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									AWIPS Localization Issues

COMET Basin Customization Course
       Michael Mercer
         March 2003
         AWIPS Localization Issues


•   Installing   basin shapefiles on AWIPS using NSSL CD
•   Installing   basin shapefiles on AWIPS using NOAA1
•   Installing   locally edited basin shapefiles
•   Installing   other GIS spatial data on AWIPS
          AWIPS Localization Issues

• DHR product must be on all operational RPS lists in order
  to run FFMP.
   – For each dedicated radar
   – Other offices may be dedicated to “your” radar
• Basin shapefiles (only .shp) include “.gz” (.shp.gz)
  extension. Do NOT uncompress these files for use in
  AWIPS. (You will need to uncompress to use in ArcView)
• To compress/uncompress the shapefiles on a PC you must
  have software such as WinZip. On AWIPS use the gzip
  command to compress, and the gunzip command to
  uncompress.
    Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                                      Using Basin CD


1. Mount the compact disk (titled by radar) on the DS1 as follows. Insert the compact disk into the
CD-ROM drive on the DS1 and run the following command as root:
                       For K class server:
                                  mount /dev/dsk/c3t2d0 /cdrom
                       For D class server:
                                  mount /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /cdrom


2. Go to the nationalData directory and copy the necessary files from the compact disk. Note: use
lower case radar ID for kxxx. Also note, there will be two .gz files. These files will be left as .gz on
AWIPS (do NOT uncompress).
                       cd /data/fxa/nationalData
                       cp /cdrom/kxxx/kxxx_aggr* ./
                       cp /cdrom/kxxx/kxxx_bins* ./
        Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                                     Using Basin CD



3. Change the ownership and permissions for the shapefiles in the /data/fxa/nationalData
directory
          chown fxa:fxalpha kxxx_aggr* kxxx_bins*
          chmod 775 kxxx_aggr* kxxx_bins*

4. Unmount the compact disk
        cd /
        fuser -k /cdrom
        umount /cdrom
        Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                                      Using Basin CD



5. If localizing on Linux, please manually link directories before localization. On Linux, go into
    the /awips/fxa/data/localization/nationalData/ directory and look for links to the
    kxxx_aggr_basins* and kxxx_bins* files (where xxx is the 3-letter, lower-case radar
    identifier). If you find no such symbolic links, then add them manually in the above-
    mentioned local Linux directory (the links you create will point to FFMP shapefiles in
    /data/fxa/nationalData/ ):
    cd /awips/fxa/data/localization/nationalData
    ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_aggr_basins.dbf kxxx_aggr_basins.dbf
    ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_aggr_basins.shp.gz kxxx_aggr_basins.shp.gz
    ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_aggr_basins.shx kxxx_aggr_basins.shx
    ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_bins.dbf kxxx_bins.dbf
    ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_bins.shp.gz kxxx_bins.shp.gz
    ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_bin.shx kxxx_bins.shx
          Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                                            Using Basin CD

6. Change to the scripts directory.
         cd /awips/fxa/data/localization/scripts

7. Localize for radar (forced) and scan (not forced) on all workstations one at a time, including any
   LINUX workstations. It will not be necessary to localize on the application servers or the data servers.
   Note that the first of these localizations will likely take more time (more than 30 minutes) as it is creating
   data that is shared. Once this data gets created, subsequent localizations will just skip over the execution
   of the creation of that data and thus take less time (less than 10 min). Also note that while performing
   localizations, SCAN/FFMP should not be in use on any of the workstations.
           su - fxa
           rlogin ws1
           cd /awips/fxa/data/localization/scripts
           mainScript.csh f -radar
           mainScript.csh -scan
           exit
           rlogin ws2...(perform for each HP and Linux workstation)


8. Stop and restart FFMPprocessor using the stopFFMPprocessor command on AS1 as user "fxa", and
   restart afterwards using startFFMPprocessor.

