NetCDF Support now Available for OpenGeo Suite Version 4.8

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 17, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Boundless Spatial, Inc., a provider of open source geospatial software and services recently announced the incorporation of NetCDF Support for Atmospheric Data within the newest edition of its OpenGeo Suite, Version 4.8. NetCDF was developed in coalition with Boundless partner GeoSolutions on demands of North American consumers and its support allows OpenGeo Suite users to execute a more authoritative analysis of atmospheric and meteorological data.

NetCDF (Network Common Data Format), from makers Unidata, encompasses a cluster of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. OpenGeo has garnered a reputation as one of the most useful data formats for weather. OpenGeo Suite version 4.8 can devour and envisage NetCDF data and GRIB datasets on a multi-dimensional, OGC-compliant basis that allows authorization of concurrent analysis of various data vectors. OpenGeo Suite supports analysis across 2 or more axes at the same time, unlike traditional geospatial tools that use NetCDF support which can only analyze on a layer-by-layer basis. As a result, analysts can examine changes in air temperature across various times and various altitudes at once, wherein alternative solutions can only examine a single altitude at a time. 

“We’re very pleased to be able to respond to customer requests for enhanced technology in the Suite platform,” noted Tom Ingold, Boundless Vice President of Products. “NetCDF support will enable customers ranging from weather providers to consumers to visualize and analyze weather data to better support their business requirements, and is the latest example in the growing value of open source geospatial software.”

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