Keywords

Open-source hardware, Sensors, Environmental monitor, Open-source software

Location

Session A2: Sharing Scientific Environmental Data and Models

Start Date

18-6-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

18-6-2014 10:20 AM

Abstract

Environmental data are critical to understanding environmental phenomena. This paper describes the design and development of a low-cost environmental monitoring system including sensor, data logger, and transmitter using several low-cost, open-source, mass-produced components. The system is connected to the open source Hydrologic Information System (HIS) software created by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences Inc. (CUAHSI) through a web service interface to the HIS HydroServer Lite. It is expected that this connection will enable the ingestion into the CUAHI HIS of near-real-time data collected by our low-cost device or similar devices through HydroServer. By publishing data in this way, it becomes discoverable through the GIS-based CUAHSI tools, HydroDesktop and HydroShare. Additionally, because it follows Water ML encoding, open hardware data stored in the HIS can be included in international catalogues such as the Global Earth Observation System of System (GEOSS) catalogue.

 
Jun 18th, 9:00 AM Jun 18th, 10:20 AM

Open-Hardware Meets Open Software for Environmental Monitoring

Session A2: Sharing Scientific Environmental Data and Models

Environmental data are critical to understanding environmental phenomena. This paper describes the design and development of a low-cost environmental monitoring system including sensor, data logger, and transmitter using several low-cost, open-source, mass-produced components. The system is connected to the open source Hydrologic Information System (HIS) software created by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences Inc. (CUAHSI) through a web service interface to the HIS HydroServer Lite. It is expected that this connection will enable the ingestion into the CUAHI HIS of near-real-time data collected by our low-cost device or similar devices through HydroServer. By publishing data in this way, it becomes discoverable through the GIS-based CUAHSI tools, HydroDesktop and HydroShare. Additionally, because it follows Water ML encoding, open hardware data stored in the HIS can be included in international catalogues such as the Global Earth Observation System of System (GEOSS) catalogue.