Evaluation completed 4 October 2005
An evaluation of the Aero Weather Application V2.2.0 against the ICAO SADIS Operations Group criteria gives the application a compliancy rating.
General Remark: It is understood that the Aero Weather application can receive data distributed via SADIS 1G, 2G and the SADIS FTP Service but live reception of data by these systems has not been evaluated to date.
|1. Display of OPMET data and other data types in text format||Y||OPMET displayed via user-defined lists.|
Display of ASHTAMs and NOTAMs related to volcanic ash not evaluated because of their non-availability at the time of the review. However, functionality to display messages is believed to exist.
|2. WAFS GRIB decoder and compliant display package||Y||Wind and Temperature charts produced automatically over all ICAO regions via simple drop-down lists. Resolution of plotted data configurable.|
|3. WAFS SWH and SWM BUFR decoder and compliant display package||Y||SIGWX charts produced automatically over all ICAO regions via simple drop down lists.|
|4. Display and ability to prompt users of the arrival of chart amendments||Y||Via Message Notification.|
|5. Display and ability to prompt users of the arrival of SADIS administrative messages||Y||Via Message Notification.|
|6. Display of tropical cyclone advisory statements||Y||Via Message Notification.|
|7. Display of volcanic ash advisory statements||Y||Via Message Notification.|
|8. Display of volcanic ash trajectory/dispersion charts||Y|
|9. Display bulletin contents from the WMO header||Y||Function fully available and extends to the display of decoded BUFR messages (into ASCII) and GRIB data.|
10. Display of Special AIREPs
|Y||Via Message Notification.|
|11. Ability to receive all the SADIS products via FTP from the SADIS FTP Service||Y||Evaluation carried out using data retrieved from SADIS FTP Service.|
|12. Ability to receive WAFS SIGWX charts in the PNG (portable network graphics) format from all three SADIS services, and display them using standard visualisation software.||Y|