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EDC – Standalone Mode
(for use without ESRI ArcGIS)

The “Environmental Data Connector Standalone Module” provides the front-end capabilities of the EDC independent of ArcGIS. It provides a GUI to browse THREDDS catalogs or OPENDAP directories, to subset the selected data in space and time, and to download the data as a netcdf file.

The EDC Standalone Module will work on any computer with Java 1.5.


  • Download EDC Standalone zipped file

  • Unzip the file

  • Change directory into the EDC_Standalone directory

  • For Unix/Mac computers Type ./launchEDC.sh to launch the EDC

  • For Windows computers, launch the launchEDC.bat file

  • Select a URL and click 'connect' or 'direct access' to see available datasets

  • Selected datasets will be downloaded as a netcdf file into the EDC_Standalone directory

  • Download EDC Standalone
    For use without ArcGIS
    Updated 01/04/12

    Download EDC User’s Guide
    Updated 05/16/08