CubeView FY13

NextGen 4-D Weather Data Cube

CubeView is a data viewer reference implementation utilizing data and standards from the 4-D Weather Data Cube. CubeView displays data provided to the 4-D Cube by the NOAA National Weather Service, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, NCAR Research Applications Lab, MIT Lincoln Lab, NOAA Global Systems Division, and others. Standards used by CubeView include OGC WCS, OGC WFS, OGC GML, WXXM, NETCDF 4, and EbXML/EbRIM. For more information on the Weather Data Cube, see the links below.

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System Requirements

  • Java 1.7 or later, including Java Web Start
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A broadband Internet connection (cable/DSL or faster)

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Installation Help

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To use CubeView, you must have Java 7 (sometimes referred to as Java 1.7) installed, including Java Web Start. Java Web Start is a component of the standard Java download and facilitates running applications from the Internet.

  1. You must be logged in to your computer as an administrator, or have sufficient privileges to install software.
  2. Start your web browser and visit
  3. Click on the "Free Java Download" button to begin the download. On Microsoft Windows, this should automatically begin the download and installation of Java. On Linux, you may need to download the installer program to your local disk first, then run it. Separate instructions are provided for Apple/Mac users at this time.
  4. Once the installer begins, follow its directions. It is best to do a "typical" installation. There are links to installation instructions on the download page, if you need them.
  5. When the Java installation has completed, restart your browser and reload this page.
  6. Click on the "Launch CubeView" button that should now appear on the page.
  7. The application should begin downloading.
  8. The first time you download the application, you will get a security warning telling you that the application you are about to run was signed with NCAR's digital certificate. To accept the application, choose "Run."
  9. The application will then start. You're all finished!