PRISM Live Maps Preview
The review release of the PRISM mapping system became available in June 2006. This interactive mapping system presents wind, wave, current and sea temperature forecasts to site visitors and specialist users. You can access the system by clicking on the image below.
Below are a few preview images of how the system looks. We hope you find the system of value and welcome your feedback.
The first image below shows the basic user interface of the PRISM mapping system with the map layer list on the right side. Locations illustrated by green circles mark areas where specific time series graphs will be available. Please note of four icons in the top right corner providing model status report, feedback form, disclaimer text and help. Below is drop down list used for date and time selection.
The mapping system will have many features to allow a user to understand the data presented to them. The map legend, as seen here on the right side is a fundamental feature of any mapping system.
The system will have a login area for specialist users where certain users can access data that requires specific expertise to interpret appropriately.
The user interface will also include an index map, seen here on the right hand side. The index map will show your view position on the map in the context of the full Irish Sea. This is useful when zoomed in to a small area.
This image shows a floating window that will allow users to select the time series data of interest to them.
Time series data is visualised by Macromedia Flash technology and allows us zooming, panning and printing. A user can also change selected location and selected graph by two drop down list provided.
Views of the different zoom levels in the area of the Dublin Bay. Users will be able to pan and zoom freely around the map.