Unidata embarks on new projects to help make its data and tools available to a broader, more diverse audience. The following are a list of IDV-related projects between the Unidata Program Center and external collaborators.
The GEON Integrated Data Viewer (GEON IDV) is an extension of the Unidata IDV for exploration of complex three-dimensional data in geophysics. The GEON IDV is created and maintained by UNAVCO with funsing provided by the GEON Open Collaborative Project. Modified for the use in solid earth sciences, the GEON IDV is a 3-Dimensional and 4-Dimensional tool to display and explore any data located on the Earth, inside the Earth, or above the Earth's surface. Most any earth-mapped data, including data with depth extent below or above the surface, can be seen in the GEON IDV. The GEON IDV can show data for any area on the earth, any map projection, and any vertical scale, with time animation controls.More about the GEON IDV
McIDAS-V is a free, open source, visualization and data analysis software package built in collaboration between the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and Unidata. The new McIDAS, dubbed McIDAS-V, is based on the SSEC-developed VisAD software and the Unidata Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) reference application and library. This Java-based system includes the capabilities and output products of the current McIDAS-X and the new powerful processing, analysis and display capabilities of the VisAD and IDV libraries.More about McIDAS-V
The Tropical Cyclone version of the IDV (TC-IDV) provides an integrated system for tropical cyclone research and operational application. This system is being jointly developed by the Unidata Program Center and the Shanghai Typhoon Institute (STI) of Shanghai Meteorological Bureau (SMB). The TC-IDV includes capabilities to visualize tropical cyclone tracks from multiple forecasting ways (e.g., models, forecast centers), to compare the position and intensity among the different forecasting ways, and to integrate this information with other types of data (satellite, radar, model, etc). An outgrowth of this work is the ability to display and analyze the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting (ATCF) data from the National Hurricane Center in the IDV.More about the Tropical Cyclone IDV