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Monitoring Data

This page provide some additional information about the main features of the interface, as well as some practical examples of its application. It's also mentioned the technological basis on which this solution is based.

THE INITIAL WINDOW

Figure 1

Figure 1 - Appearance of the initial window that lets you select the monitoring station on the map.

1 - Hyperlinks that allows you to switch between the "Map" and "List" views.
2 - Listbox to select the type of desired monitoring station.
3 - Map where the monitoring stations are represented with a red.
4 - Informative textbox that will indicate the name of the monitoring station over which the mouse cursor will be positioned.


THE GRAPHICAL INTERFACE

This is the initial window of the interface, which lets you select the desired monitoring station through its location on the map.

The user uses this listbox to select the type of monitoring station and use the map to select the desired station by clicking with the left mouse button on the corresponding red circle. By moving the mouse cursor over each of the red circles represented on the map, the user is informed of the name/designation of the station in question, information provided in a small textbox in the lower left corner of the window (Figure 1).

As an alternative, the user may choose the desired monitoring station through a list of stations, organized by type and name. To do this just click on the "List" hyperlink, which allows you to access to the window illustrated in Figure 2. That this window is also used to choose the query parameters and see the results on a chart.

Figure 2

Figure 2 - Appearance of the main window that allows you to specify the search parameters and see the results.

1 - Hyperlinks that allows you to switch between the "Map" and "List" views.
2 - Listbox to select the type of desired monitoring station.
3 - Listbox to select the desired monitoring station, through their name/designation.
4 - Listbox to select the parameter to be displayed in the chart.
5 - Listbox to select the range of values to represent in the chart.
6 - Graphic representation of the data in accordance with the parameters specified in the search options.
7 - Button that allows you to access to the monitoring data on a table.
8 - Button that allows you to access to a statistical summary of the selected data series.
9 - Button that allows you to access to a small report about the selected data series.


In the left section of the window the user can choose the type of desired monitoring station. Then the user selects (in the listbox named by "Location/name of the Station") the desired station from among those that are part of the list provided. Once the user have selected the type and name of the station, he should also choose the parameter to query. Because some data series are very extensive and could be desirable to see only a portion of the registered data, such as the last 100 records, there is a last listbox filter that allows to choose the range of values to be represented in the chart.

At the top of the left section of the window there are three buttons that allows the user to access to the monitoring data on a table format, statistical summary or a simple report, respectively. So, the first button makes available a new window where are listed all the records of the selected data series, with the possibility of printing or exporting the results to Microsoft Excel (Figure 3).

Figure 3

Figure 3 - Access to the monitoring data on a table format.


The second button allows the user to access a window that provides some statistic data about the selected data series (Figure 4).

Figure 4

Figure 4 - Statistical summary of the selected data series.


At last, and as already mentioned before, the third button automatically generate a small report with information about the selected data series. This report can be considered a compilation of all the information that is available in the interface, containing not only information about the station, but also the data series in chart and table (Figure 5).

Figure 5

Figure 5 - Partial content of the report automatically generated by the application.


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

This web interface is based on a Web Server (eg, Apache), a Database Server (eg, MySQL), the PHP programming language, on SVG (a XML-based vector image format) and on AnyChart data visualization solution.

Apache Server MySQL PHP SVG AnyChart

On the "client machine" side, the following requirements are recommended:

- Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or above (compatibility with other web browsers is currently not guaranteed).
- For Internet Explorer 9 and 10 it's recommend the use of the "Compatible view".
- Browser configuration: plug-in Adobe SVG Viewer installed.
- Browser configuration: JavaScript enabled.
- Browser configuration: pop-up blocker disabled.


DATA SOURCE

This interface is based on information previously collected, treated and stored on the database. The information update should be performed with appropriate database management tools.


WORKING GROUP RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERFACE

Prof. Doutor José Manuel Pereira Vieira

Prof. Doutor José Luís da Silva Pinho

Eng. José Araújo

Eng. Rui Pinho

Dra. Andrea Ribeiro








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