Questions about sending data
Does Atlas retrieve data from data loggers?
No. Data must be sent to Atlas. This task is normally performed by a PC. The PC retrieves data from the logger and then fowards the data to Atlas.
What data formats does Atlas support?
Atlas currently supports the Atlas format, Campbell Scientific formats (array-based and table-based), and a Geodetic format. The VW MiniLogger is also supported, since it can output data in the Campbell format.
Custom input filters for other formats can be programmed on request.
Can users enter data manually?
Yes. Atlas provides a convenient way for users to enter data using their web browsers. This is useful for values that are not normally logged, such as fill height or standpipe water levels.
Atlas also provides a logbook so that users can enter project-related observations and photographs. Again, only a web browser is required.
Is internet service provided with Atlas?
No. The connection to the internet must be obtained from local internet service providers. Dial-up access to the internet is economical if there is already a telephone line to the site office. Cellular connections may also be an economical alternative in some locations.