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1 Implementation of CAP by U.S. National Weather Service Ron Jones Office of the Chief Information Officer Internet Services Branch NOAAs National Weather Service

2 Early efforts for XML format Early efforts for XML format Severe weather watches/warnings/advisories made available via Internet in RSS – 2003/2004 Very popular with usersVery popular with users RSS feeds by state, county, and aggregated national feedsRSS feeds by state, county, and aggregated national feeds Updated every 2 to 3 minutesUpdated every 2 to 3 minutes

3 CAP 1.0 CAP 1.0 Common Alerting Protocol 1.0 offered significant improvements over RSS CAP format begun as experimental format 2004/2005CAP format begun as experimental format 2004/2005 Public coments accepted on format through 2007Public coments accepted on format through 2007 CAP 1.0 continues as experimental serviceCAP 1.0 continues as experimental service

4 HazCollect HazCollect HazCollect Project utilizes NOAA/NWS infrastrcuture to disseminate hazardous situation messages from local emergency management offcials NWS continues to work with HazCollect project to aggregate CAP messages into NWS datastreamNWS continues to work with HazCollect project to aggregate CAP messages into NWS datastream Internet page display of warnings as well as transmission over local NOAA Weather Radio transmittersInternet page display of warnings as well as transmission over local NOAA Weather Radio transmitters

5 Migration to CAP 1.1 Migration to CAP 1.1 CAP 1.1 features more detailed pre-parsing of NWS products than previously available and also feature ATOM based index feeds. Posted as experimental service mid-2008Posted as experimental service mid-2008 Public comments accepted through Decembr 1, 2008Public comments accepted through Decembr 1, 2008 Messages offered in CAP, Atom, and RSS formatsMessages offered in CAP, Atom, and RSS formats –Feeds make use of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) to describe how files encoded in the XML standard are to be formatted or transformed for display by your web browser. It is expected these CAP 1.1 feeds will replace the current CAP 1.0 feeds by December 2009.It is expected these CAP 1.1 feeds will replace the current CAP 1.0 feeds by December 2009.

6 Medium and long range goals Medium and long range goals Much progress has been made in offering severe weather watches, warnings, and advisiories in CAP format; however, there is still much work to be accomplished Creation of bulletins in CAP, not parsed from text bulletinCreation of bulletins in CAP, not parsed from text bulletin Push of CAP feeds vs PullPush of CAP feeds vs Pull Improved use of CAP by local authoritiesImproved use of CAP by local authorities

7 CAP feeds available CAP feeds available CAP 1.0 feedsCAP 1.0 feeds CAP 1.1 feedsCAP 1.1 feeds Information on Atom formatInformation on Atom format –Atom Syndication Format


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