Station metadata

wis2box is designed to support data ingest and processing of any kind. For observations, processing workflow typically requires station metadata to be present at runtime.

To manage your stations of interest, create a CSV file named metadata/station/station_list.csv in $WIS2BOX_HOST_DATADIR, specifying one line per station as follows:

BALAKA,0-454-2-AWSBALAKA,AWSBALAKA,Land (fixed),-14.983333,34.966666,618,Malawi,1
BENI-ABBES,0-20000-0-60602,60602,Land (fixed),30.12846,-2.14953,510,Algeria,1
IN-GUEZZAM,0-20000-0-60690,60690,Land (fixed),19.56388,5.74887,399,Algeria,1
MALOMO,0-454-2-AWSMALOMO,AWSMALOMO,Land (fixed),-13.14202,33.83727,1088,Malawi,1

This CSV file is used by wis2box data processing pipelines and is required before starting automated processing.


run the command wis2box metadata station publish-collection to publish your stations as a collection to the wis2box API

See also

API publishing


At this point, you have cached the required station metadata for your given dataset(s).