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Title GCE Data Toolbox: Metadata-driven Software for Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Synthesis
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The effort required to process, document, and quality control raw data from sensors is often a limiting step in bringing environmental data online. Similarly, the effort required to find, download and refactor data collected by others can prove limiting in large-scale synthesis efforts. However, the GCE Data Toolbox (MATLAB-based software developed at the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER) has proven effective in overcoming both of these barriers. This software can automate processing of data collected by a wide variety of data logger systems, from initial acquisition through quality control and distribution of documented data sets and plots. It is equally adept at harvesting and integrating existing data from national monitoring programs and environmental databases (e.g. LTER ClimDB/HydroDB, USGS NWIS, NOAA NCDC, NOAA NERR). This poster provides a brief overview of this software, which is freely available under an open source license.

Contributor Wade M. Sheldon

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Poster: GCE Data Toolbox: Metadata-driven Software for Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Synthesis. Environmental Information Management Conference 2011, September 28-29, 2011, Santa Barbara, California.

Key Words control, LTER-IMC, MATLAB, quality, sensors, software, synthesis
File Date 2011
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.