Data management in hydrology and other fields is facilitated with functions to enter and modify data in a database according to the Observations Data Model (ODM) standard by CUASHI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science). While this data model has been developed in hydrology, it is also useful for other fields. RObsDat helps in the setup of the database within one of the free database systems MariaDB, PostgreSQL or SQLite. It imports the controlled water vocabulary from the CUASHI web service and provides a smart interface between the analyst and the database: Already existing data entries are detected and duplicates avoided. The data import function converts different data table designs to make import simple. Cleaning and modifications of data are handled with a simple version control system. Variable and location names are treated in a user friendly way, accepting and processing multiple versions. When querying data from the database, it is stored in a spacetime objects within R for subsequent processing.
|Date of publication||2016-03-31 22:27:32|
|Maintainer||Dominik Reusser <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
addCV: Extend controlled vocabularies
addDataValues: Add, delete or modify data to the observations database
addISOMetadata: Functions to provide reference to data sources
addOffsetType: Add detail information about Offset.
addQualityControlLevel: Add Quality metadata vocabulary
addSite: Add detail information about the observation site
addSpatialReferences: Add spatial reference system
addSynonym: Add a synonym for one of the entries in any meta data table
addUnits: Extend controlled vocabulary for units.
addVariable: Add an entry to the variables table
assembleDataWhereClause: Internal functions to generate a where clause for access to...
check.version: Internal function: check if database connection is present...
chr2date: Internal: Convert character to date object and guess time...
expandVar: Internal: make sure meta data information can be processed in...
exportSynonyms: Transfer synonyms
getDataValues: Retrieve data from the observations database
getMetadata: Get information about meta data
inherited_stfdf: Internal: Class inherited stfdf
odm1_1-class: Classes '"odm1_1"' and '"odm1_1Ver"'
odm.close: Open standard SQLite database delivered with the package and...
reload: Internal functions: helping to do things
RObsDat-package: R-Package to the observations Data Model from CUAHSI