Decode USGS Web Download


This article will explain how to set up data-source, configuration, site, platform, and routing spec to decode data downloaded from USGS's website. The URL we will be using as a test is:

http://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/?format=rdb&sites=08041749&period=P1D&parameterCd=00060

Note the USGS Site Number 08041749 in the URL. We will use that as the DECODES Transport Medium ID.

Step 1: Create the Data Source Record

On the "Sources" tab of the DECODES Database Editor create a new data source as shown below.
The important items are: