To post data on a website, the data from the station needs to be regularly collected and put into a viewable format. Campbell Scientific offers two software options that can perform scheduled data collection: LoggerNet and VisualWeather.
VisualWeather is a simple solution that can be used either to connect to the station and monitor data or to set up scheduled data collection. VisualWeather also has powerful reporting capabilities that can be automated. If desired, the screens and reports can be transferred via FTP to a user’s website. A sample site is available for viewing. Using a mouse, hover over the Logan_Utah field in the upper left corner of the web page to view the reports we have selected to generate.
LoggerNet can also be used either to connect to the station and monitor data or to set up scheduled data collection. LoggerNet has more power and flexibility than VisualWeather, but it requires more time and knowledge to implement. For example, LoggerNet comes with an RTMC development tool to create a screen similar to the one in VisualWeather and display the data, but LoggerNet requires that the user learn how to use the RTMC software. In addition, LoggerNet has the ability to transfer data via FTP, but the transfer needs to be set up as a task and then scheduled with the LoggerNet Task Manager.