Quality control of enviromental measurement data with quality flagging

Mauno Rönkkö, Okko Kauhanen, Markus Stocker, Harri Hytönen, Ville Kotovirta, Esko Juuso, Mikko Kolehmainen

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    We discuss quality control of environmental measurement data. Typically, environmental data is used to compute some specific indicators based on models, historical data, and the most recent measurement data. For such a computation to produce reliable results, the data must be of sufficient quality. The reality is, however, that environmental measurement data has a huge variation in quality. Therefore, we study the use of quality flagging as a means to perform both real-time and off-line quality control of environmental measurement data. We propose the adoption of the quality flagging scheme introduced by the Nordic meteorological institutes. As the main contribution, we present both a uniform interpretation for the quality flag values and a scalable Enterprise Service Bus based architecture for implementing the quality flagging. We exemplify the use of the quality flagging and the architecture with a case study for monitoring of built environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnvironmental Software Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructures, Services and Applications
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-15994-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15993-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2015 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 25 Mar 201527 Mar 2015
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


    Conference11th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2015
    Abbreviated titleISESS 2015


    • quality control
    • quality flagging
    • enterprise service bus
    • environmental data
    • built environment


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