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Re: Little Maps of the US

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:11:50 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <876132.67399.qm@web112615.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
--- On Wed, 8/25/10, Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com> wrote:
Is this anywhere near the kind of data NWS utilizes in mapping meteorological data?

Yes, as a matter of fact ...

But let me back up just a little: The "Little Maps" are a grid point subset.  The meta data is assumed constant, and it changes so slowly that that assumption is valid.  Weather observations and Forecasts are a time dependent Mash-Up. This topic is a huge subject of controversy at the moment, because a person's location is a similar type of Mash-Up. This debate runs counter to the Scientific Method since there is no reason to believe that observations are reproducible and computable with sound semantic principles.  This sort of thinking will get us both burned at the stake in Advertising Departments, Mr. Norton :o)  

The NWS has a beta test of XML available, as well as some XSL transforms (which I have not had a good look at).  It would not be too difficult to add a Weather link to the "Little Map".  IMHO, the RDFa meta data should not include the "Weather" parameters themselves.


-- Gannon


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