The ARMAP 3D Viewer has been formally launched with refinements such as: custom navigation, multiple high-res. basemaps, and advanced visualization as well as improvements to Help, the Time Slider, near real-time ship tracks, and more. This is a massive step forward for the user experience. Please take a look (by clicking on “Launch Viewer”) and let us know what you think.
The ARMAP/AOV Team presented at the Third Polar Data Forum and participated in hackathons for semantics and federated search.
The team has recommended formation of an “Interoperable Network Description Working Group”, as described in our white paper for the upcoming Arctic Observing Summit 2020, entitled “Optimizing Arctic Observing Through Interoperable Information Sharing Across Networks”. This new working group might be established under an international coordinating body, the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative. Please let us know if you have any feedback on this as it moves forward.
The ARMAP/AOV Team is exploring options for displaying near real-time ship tracks and positions in the Viewers, through subscriptions for AIS feeds with some additional coding. A particular focus for the near future is to display information for the Polarstern, which is currently locked in Arctic sea ice as part of the MOSAiC expedition.