Synthesis of the Met Questionnaire on WMS date : 18 September 2009

Contributors : 15 contributions have been received (10 from OGC members)
  • 1 from an international organisation (EUMETSAT)
  • 6 from National Meteorological Services (BoM, DWD, Met Office, FMI, KNMI, Météo-France, )
  • 2 from Regional Meteorological services (Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya (SMC), MeteoGalicia)
  • 4 from National Environment Agencies or data centres
  • 1 from university department
  • 1 from private company

Operational use of WMS OGC standards
  • All of them use OGC standards (mainly since 2006-2008); 10 are already using them operationally; 4 plan to do it soon.

OGC WMS version used
  • They mainly use WMS 1.1.1 standard : 8 use WMS 1.3.0 as well.

Software and hardware used to supply these services (server)
  • Software : 8 MapServer; 5 GeoServer; 2 ARC IMS; 1 IBL VisWx; 1 in house Météo-France Framework; 4 ncWMS; 1 THREDDS (with WMS enabled); 1 Luciad 6 at least on Linux platforms (RHEL, CENTOS or Ubuntu)

Software and hardware used to consume these services (client)
  • 11 OpenLayers; 7 Google Earth;4 Godiva2; 2 MapServer; 2 GeoServer; 2 ArcMap; 2 IDV; and one mention each of: ArcGIS Desktop; ArcGIS Explorer; Custom; Adobe Flex; Ninjo; SmartMet II; Synergie; In house built HTML/Javascript; NASA World Wind; UDIG; OpenJump; MapInfo, QGis, NetCDF tools; Community MapBuilder, GeoExt, Nasa World Wind; Gaia

Availability through the Internet

Types of data handled
  • A large variety of data air, climate, biodiversity, water,: satellite, numerical model, radar, lightning, Meteograms, soundings, wave models, coastlines, vectorial data, geotiff, netCDF data...

Projections or CRS used
  • 12 EPSG:4326 (WGS84, lat/long)
  • 2 EPSG:54004 (? not registered)
  • 2 EPSG:900913 (? not registered)
  • 3 EPSG:3395 (WGS84, World Mercator)
  • 2 EPSG:32661 (WGS84, UPS, Polar Stereographic, north)
  • 2 EPSG:32761 (WGS84, UPS, Polar Stereographic, south)
  • 1 UTM EPSG:32{6-7}[01-60]
  • 1 EPSG:23029
  • 2 would like orthographic
  • 1 EPSG:31467 (Gauss-Kruger zone 3)
  • 1 parametric CRS
  • PROJ4: definitions
  • British National Grid (Transverse Mercator)
  • D48/GK and D96/TM
  • Would like all supported by GeoTools
  • One mention each of:
  • EPSG: Projected CRS: 3111, 3112, 3308, 28348-28358, 28992.
  • EPSG: Geodetic Datums 4202, 4283.
  • EPSG: Methods 9804, 9805.
  • EPSG: not registered 3785, 23031, 42304, 102171.
  • 1 mentioned EPSG:32601-32660 and 32701-32760 (WGS84, UTM, north & south)
  • 1 mentioned eventuelly all projection their server will reproject to

Problems encountered with WMS in term of limits or ambiguities of the OGC standard, of performance, of product metadata definition...Any solutions found to solve them
  • 12 Time
  • 5 Bounding Box, Anti-Meridian, poles and Southern Hemisphere
  • 4 Metadata, search and filtering
  • 4 Performance
  • 3 Asynchronous and dynamic delivery
  • 5 Vertical coordinates
  • 2 Security
  • 2 Integration with other systems, such as WCS, GRIB, OpenDap
  • 3 Styling
  • 1 Cross section description
  • 1 Projections

Interest in participating in Interoperability Experiments in the next few months
  • 12 Yes
  • 1 Have to check
  • 1 Later (2010)
  • 1 No

If Yes, Resources available in term of Staff effort, expertise, server, client, hardware, software
  • 4 expertise
  • 3 limited resources, internet facing WMS / WCS / WFS server with limited dataset a possibility (after security considerations)
  • 6 limited staff effort
  • 1 to be negociated (Data policy, access issues, staff resources)
  • Adaguc web-portal; source code can be made available on request
  • ncWMS software and test server
  • test environment with a large amount of data
  • operational data (models outputs, lightning, met-ocean observations...)

Free comments
  • The Adaguc website/web services are freely available. KNMI would however appreciate to be warned if someone wants to engage in large scale performance testing!

Contacts or Details
  • See the Questionnaire...

-- MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez - 19 Jun 2009 -- ChrisLittle - 05 Aug 2009
Topic revision: r6 - 18 Sep 2009, MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez
 

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