NOAA's Weather and Climate Toolkit

Export Formats

Current Vector Export Formats:

Current Raster Grid Export Formats:

Google Earth (KML/KMZ):

  • The standard KMZ Export feature produces KML/KMZ format files which contain a georeferenced 'rendered' image overlay in PNG format. Unlike the Raster Grid Export Formats, the PNG image contains colors, not the actual data values.
  • The '3D' KMZ Export of Weather Radar files produces KML/KMZ format files which contain a georefereced 'rendered' image overlay draped on a COLLADA model representing the center of the Radar beam height.
  • The Isosurface KMZ Export of 3D Weather Radar or Gridded files produces KML/KMZ format files containing polygons representing the 3D surface.