Hi John –
I’m going to be working on unstructured support in the NetCDF-Java library (based on the UGRID Interoperability discussions) to support the IOOS funded modeling testbed (http://testbed.sura.org/). I do have a fair amount of experience on the subject, so I’m not diving in 100% blind… only 97%.
I know unstructured support has come up in the past and I want to make sure I have all of the resources I can get my hands on. I want to make the process as open ended as possible and be in contact with you and the other Netcdf-Java developers as often as needed.
I am hoping that I can lay the foundation in this project that can be used by others to implement things like subsetting and interpolation of unstructured grids inside of Netcdf-Java.
So, where to begin? Dialog on the CDM, the “mesh” feature type, and the “mesh” coordinate system (or if that is not how I should be approaching the problem, something else)?
What would you prefer to be the medium of communication for this, the NetCDF-Java mailing list, the UGRID google group, or another (existing or new) group?
Emails are fine with me…
Wow, thats pretty exciting. The UGRID google group is probably fine, though occasionally broader input might be requested by posting to the netcdf-java group. It might be interesting to post a summary of the work scope to the netcdf-java at some point, so others know whats going on.
If you want to post a starting email to UGRID, I can respond to it there. Some of the things Id like to hear about are the timelines, deliverables, and preliminary thoughts on implementation.
Looking forward to it!
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