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wdb:start [2007-11-30 12:29:43]
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wdb:start [2011-07-01 10:52:58]
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 ====== WDB ====== ====== WDB ======
  
-WDB is a database system designed to store **W**eather ​and **W**ater data (also referred to as MHO - Meteorological,​ Hydrological,​ and Oceanographic) data in a PostgreSQL database management server.+WDB is a database system designed to store meteorological,​ hydrological ​and oceanographic ​(MHO) data in a PostgreSQL database management server. The purpose of the WDB system is to improve the quality and effectiveness of IT systems for MHO production by providing a flexible and effective data storage solution for real-time and archive data.
  
 +The WDB system consists of a database server system including a read/write interface to the database, a set of loading programs for inserting various types of MHO data into the system, and a http product generator.
 +
 +
 +===== WDB Features =====
 +
 +  * **Decode and store meteorological and oceanographic forecast fields**
 +    * WDB has loading programs to load forecasts, analysis, wave and circulations models stored in GRIB1 and FELT format. Metadata is provided for HIRLAM fields
 +
 +  * **Flexible retrieval interface**
 +    * The WDB Call Interface (WCI) allows the extraction of entire fields or points (time-series) from the database using an SQL-based function interface.
 +    * WCI is compatible with C++; it should be usable in C, Java, Perl, Python, and Fortran as well (however, these interfaces are not yet tested).
 +
 +  * **Open Source**
 +    * WDB is licensed under [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​old-licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GPL2]] or (at your option) any later version.
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Get WDB =====
 +
 +The latest release of WDB is version 1.0.1. WDB has been in limited usage as a forecast archive since version 0.6.0 released in March 2008. WDB entered full production usage on [[http://​www.yr.no|yr.no]] with version 0.7.8 at the end of February 2009. Currently, the [[http://​www.yr.no|yr.no]] website is run on a backbone of WDB servers.
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 +You can access the WDB source code on [[http://​github.com/​wdb|github]].
 +
 +To subscribe to release information about WDB, register on Freshmeat and subscribe to [[http://​freshmeat.net/​projects/​wdb|WDB]].
 +
 +
 +===== Help =====
 +
 +The [[Mailing Lists]] should be your first stop if you have problems with WDB.
 +
 +[[http://​sourceforge.net/​search/?​group_id=214820&​type_of_search=mlists|Search the mailing list archives]] to see if your problem has been answered before. If you are unable to find a response that helps you, post your questions to the appropriate mailing list (non-subscribers can post). For questions not concerning the development of WDB, use the [[http://​sourceforge.net/​mailarchive/​forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-users|WDB Users]] mailing list.
 +
 +
 +===== Development =====
 +
 +WDB is an open-source project; we welcome contributions to the code and we will help you get more involved, if you want to be. Use the [[developers]] section on the left, and post your questions, ideas, and suggestions to the [[http://​sourceforge.net/​mailarchive/​forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-development|WDB Development]] mailing list.
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 +
 +~~NOTOC~~
wdb/start.txt · Last modified: 2012-11-12 19:09:24 by michaeloa