[SciPy-user] Argos data

David Huard david.huard@gmail....
Fri Nov 9 11:49:08 CST 2007


Thanks guys,

I'm pretty new at this, so I realize I should have mentioned it's data from
an Ice Mass Balance buoy. The files I got are just text files  with lines
describing the satellite pass, then the buoy position and a hexadecimal
number for each sensor (temperature profile in the ice, water and air,
pressure). They are downloaded from argos-system using a telnet script in a
format called PRV,DS (poetic, isn't ir ?) Writing a script to parse all this
is not necessarily complicated, but I'm guessing it has already been done,
though maybe not in python. Something for the dataset scikit, maybe ?


Cheers,

David




2007/11/9, Vincent Schut <schut@sarvision.nl>:

David Huard wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there someone working with Argos satellite data ? I'd need some
> > utility to process the data files and wanted to know what are the
> > existing tools.
>
> >From quick investigation it is netCDF?
> I'd recommend checking out gdal: an open source C library for
> reading/writing a multitude of geospatial raster formats, including
> stuff like projection info etc. It has a very active community with
> great support (have a look at the mailing list archives!), even for
> implementing new features/data formats if necessary. And best of all, it
> has pretty good python bindings which will allow you to very easy read
> (part of) your data into a numpy array.
>
> OK, enough propaganda. Have a look yourself: www.gdal.org.
>
> Cheers,
> Vincent.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
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