Atlas Web-Based Monitoring

Q: Where can I find a manual for Atlas?

A: The manual is a “work in progress”.

Q: What data formats does Atlas accept?

A: Atlas accepts only text files. The most common formats are listed below:

Campbell Scientific Table Based TA05 Format

Description: “yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss”,recno,value1,value2,value3,value4,value n,

Example: “2008-01-06 12:00:00”, 3068.8,11.5,3045.5,12.6,


  • date stamp is quoted (” “)
  • date is fixed: yyyy-mm-dd. No variations are allowed.
  • date separators are hyphens ( – )
  • recno is a record number. Atlas does not use the number, but requires at least a blank field.
  • decimal character is a dot ( . )
  • value separators are commas ( , )
  • TA05 normally has a header. Atlas ignores the header, if present.

Serial Number Format

Description: “yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss”, recno ,”serial1″,value1,value2,”serial2″, value1,value2,value3,

Example: “2011-10-27 22:00:00”,“33853”,12.86,7.137,“15766”,12.77,0.558,6543,


  • Same as Campbell table format, but has embedded serial numbers.
  • date stamp, decimals, and value separators are same as in Campbell format above.
  • serial numbers are quoted. Atlas uses serial numbers to assign values to the proper sensor .
  • each serial number can be followed by an arbitrary number of values (if necessary).

Atlas Format

Description: dd/mm/yyyy;hh:mm:ss;value1;value2;value3;value4

Example: 01/27/2008;12:00:00;3068.8;11.5;3045.5;12.6


  • date is separated from time by a semi-colon ( ; ).
  • date order can be: dd/mm/yyyy or mm/dd/yyyy or yyyy/mm/dd, etc.
  • date separator is a forward slash ( / )
  • decimal character is a dot ( . )
  • value separator is a semi-colon ( ; )