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12-07-2018
ADAGUC Workshop 21-23 November 2018
KNMI organizes a 3-day workshop to provide hands-on experience with the ADAGUC software suite.
12-05-2017
ADAGUC Workshop 7 June 2017
KNMI organizes a 1-day workshop to provide hands-on experience with the ADAGUC software suite. Please check the announcement for the programme and how to signup.
12-05-2016
EGU, Geobuzz and Eumetsat
The latest presentations and posters from EGU, Geobuzz and Eumetsat have been added. See the presentations section here.
30-03-2015
ADAGUC Workshop 17-19 June 2015
KNMI organizes a 3-day workshop to provide hands-on experience with the ADAGUC software suite. Please check the announcement for the programme and how to signup.
03-11-2014
Application of polar orbiters with Pytroll and ADAGUC
Demonstration of Pytroll and ADAGUC displaying Suomi NPP Viirs. Read more here.
20-06-2013
Results ADAGUC Workshop 2013
KNMI has organized a 3-day workshop to get hands-on experience with the ADAGUC software suite: workshop June 2013.
16-04-2013
ADAGUC Workshop 17-19 June 2013
KNMI organizes a 3-day workshop to get hands-on experience with the ADAGUC software suite. Please read the announcement for the programme and how to signup.
29-03-2013
ADAGUC and OGC at KNMI
Status of ADAGUC and OGC services at KNMI.
18-09-2012
Launch of MSGCPP website
Launch of new website offering real-time MSG-CPP products using ADAGUC technology: http://msgcpp.knmi.nl/.
16-05-2010
Update of the precipitation service
The radar precipitation service has been updated. Besides better compliance to the WMS 1.1.1 specification, the Google Maps projection is now supported.
28-04-2009
ADAGUC presentations at EGU 2009
The ADAGUC presentations given at the EGU in Vienna are now online. You can access them here.
02-04-2009
Radar precipitation service available
The KNMI radar precipitation composite is now available in realtime through the ADAGUC services. The service can be found here.

16-02-2009
ADAGUC Products Standard V1.1 is now available
The ADAGUC Product Standard document (v1.1) is now publicly available.
09-12-2008
Presentations ADAGUC workshop 2008 available online
The presentations can be found in the
documentation section
04-12-2008
Final ADAGUC workshop
December 4-5 at VU, Amsterdam.
Workshop Announcement
03-10-2008
ADAGUC Products Standard V1.0 is now available
The ADAGUC Product Standard document (v1.0) is now publicly available.
22-08-2008
ADAGUC driver on GDAL Wiki (v0.1)
In agreement with Frank Warmerdam Maarten Plieger created an ADAGUC wiki on osgeo.org where the ADAGUC GDAL NetCDF4 driver can be found.
28-04-2008
ADAGUC presentations at EGU 2008
The presentations of the ADAGUC talks and posters at the EGU in Vienna are now online. You can access them here.
13-04-2008
ADAGUC at EGU 2008 - General Assembly & Congress in Vienna
3 talks and 3 posters will be presented by ADAGUC members
11-04-2008
First ADAGUC demonstrator service is available
Example datasets can be viewed and downloaded here
21-12-2007
Use Case and User Requirements documents published
The use case document (v2.1) and user requirements document (v1.3) are now publically available: Use cases V2.1, User Requirements v1.3
23-04-2007
ADAGUC at the ENVISAT 2007 conference
At the ENVISAT symposium 2007 in Montreux a poster is presented with goals and status of ADAGUC
16-04-2007
ADAGUC at EGU General Assembly 2007 in Vienna
Goals and current status of ADAGUC will be presented in an oral presentation
13-03-2007
ADAGUC at National Geo Information Days in Rotterdam
ADAGUC presented 2 posters to the Dutch Geoinformation community in the former van Nelle factory in Rotterdam. more
08-12-2006
ADAGUC success in Geo-Connected
ADAGUC will receive an additional grant for a top-up project, dealing with climate and forecast data. The Geo-Connected tender has been issued by RGI to establish bridges between research programs.
01-11-2006
Presentations workshop 2006 online
The presentations of the ADAGUC workshop are now online. You can access them here.

ADAGUC software workshop June 2013

ADAGUC workshop 2013 - From data to service
ADAGUC software workshop 17-19 June 2013, KNMI, De Bilt.

The first ADAGUC software workshop was held on Monday 17 till Wednesday 19 June at KNMI. In total 13 participants from France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands joined up to get hands-on experience with the ADAGUC software suite.

ADAGUC is a geographical information system to visualize data via the web (see http://adaguc.knmi.nl). Much like an FTP service for data delivery, ADAGUC provides a WMS service for data visualization. The software can also visualize data from online data resources in the form of OpenDAP services, making it possible to visualize external OpenDAP datasets. The software has been released as open source (see http://dev.knmi.nl/projects/adaguc) in 2013.

The aim of the workshop was to get acquainted with the installation, configuration and use of the ADAGUC software, by creating a visualization of a favorite data set. For easy and quick exploration, a virtual image with pre-installed software and data was provided.

In three days the tools, both server and viewer components, were introduced to the participants. The participants were invited to evaluate the software for their own usage, to compare it to other GIS tools and to explore how the software works and what it does. The virtual machine was installed on most systems to provide a sandbox linux environment. Several participants managed to compile and install the software on their own laptop or remote machine, and were able to display visualizations of their own data in their own service. The software has been ported to Macintosh OS and was installed in an Amazon cloud server.

The biggest challenge was to get the input data in the right form. Although the software is able to read netCDF raster files complying to the Climate and Forecast (CF) conventions (http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/), in many cases the data did not fully comply with this standard. During the workshop several datasets were patched to make them CF compliant and usable with the ADAGUC software. During the workshop Python with the NetCDF4 library proved to be a great tool for making netCDF files CF compliant. For conversion from GRIB to NetCDF Fimex () proved very useful.

In conclusion we feel that the workshop was succesful in introducing the ADAGUC software to the participants. It also offered the ADAGUC devlopers a good opportunity to get feedback on the ADAGUC software from (potential) users.

Maarten Plieger
Ernst de Vreede

The original programme can be found here: ADAGUC_workshop_programme_2013-06.pdf.