Building rich and interactive web applications with CoverageJSON

Web browsers are becoming increasingly capable as visualisation and analysis platforms
Lots of tools and libraries are built around images and “simple features”
GeoJSON, KML, OpenLayers, Leaflet ...
Formats and tools for scientific / meteorological data are not always web-friendly
Complex, binary, desktop-oriented
Large variety, usually community-specific

=> Lots of people building ad-hoc solutions for web applications

We want to bring scientific data within the reach of more Web and mobile app developers
Web-friendly formats (i.e. JSON)
More powerful and reusable visualisation/analysis tools
Support for semantic content