NOAA Web Applications
I work as a contractor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. My primary work
involves a technology called LIDAR, which provides high-density
topographic map of the Earth's surface. Our primary interest is in
the topography of the nations beaches.
Most of my work with this data set involves making it available on
the Web, and providing on-line tools for manipulating geographic coordinates.
Many people are interested in LIDAR for use with GIS - I am not a GIS
expert, but I can do programming support and data development for GIS
users pretty well.
- The project
home page - Contains lots of information about the data, it's uses, etc.
- LIDAR Data
Retrieval Tool - A tool I co-developed with a very capable
programmer, which allows anyone to download raw data or false-color
images of coastal topography.
- Point Projector
Tool - A CGI-based tool I developed a couple of years ago to
project coordinates to and from State Plane and UTM projection
Converter Tool - a Java applet/CGI based tool that is essentially
a souped up version of the Point Projector Tool.