The GOLM-database standard- a framework for time series data management based on free software

Mareike Eichler, Till Francke, David Kneis & Dominik E. Reusser
Monitoring and modeling projects usually involves time series data originating from different sources. Often, file formats, temporal resolution, and metadata documentation rarely adhere to a common standard. As a result, much effort is spent on converting, harmonizing, merging, checking, resampling, and reformatting these data. Moreover, in work groups or during the course of time, these tasks tend to be carried out redundantly and repeatedly, especially when new data becomes available. The resulting duplication of data...