Observing capability fields

Each site may have one or more observing capabilites.

Field min max Description Rules
observedProperty 1 1 The property being observed at the site. Data type - controlled list. 4.5.1 The observed property must exist in the Observed Property controlled list.
3.1.12 The field is mandatory.
procedure 0 1 An external link to the procedure used to make the site observations. Data type - URI. 2.1.25 The procedure must be between 1 and 255 characters long.
1.5.3 The procedure URL must resolve to an appropriate webpage - eg. http://www.bom.gov.au
observationMethod 1 1 The method used to make the site observations. Data type - controlled list. 4.4.1 The observation method must exist in the Observation Method controlled list.
3.1.13 The field is mandatory.
dataAvailabilityStatus 0 1 The availability of the observation data. Data type - controlled list. 4.6.1 The data availability status must exist in the Data Availability Status controlled list.
samplingRegime 1 1 The frequency of site observations. Data type - controlled list. 4.7.1 The sampling regime must exist in the Sampling Regime controlled list.
firstObservationDate 0 1 The date of the first observation at the site. Data type - datetime 1.1.2 The date must be a valid date.eg-1993-01-01
finalObservationDate 0 1 The date of the last observation at the site. If the site is still active, then leave blank. Data type - datetime 1.1.3 If supplied, the date must be a valid date.eg-2014-12-31

Example encoding of site observing capabilies

{
    "type": "FeatureCollection",
    "properties": {
        [general details]
        "network": [
            {
            [network details]
            }
        ]
    },
    "features": [
        {
            "type": "Feature",
            "id": "site1",
            "geometry": {
                [site location details]
            },
            "crs": {
                [srsName details]
                },
            "properties": {
                [site details]
                "observingCapabilities": [
                    {
                        "observedProperty": "atmosphere-atmosphericTemperature",
                        "procedure": "http://externalURI.com",
                        "observationMethod": "aircraftOrAirborne",
                        "dataAvailabilityStatus": "available-online",
                        "samplingRegime": "adhoc",
                        "firstObservationDate": "2015-05-14"
                    },
                    {
                        "observedProperty": "atmosphere-atmosphericPressure",
                        "procedure": "http://externalURI.com",
                        "observationMethod": "aircraftOrAirborne",
                        "dataAvailabilityStatus": "available-online",
                        "samplingRegime": "adhoc",
                        "firstObservationDate": "2015-05-14"
                    }
                ]
            }
        }
    ]
}