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Connecting Google Earth and Maps to NDFD Web Services



Google Earth: Import NDFD Data from a File into Google Earth
Google Maps: Import NDFD Data from a KML file stored on the web



Using NDFD Data Wrapped in KML





Using NDFD Data Wrapped in KML and Posted to the Worldwide Web



    Google Maps allows users to import KML from a URL. Users can open a NDFD KML file by pasting the KML file's URL into the "Search the map" text box.  See the image below.

    Google Maps Web Page

    Once the URL is entered in the text box, click on the "Search Maps" button. After a few moments, the KML file's contents will be displayed.  See the image below.

    Google Maps Web Page with NDFD data

    Users can experiment with a sample file containing a wind speed forecast for selected cities from across the United States.
    http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/docs/sample_NDFD_KML.kml

    To retrieve the NDFD data enoded in KML, on the following page, click on "NDFD Data Encoded in GML for Single Time" (or "for Time Period") and choose "Ndfd_KmlPoint" as the Feature.

    http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/SOAP_server/ndfdXML.htm

 

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