Version 15 (modified by mggr, 16 years ago) (diff)


Data Delivery

It may be worth printing this page out and ticking each item to ensure they're done.


  • level 1 data that has been mapped to level 3 successfully and verified as correctly geolocated (as far as possible).
  • flight logsheet


One per line, with vectors overlaid? Need to specify what we want to see in these.


Once a dataset has been prepared for burning and delivery, a second person should go over it, checking for typos, etc. They should also test out the level 3 processing command for one or more of the level 1 files and confirm it works. All level 1 files should be looked at visually (ideally in all bands).

Fill in the other stuff we do/should do here

  • replace any Unix-upsetting characters (spaces, brackets, etc) in filenames

Preparation of data for burning

A template file structure for the 2006 data delivery is at ~arsf/arsf_data/2006/delivery_template/. You need to create a copy on pmpc886 (where the DVD burner is). The easiest way to do this is to use a little script.

  1. ssh pmpc886
  2. ~arsf/usr/bin/ PROJECTCODE JULIANDAY
  3. change dir to the newly created delivery directory Note: this directory will be created in /tmp, which is automatically deleted after 3 days''
  4. Copy in:
    1. the level-1 files to lev1/
    2. the logsheet to logsheet/
    3. the screenshots to screenshots/
  5. edit the Read_Me.txt-MUST_EDIT file
    1. Appropriate pixel size
    2. Comments on the quality of the data and any specific problems encountered
    3. Ensure the text file is in Windows format (run unix2dos on it if necessary)
    4. (list of other things to change)
  6. Verification: get someone else to go through the verification steps in the section above
  7. copy the Read_Me.txt to the original project directory (~arsf/arsf_data/2006/...) as a backup and so we can refer to it later
  8. Burn the data
    1. create an iso image with mkisofs -R -udf -verbose -o /tmp/dvd.iso -V <ARSF-PROJECTCODE-JULIANDAY> <delivery_directory>
    2. test the iso with sudo mount -o ro,loop /tmp/dvd.iso /mnt/tmp - mounts to /mnt/tmp, go look at it, then unmount with sudo umount /mnt/tmp (yes, that is umount not unmount)
    3. if it's ok, burn to CD/DVD with sudo cdrecord dev=/dev/dvdwriter -sao fs=100m driveropts=burnfree -v /tmp/dvd.iso
    4. clean up with rm /tmp/dvd.iso

Final steps

  1. Get someone else to check the DVD
  2. Print out cover letter, instructions (Readme?)
  3. Post to user
  4. Create a trac support ticket noting that the data has been delivered and that we should contact the user in a week to ensure it's arrived and is ok