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Data Formats and Access Methods for the UNAVCO IDV


Data Access for the IDV

The IDV can access data from

  • local files on disk. Data files must be in formats that the IDV can read.
  • files on an HTTP server -- files with a URL. Data files must be in formats that the IDV can read.
  • Catalogs. Catalogs are online services for data discovery and downloadwith listings in plain-language categories rather than lists of obscure data file names or URLs of the files. Catalogs are more informative and useful than URLS. Some catalogs are supplied in the IDV, and you can easily connect to others.
  • WMS (web map servers)
  • RSS feeds
  • Web cameras
  • OPeNDAP servers

Data on a OPeNDAP server, WMS server, RSS, or on a catalog must be in the right format; not any data on such servers works!.

Data Formats

Last modified: Saturday, 12-Dec-2015 04:44:39 UTC