Note the "cd" command will have to be performed for each login (there's no command path to the scripts
   directory).
Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
        NOAA1 Directory Structure
   Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                  Using NOAA1- Back Up Procedures

Note: Please allow between 60 & 75 minutes for ftp download
  1. Log on DS1 as user “fxa”. FTP NOAA1 from DS1
           ftp 165.92.25.15
           Name: ffmp
           Password: m023a

  2. Go to original_basin or updated_basin directory (which ever contains the latest
       operational version), then go to the directory which contains the radar files
       you’re requesting (kxxx). [If your files are in the original_basin directory,
       you will then go directly to the radar directory. If your files are in the
       updated_basin directory, you will then go to your WFO directory, then the
       radar directory.] You need to do this for all dedicated radars.
            cd original_basin
            cd kxxx
         Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                        Using NOAA1- Back Up Procedures



3. Change you local directory to /data/fxa/nationalData. Then retrieve all files
      (kxxx_aggr_basins* and kxxx_bins*) in radar directory (in binary mode) and close out of
      ftp.
          lcd /data/fxa/nationalData
          mget *
          bye
4. Change the permissions for the shapefiles in the /data/fxa/nationalData directory
          chmod 775 kxxx_aggr* kxxx_bins*
         Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                         Using NOAA1- Back Up Procedures



5. If localizing on Linux, please manually link directories before localization. On Linux, go into
       the /awips/fxa/data/localization/nationalData/ directory and look for links to the
       kxxx_aggr_basins* and kxxx_bins* files (where xxx is the 3-letter, lower-case radar
       identifier). If you find no such symbolic links, then add them manually in the above-
       mentioned local Linux directory (the links you create will point to FFMP shapefiles in
       /data/fxa/nationalData/ ):
       cd /awips/fxa/data/localization/nationalData
       ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_aggr_basins.dbf kxxx_aggr_basins.dbf
       ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_aggr_basins.shp.gz kxxx_aggr_basins.shp.gz
       ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_aggr_basins.shx kxxx_aggr_basins.shx
       ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_bins.dbf kxxx_bins.dbf
       ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_bins.shp.gz kxxx_bins.shp.gz
       ln -s /data/fxa/nationalData/kxxx_bin.shx kxxx_bins.shx
          Installing Basin Files on AWIPS
                            Using NOAA1- Back Up Procedures

6. Change to the scripts directory.
        cd /awips/fxa/data/localization/scripts

7. Localize for radar (forced) and scan (not forced) on all workstations one at a time, including any
      LINUX workstations. It will not be necessary to localize on the application servers or the data servers.
      Note that the first of these localizations will likely take more time (more than 30 minutes) as it is
      creating data that is shared. Once this data gets created, subsequent localizations will just skip over
      the execution of the creation of that data and thus take less time (less than 10 min). Also note that
      while performing localizations, SCAN/FFMP should not be in use on any of the workstations.
          su - fxa
          rlogin ws1
          cd /awips/fxa/data/localization/scripts
          mainScript.csh f -radar
          mainScript.csh -scan
          exit
          rlogin ws2...(perform for each HP and Linux workstation)

8.     Stop and restart FFMPprocessor using the stopFFMPprocessor command on AS1 as user "fxa", and
       restart afterwards using startFFMPprocessor.

Note the "cd" command will have to be performed for each login (there's no command path to the scripts
       directory).
  Installing locally edited Basin
      Shapefiles on AWIPS
• Things to remember
  – Must load two files (filenames in lower case)
     • kxxx_aggr_basins.*
     • kxxx_bins.*
  – Must compress the .shp file in both files (.shp.gz)
     • This can either be done on a PC using software such as
       WinZip, or on AWIPS using the gzip command
  – Must upload all edited, operationally used shapefiles to
    NOAA1
  – Ask for assistance from AWIPS focal point, ITO, etc
  Installing locally edited Basin
      Shapefiles on AWIPS

