Creating Isolines (Contours) from grid data – part I

(if you want to see code – check part II)

Since this is my first post, I thought I’d start with something I could not find anywhere on the net – an algorithm for taking gridded data (for example, in GRIB format), and turn it into contour line vectors.
I needed this type of algorithm when I wanted to add a meteorological layer to our GIS application. After some digging, I found some data sources I could use to get current wind speed and direction, waves height, and barometric data.

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