OK. This is possible with Unidata McIDAS as long as you have access to remote data servers that have all of the data you want to combine in a display. >A couple of fellow fire fighter friends >and myselft are willing to go ahead and recolect some money if to >rececive this data. The data you need should be accessible for free. >If you have any Idea of what software we can use >for that or if you have any tecniques for the McIDAS software we would >be very glad if you help us. McIDAS can be used for what you are trying to do. You need to get some experience in using it before generating these kinds of displays becomes easy. While I was in Madison, WI last week, I shared your email with a McIDAS developer friend who works for the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) (in the same group as Dave Santek). He suggested that I put you in contact with him to discuss what you are attempting to do. The reason he (Russ Dengel <address@hidden>) is interested is that he has developed a website that he calls the PDA Animated Weather display (PAW). This free site contains graphics created by McIDAS that are tailored to the typical display size of PDAs. He was thinking that the sorts of displays you are looking for could be added to his site so that you could take advantage of current weather displays from cell phones or PDAs (Russ uses a Palm Treo 650, so the displays look really good there). Please take a look at Russ' PAW website: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/%7Erussd/pda/ If the sorts of things you see there interest you, contact Russ to pursue his adding displays of interest to your efforts. If you decide that you would still like to pursue running McIDAS yourself, please let me know. Cheers, Tom -- NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.
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