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Google Earth Real-Time Projection For Hurricane Henriette

 

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Overview

The NHC Active Keyhole Markup Language (KML) feed is a compressed (KMZ) file –http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/kml/nhc.kmz – available for download that utilizes the “network link” functionality to display all of the active NHC KML/KMZ files and can automatically update to look for refreshed and new data. This file can be viewed in Google Earth and other KML viewing software.

Listed below are the KML/KMZ files currently found (when available) in the Active KML feed:

  • Advisory Forecast Track
  • Advisory Cone of Uncertainty
  • Advisory Watches & Warnings
  • Preliminary Best Track Points
  • Storm Surge (Probabilities, Heights)
  • 120h Wind Speed Probabilities (34kt, 50kt, 64kt)

Please see the NHC GIS page for more details on the individual files.

Technical

The ‘nhc.kmz’ file comprises of a single KML file (nhc.kml) that is zipped and bundled into the KMZ. The bundled ‘nhc.kml’ file utilizes a NetworkLink to reference a live frequently-updated file on NHC’s web servers, available here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/kml/nhc_active.kml. The ‘nhc_active.kml’ file also consists of multiple NetworkLink calls to the current KML/KMZ files on NHC web servers.

Examples

Listed below are past examples of the ‘nhc_active.kml’ file from the NHC KML feed and are posted as a courtesy for developers and others interested in parsing these files. Warning: format may change.

Disclaimer

This is a protype and may not be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Timely delivery of data and products from this service through the Internet is not guaranteed, and you should not rely on this service to make life-threatening decisions.

Feedback

If you have any feedback, please send questions or comments directly to NHCwebmaster@noaa.gov.

 

 

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In 1995 At Maui High Performance Computing Center The Maui Scientific Analysis & Visualization of the Environment Program was first incubated. I was the principal investigator of this independant research project which was a joint development between MHPCC, Silicon Graphics Computers (SGI) & NKO.ORG. Using SGI Cosmo Worlds software, we pioneered the development of Internet based 3D virtual reality GIS based interactive worlds. In 1996 with a network of seven high performance SGI workstations we pioneered development of live streaming MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Real Video and QuickTime Streaming Server utilizing Kassenna MediaBase software. In Maui 2002 we pioneered and tested the first wireless live streaming video using laptop computers and Maui Sky Fiber's portable 3G wireless device. In Maui we pioneered live streaming video using usb modems from AT&T , Verizon as well as live streaming from iPhone 3 over 3G wireless networks. Today The Maui S.A.V.E. Program has diversified into storm tracking including visualization and analysis of large, memory-intensive gridded data sets such as the National Hurricane Center's wind speed probabilities. I volunteer my services to numerous Disaster Services Organizations. In June 2013 I returned from Hurricane Sandy deployment as a computer operations service associate with the Disaster Services Technology Group assisting as The American Red Cross migrated from a Disaster Response Operation to Long Term Recovery Operations. Pioneering the production/editing and Internet distribution of HD video to sites like Youtube.com and Vimeo.com we are shining the light towards environmental and peace efforts of humans across the globe. Since 1992 I have held the vision of establishing Maui, Hawaii as the environmental sciences center of the world. After His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet came to Maui This vision has expanded to establishing Maui as the environmental & peace center of the world.

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