OpenWIS is an implementation of the WMO Information System.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has been working for several years towards upgrading its global infrastructure to support all of its international programmes of work, both operational and research-based, to collect, share and disseminate information. The new infrastructure is called the WIS, the WMO Information System, and identifies three top-level functions. These are:
All three functions contribute to the circulation of priority data, system wide security, monitoring and implementation of WMO data policies. GISCs and DCPCs allow the Discovery Access and Retrieval of data, products and services offered by WIS Centres, but GISCs offer a global view of this information and provide distributed and resilient access to critical data and products.
OpenWIS aims to perform the three functions required by the WMO Information System that is, GISC, DCPC and NC.
This site is based on GeoNetwork opensource .
GeoNetwork opensource is a standardized and decentralized spatial information management environment, designed to enable access to geo-referenced databases, cartographic products and related metadata from a variety of sources, enhancing the spatial information exchange and sharing between organizations and their audience, using the capacities of the internet. This approach of geographic information management aims at facilitating a wide community of spatial information users to have easy and timely access to available spatial data and to existing thematic maps that might support informed decision making.