Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System
Yin Foo, Des; Foley, Margaret
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Power and Water Authority
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Technical Report WRD92039 Viewed at 15:07:17 on 29/07/2010 Page 77 of 192. input. The progrd.m J LOGIN J create a gen'2ral data facilities for editing was designed as a pre-processor to input for J DATl"..AN' and contains of raw data. It currently reads downloaded raw data from the three logging systems on trial. with minor modification to accept direct keyboard input, it is considered the most efficient and user friendly method of data input. The advantages it provides include date prompting, time series ger:eration and time based ordering of data. A number of spreadsheet programs exist which could also be used to facilitate input of this data. For example, Lotusl-2-3, Symphony, DbaseIV, and Rbase are some of the programmes currently available. The exercise of clearing the current backlog should be allocated a stdff resource and a specific time frame in which to complete this work, otherwise tendered to contract. Input of this data via 'LOGIN' or either of the above spreadsheet program.mes will facilitate easy transfer to , HYDSYS!Glv' or some other groundwater database when available. General data including SWL, pump type and setting, available drawdown etc. should accompany this data on a text file or similar. This programme of data input should be attached to a separate project to computerise groundwater data. All subsequent manual and logged data from test pumping should be stored directly on a standardised or accepted storage mediQlJ1 and input by test pumping personnel as available. Guidelines stipulating convention for data presentation, processing and storage will need to be formulated in the short term. In pari;icular, the methodology for re-calibration and correction of logged data should be affirmed for both test pumping and monitoring data. Manual monitoring information already exists on a compu.terised database and the status of data input will remaln unchanged in the short term.
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