SR SSD 2000-34
12/2000

Technical Attachment

AWIPS Local Applications Database

Edward Mandel
Local Applications Working Group

On November 22, 2000, the AWIPS Local Application Database (LAD) reached another milestone. Just two months after reaching the 100th local application mark, the LAD reached the 300 application milestone. This time the honor goes to Dennis Blodin (LBF) for submitting cleandatalogsxt3.pl. This application is an automated log cleaning script. Any log files owned by textdemo on WS3 which are older than one day within the directories /data/logs/fxa/display and /data/logs/fxa are removed automatically by this Perl script. Thanks to Dennis and all the other developers who have submitted local applications to the database.

Here are some other interesting statistics from the LAD. As of November 30, 2000, the LAD contained 365 local applications and 132 developers had registered with the LAD. More than 97 sites have at least one application registered to the LAD. What is the most popular (registered) application?

It appears XNOW has overtaken D2DtoGIF as the most registered application and Day 6-7 Forecast Generator 1.0 has cracked the Top 15. Here are the current rankings, with the number of sites shown by parentheses and last month's ranking shown in the last column.

1. XNOW (45) 3
2. D2D to GIF (36) 1
3. Tafver (29) 2
4. Soover2000 (25) 7
5. LSR4AWIPS (23) 4
6. CAFÉ (21) 9
7. SCD/SDO Formatter (20) 5
8. Big Daddy Weather Calc (18) 6
9. Ezshef (17) 7
10. LPA - Lightning Prox Alert (15) 13
11. PreprocessSWR.pl (13) 10
12. Big Earl's Weather Getter (12) 10
12. AGRID 1.02 (12) 15
12. Day 6-7 Forecast Gen 1.0 (12) -
15. AWIPS Verify (11) 15
15. Sysadmin (11) 10

Honorable mention: Profiler Hodographs (10), AWIPS Local ASOS Realtime Alarm (9), Aviation Workstaion (9), and TAFtrack (9).

All the above information can be found at the AWIPS Local Applications Development Web site (http://tgsv5.nws.noaa.gov/tdl/awips/) under "Application Database."