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New Map Interface for NWS Point Forecast Pages       

Public Information Notice
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News Item Expires at: April 25, 2014

Subject: NWS Service Change Notice

NOUS41 KWBC 201959

Public Information Notice
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
400 PM EDT Thu Mar 20 2014

To:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

FROM:    Luis Cano
         Acting Director, OOS Operations Division
         Manager, NOAA Integration Dissemination Program (IDP)

SUBJECT: Soliciting Comments until April 25, 2014, on New Map
         Interface for NWS Point Forecast Pages

On Friday, March 14, 2014, the NWS Internet Dissemination System
(NIDS) changed the interactive map display and the location
search bar from Google Maps to the ESRI Maps service on:

This migration resulted in some functionality changes involving
topography and other map features as compared to the previous Google maps.

Accordingly, NWS is accepting comments through April 25, 2014,
on this changed service. We will analyze all comments and
enhance the map capability as appropriate and feasible within
the feature set of the ESRI Maps service.

Please submit comments to the following link:

For more information please contact:

  Kolly Mars
  NWS National Internet Dissemination Service Lead

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