• Method A
  – The easiest way is to perform edits on a PC which
    contains both ArcView and a CD burner. Then just
    follow the instructions titled, “Installing Basin Files on
    AWIPS using Basin CD”. Finally, once files are
    installed on AWIPS, upload the edited files to NOAA1
    (updated_basin directory). NOTE: When going from a Windows
    platform to AWIPS, files names and formats may change (character length only 8,
    only in upper case, and file name appended with “;1”). AWIPS (FFMP) will NOT
    accept these changes. You may want to use a Linux machine to upload files from a
    CD created by Windows.
  Installing locally edited Basin
      Shapefiles on AWIPS
• Method B
  – If your PC (where ArcView resides) does not have a
    burner, try loading and saving the shapefiles on the
    LAN, and then from a different PC (which has a burner
    and is connected to the LAN) burn the new shapefiles.
    Then just follow the instructions titled, “Installing
    Basin Files on AWIPS using Basin CD”. Finally, once
    files are installed on AWIPS, upload the edited files to
    NOAA1 (updated_basin directory). NOTE: When going from a
    Windows platform to AWIPS, files names and formats may change (character
    length only 8, only in upper case, and file name appended with “;1”). AWIPS
    (FFMP) will NOT accept these changes. You may want to use a Linux machine to
    upload files from a CD created by Windows.
       Installing locally edited Basin
           Shapefiles on AWIPS
• Method C (FTP)
  – A: If LAN is running on ftp server, then ftp files to AWIPS. Use
    binary mode. OR
  – B: From the PC where ArcView is installed, open DOS window
    and ftp LDAD (server IP address). Use binary mode. Go to
    directory where you will store the files (different for each WFO).
    Use the “put” command to transfer files. Exit ftp (bye). Go to DS
    or workstation and open telnet window and log on as AWIPS user.
    Change directory to /data/fxa/nationalData. Ftp to LDAD. Use
    binary mode. Use the “get” command to transfer files. Continue
    with step 3 using instructions titled, “Installing Basin Files on
    AWIPS using Basin CD”. Finally, once files are installed on
    AWIPS, upload the edited files to NOAA1 (updated_basin
    directory).
         Installing locally edited Basin
             Shapefiles on AWIPS
• Upload locally edited files to NOAA1 (updated_basin directory)
       1. Log on DS1 as user “fxa”. Change your local directory to
       /data/fxa/nationalData. FTP NOAA1 from DS1
                ftp 165.92.25.15
                Name: ffmp
                Password: m023a

       2. Change directory to updated_basin directory, then your WFO directory,
       then the radar directory. Using binary mode, use the “put” command to
       transfer files (kxxx_aggr_basins* and kxxx_bins*) to NOAA1.
       Installing locally edited Basin
           Shapefiles on AWIPS
                 For AWIPS Operational Build 1 (OB1)

• Operational Build 1 (OB1) Deployment Date: Feb 03
  – FFMP Enhancements:
     • Display county/state names in Basin Table (instead of FIPS
       codes)
     • Change wording in Basin Trend legend (add threshold
       values/numbers)
     • Plot FFG in Basin Trend from 1 hour straight to y-axis
     • Highlight “refresh” button when something has changed which
       needs refreshing
     • Add time frame to FFTI pop-up text
       Installing locally edited Basin
           Shapefiles on AWIPS
                  For AWIPS Operational Build 2 (OB2)

• Operational Build 2 (OB2) Deployment Date: Summer 03

  – FFMP Enhancements:
     • Virtual Basin (gage) Implementation

     • Use of QPF as a precipitation source (for display)

     • Forced FFG Mosaic

     • New VCP #77 (4.1 min)
   Installing other GIS spatial data
              on AWIPS
•The National Atlas
   •http://nationalatlas.gov/natlas/natlasstart.asp

•The National Map
   •http://nationalmap.usgs.gov/

•Census Bureau Tiger Data
   •http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl

•Geography Network (ESRI)
   •http://www.geographynetwork.com/

•AWIPS Map Database
   •http://www.awips.noaa.gov/mapdata/newcat/
       Installing other GIS spatial data
                  on AWIPS
http://www.awips.noaa.gov/mapdata/newcat/papers/agmgfaq.htm#Question_5
                      FFMP Information
• Michael Mercer
  NWS National Flash Flood Project Coordinator
  NWS/OCWWS/Hydrologic Services Division
  (301)713-0006 x162
• FFMP List Server
  http://infolist.nws.noaa.gov/scripts/lyris.pl?enter=awips-ffmp&text_mode=0&lang=english

• FFMP website (MDL): FFMP Users Guide, Tutorial, DRT
  Instructions, and Forced FFG Utility Users Guide:
  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/ffmp/index.htm
• NOAA Coastal Service Center (GIS Training)
  http://www.csc.noaa.gov

								
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