Java OceanAtlas Application

Download and installation instructions

Java OceanAtlas (JOA) is a computer application written in Java. JOA and its support files must be installed on your computer. JOA cannot be opened/run from removable media such as a CD or DVD, nor can it be opened/run over a network.

So long as your computer operating system includes the requisite level of Java support, installing JOA is accomplished mainly by copying all the needed files from the source (disk or web site) to your computer’s hard drive, and seeing that the JOA application and its support files remain in a single folder/directory.

It is important that you use the version of JOA made to run on your computer’s operating system. There are versions of Java OceanAtlas compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.

Once you have installed JOA, you should have a folder/directory on your computer with these contents:

Mac

List of folders: bathymetry, coastlines, Example Data Files, Java OceanAtlas 5.0, JOA_Support, lexicon.txt, ndeditsettings.txt, temp

Windows

List of folders: bathymetry, coastlines, Example Data Files, Java OceanAtlas 5.0, JOA_Support, lexicon.txt, ndeditsettings.txt, temp

Most of these are essential - the JOA application itself will not run without information it looks for in some of the other files - and so all must be co-located in the same folder/directory on your computer.

IMPORTANT: Remember to COPY the Java OceanAtlas Application and support files to your hard drive to complete the installation process.

Support Files

Bathymetry Add-ins

If you would like to add higher-resolution ETOPO files, download any or all of these files and unzip them into the JOA_Support folder/subdirectory on your computer.

Java OceanAtlas contains ETOPO-60 and ETOPO-20 files. These are binary files extracted from ETOPO-5 with bathymetry and elevations at 5-minute spatial resolution.