STOQS - Reasons to Use (Presented at the AGU Annual Conference 2017 Data Help Desk)
datasetposted on 25.01.2018 by Mike McCann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
STOQS (Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System) is a geospatial database software package designed for providing efficient access to in situ oceanographic measurement data. This efficient data access capability enables development of advanced visualization and analysis tools. One of them in wide use is a web-based user interface that follows Ben Shneiderman’s mantra (Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand) for exploring collections of observational data.