Data from field instruments is increasingly being incorporated into Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This adds a geospatial component to time series data and permits analysis and display with other geospatial data. From the perspective of GIS analysis 2 issues are of importance: the first is the identification and description of the instrument location; the second is the description of the data stream from the sensor package and the access to that data for analysis and display. They are the basis for effective and proper use of the data from the instrumented site. To effectively use data captured from the instruments, information on the structure and contents of the database is required. Sensor data may then be carried into the GIS data base management system (DBMS) or accessed from the DBMS set up for the time series data. For effective use and application of the data, all require information on the parameters being captured. For GIS data, this information is described as elements in ASTM D-5714-95 Content Specifications for Geospatial Metadata. The focus of this paper is on the information needed for the management and application of time series data within a GIS environment and on relevant ASTM standards for data collection.

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    • Hansen, D T
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  • Publication Date: 1999-10


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 307-318

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  • Accession Number: 00794552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0803126042
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STP 1358
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2000 12:00AM