addition to many national labs and centers. It is the primary tool for National
Weather Service forecasters. Instead of the typical contractor closed-source
and proprietary approach, we are developing the system using completely
open-source and free technologies. At the foundation of the weather workstation
is the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, which will allow far more flexibility and
extendability than the existing UNIX-platform dependent system.
The CAVE (Common AWIPS Visualization Environment) will bring together a
variety of disparate user interfaces into a common environment. A technology
demo of the system will be given showing:
- CAVE's OpenGL-based rendering system
- Core capabilities such as GIS visualization, collaboration and editing
- A quick look at the Eclipse extension points developed to build the platform
Prerequisites: A general understanding of Eclipse RCP
Christopher Hammack has worked for Raytheon IIS Space Systems division on a number of Weather-technology systems since 2004. He has been working with the Eclipse platform for the last 2 years. He holds a Masters and Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska.