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Sampling frequency for Monitor My Watershed

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      Scott Ensign

        A participant in our recent CUAHSI-sponsored EnviroDIY Workshop is wondering if it is possible to report data to Monitor My Watershed at 1 second intervals. Has anyone tried this?

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          My experience is that its not capable of that.

          I have been doing a lot of testing in pushing up readings to test Mayfly reliable data delivery algorithms I have evolved.  I have in some cases had 6000 points to push (ie 60days of unreported readings at 15minutes per reading), and MMW has been very slow, often after a small number (~10) of POSTs it will timeout – no response after 5seconds.

          An observation I would make is that fast data – 1second pushes – is a different type of data collection .

          My guess from looking at the MMW POST is that traceability and security of the readings has been prioritized over speed.  ThinkSpeak and other servers discuss fast posts and have less data on each POST  https://thingspeak.com/prices/thingspeak_standard

          So for anybody needing fast post, ThingSpeak supported by ModularSensors would be the way to start.

          A MMW post looks like this – which has a lot of text overheads – from a fast post architecture,  the core data is in bold.

          POST /api/data-stream/ HTTP/1.1
          Host: data.envirodiy.org
          TOKEN: 7ff7ae1b-9274-4376-afa8-8bf5a64f9b4f
          Content-Length: 370
          Content-Type: application/json



        • #14857
          Scott Ensign

            Thanks, Neil. That’s helpful to know that ThingSpeak via Modular Sensors might be a better option for this user’s purposes. He has an interesting classroom laboratory application that I’ll encourage him to share if he is able to pilot it at his college.

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