[Live-demo] New project for OSGeo-live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 13:56:47 PDT 2013

Thank you Guy.
I've heard positive feedback about netCDF deployments for a few years 
now. I think it would be an excellent addition to OSGeo-Live.

+1 from me for inclusion.

On 11/06/13 19:43, Guy Griffiths wrote:
> I would like to propose adding a new application to OSGeo-Live:
> Name: ncWMS
> URL: http://www.resc.rdg.ac.uk/trac/ncWMS/
> License: BSD
> What it does: ncWMS is an implementation of a Web Map Server which can 
> read NetCDF files - a common format for distributing environmental data.
> Standards: ncWMS uses the WMS standards (v1.1.1 and v1.3.0).  The 
> focus is on providing a reliable server, but a mature client is also 
> included.  Some extensions to the WMS standard are used to provide 
> additional functionality, but a WMS client which adheres to the OGC 
> standards will be able to access the service.
> Language: Java (server), Javascript (client)
> Version to be included: 1.1
> Risk-averse: Both the UK Met Office and NOAA are ncWMS users who could 
> be considered risk-averse
> Size of user community: >1500 downloads of release candidates
> Size of developer community: Small core team (4-5 people) with 
> occasional bugfixes and enhancements from users.
> Bug free, stable release: Yes
> Level of testing: Release candidate versions have been on production 
> systems for 3+ years.  Internal testing is also performed prior to 
> each release.
> How long has project had mature code: +4 years.
> User interface: This is a webapp and so runs in Tomcat.  Both client 
> and server UI are web-based.
> Liaison: Myself (Guy Griffiths)
> Installation: Custom install script
> Run in 512MB RAM: Yes, although the amount of RAM used depends on the 
> amount of data loaded.  512MB will be sufficient for the live demo.
> Disk space: ~40MB + data
> Data: NetCDF data is required to demonstrate ncWMS.  Currently there 
> is no shared NetCDF data in OSGeo-live, but I will shortly send 
> another email to the list to discuss this.
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