This NEON internal brownbag introduces the concept of Hierarchical Data Formats in the context of developing the NEON HDF5 operational file format. Look here to discover resources on HDF5, code snippets in R, Python and Matlab to use H5 files and some example H5 files for Remote Sensing Hyperspectral data and time series temperature data.
Things to do before the workshop
Please review, download and setup the following, prior to attending the brownbag.
Data to Download
These temperature data were collected by the National Ecological Observatory Network's flux towers at field sites across the US. The entire dataset can be accessed by request from the NEON Data Portal.
These hyperspectral remote sensing data provide information on the National Ecological Observatory Network's San Joaquin Exerimental Range field site. The data were collected over the San Joaquin field site located in California (Domain 17) and processed at NEON headquarters. The entire dataset can be accessed by request from the NEON Data Portal.
Download the Free H5 Viewer
The free H5 viewer will allow you to explore H5 data, using a graphic interface. HDF5 viewer can be downloaded from this page. More details on how to set up HDF5Viewer are at the end of this page.
|12:00||Hand-on exploration of the HDF5 Data Format|
|12:20||Working with HDF5 in Python - live demo.|
|12:30||NEON HDF5 Format - what's next|
- David Hulslander
- Josh Elliot
- Leah A. Wasser
- Tristan Goulden
Additional Set Up Instructions
The free HDFView application allows you to explore the contents of an HDF5 file.
To install HDFView:
Click to go to the download page.
From the section titled HDF-Java 2.1x Pre-Built Binary Distributions select the HDFView download option that matches the operating system and computer setup (32 bit vs 64 bit) that you have. The download will start automatically.
Open the downloaded file.
Mac - You may want to add the HDFView application to your Applications directory.
Windows - Unzip the file, open the folder, run the .exe file, and follow directions to complete installation.
Open HDFView to ensure that the program installed correctly.
Data Tip: The HDFView application requires Java to be up to date. If you are having issues opening HDFView, try to update Java first!