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Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System



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 78 of 192. 5.4 Implementation 5.4.1 Infrastructure The follOl"ling <"spects should be considered in establishing the infrastructure for the processing of generated data. ( i ) Equ i pItien t. The processing requirements above can be met using in house desktop or laptop computers. In the short term, the small scale data generating capacity (one test pumping unit, five remote site units intermittently ) could conceivably be handled by a single additional computer (assuming that all current machiw3s are fully committed). In the longer term, consideration t;o the processing time and number of stations to be processed "Nill dictate the need for upgrading of this capacity. The required software has already been obtained. This includes spreadsheet programmes, 'DATMAN and LOGIN', and a number of groundwater analysis packages to facilitate on site or desktop analysis. Installation of the 'HYDSYSiGW' database system is expected in the longer term and the need for a revision of processing procedures should be assessed at that time. (ii) Processing Procedure Guidelines. Guidelines need to be formulated \vith regards to conventional retrieved data format (ie. for incoming and ston,d data), a methodology for data processing, and a storage medium to which data may be finally downloaded. (iii) sta:Efing. Primary processing of data generated from the test pumping area should be conducted by the field personnel. The capability for on-site processing of data (ie. manipulation for O:.l1e re-calibration and correction of data) is a requisite to field assessment and evaluation of parameters using

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