The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is switching from proprietary data formats to open Internet standards.
NOAA opens data by Aliya Sternstein, Federal Computer Week,
Dec. 6, 2004.
For years, information from the National Weather Service has been distributed by private data companies such as AccuWeather. Critics of the system say taxpayers, in effect, paid twice for the data: once with their tax dollars, and again through fees to the commercial provider.
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- NOAA ISSUES NEW PARTNERSHIP POLICY NOAA Magazine Dec. 1, 2004
- Who Owns the Weather? by Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy and Technology Associate Director, July 28, 2004
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