Thanks to ncWMS2, now we are able to visualize output from unstructured meshes! Take a look at the following link that shows data from the coastal model ADCIRC and OWGIS.
The next version of OWGIS will display vector fields with live streamlines! Following the ideas of Cameron Beccario and his great world visualization tool earth, OWGIS is now able to display winds and currents as streamlines. Besides the initial idea of Cameron, OWGIS changes the resolution of the data depending on the area been visualized... if you zoom in you get higher resolutions.
It also allows for displaying the streamlines together with animations forming path lines that follow the vector fields through time. Finally the streamlines can be displayed at different depths if the data contain multiple depths.
As an example take a look at this awesome project that shows the global currents from the HYCOM ocean model using OWGIS.
ncWMS 2 is here to stay! We finally have support for ncWMS 2, this means that we can have streamlines natively from any vector fiedl served from ncWMS 2.
In order to use it just add the following attribute into your layer declaration ncWMStwo="true".
And remember to download the latest version of OWGIS from our git repository
OWGIS has been refactored to use OpenLayers 3, CSS3, canvas animations and more!.
In addition to these new features, the configuration of OWGIS 2 has been noticeably modified from the previous version. Additional information on OWGIS 2 can be found here.
We will start updating this website to include tutorails for OWGIS 2.
The following image shows the new look for some of the controls in OWGIS 2.
You can see the paper at Environmental Modeling Software!.
Please reference the published paper in any other publication which uses OWGIS to create Web GIS sites.