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ERDDAP > wms > IOOSTCHPRITA

Dataset Title:  Synthetic temperature/salinity profiles for Hurricane Rita. Quality Flag = Preliminary   RSS
Institution:  NOAA/AOML   (Dataset ID: IOOSTCHPRITA)
Information:  Summary | License | Metadata | Background | Data Access Form | Make A Graph
 
This web page is using OpenLayers to display maps which are created on-the-fly by ERDDAP's
Web Map Server (WMS) version 1.3.0.
The controls on the left of the map are for navigation. The control on the right manages the layers.
You can select different values for the data variable's dimension(s):
time: 
← - + →
depth: 
← - + →
 

The legend.

What is WMS?

ERDDAP's Web Map Service (WMS) lets you request an image with data plotted on a map.
WMS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO (19128) standard for "the creation
and display of registered and superimposed map-like views of information that come
simultaneously from multiple remote and heterogeneous sources."
See the list of datasets available via WMS at this ERDDAP installation.

Three Ways to Make Maps with WMS

  1. In theory, anyone can download, install, and use WMS client software.
    Some clients are: ArcGIS, Refractions PHP WMS Client, and uDig.
    To make a client work, you would install the software on your computer.
    Then, you would enter the URL of the WMS service into the client.
    For example, in ArcGIS (not yet fully working because it doesn't handle time!), use
    "Arc Catalog : Add Service : Arc Catalog Servers Folder : GIS Servers : Add WMS Server".
    In ERDDAP, this dataset has its own WMS service, which is located at
    http://cwcgom.aoml.noaa.gov/erddap/wms/IOOSTCHPRITA/request?
    (Some WMS client programs don't want the ? at the end of that URL.)
    See the list of datasets available via WMS at this ERDDAP installation.

    In practice, we haven't found any WMS clients that properly handle dimensions
    other than longitude and latitude (e.g., time), a feature which is specified by the WMS
    specification and which is utilized by most datasets in ERDDAP's WMS servers.
    You may find that using Make A Graph and selecting the .kml file type (an OGC standard)
    to load images into Google Earth provides a good (non-WMS) map client.
    See the list of datasets with Make A Graph at this ERDDAP installation.
     

  2. Web page authors can embed a WMS client in a web page.
    For the map above, ERDDAP is using OpenLayers, which is a very versatile WMS client.
    OpenLayers doesn't automatically deal with dimensions other than longitude and latitude
    (e.g., time), so you will have to write JavaScript (or other scripting code) to do that.
    (Adventurous JavaScript programmers can look at the Souce Code for this web page.)
     
  3. A person with a browser or a computer program can generate special WMS URLs.
    For example,
    See the list of datasets available via WMS at this ERDDAP installation.
    For more information about generating WMS URLs, see ERDDAP's WMS Documentation .

    In practice, it is probably easier and more versatile to use this dataset's Make A Graph web page
    than to use WMS for this purpose.
    See the list of datasets with Make A Graph at this ERDDAP installation.


 
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