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From Volker Mische <>
Subject Re: Would CouchDB and Views suitable for Raw sensor data?
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:27:23 GMT

just a quick note, the link to GeoCouch is quite outdated. GeoCouch is 
now written in Erlang (for tighter integration with CouchDB). More about it:,CouchDB,Python,Erlang,geo


On 07/13/2010 10:08 AM, Simon Metson wrote:
> Hi,
> We're starting a project which aims to do similar things (store some
> dimensions of a slope for a GPS location, possibly a photo too). We're
> looking at geocouch for location indexing
> (,CouchDB,Python,geo).
> If you can write something that will index your sensor data I'd say this
> was a good fit, you might need to use a custom (i.e. not javascript)
> view server, depending on what that data is.
> Cheers
> Simon
> On 13 Jul 2010, at 08:14, Charlie Chilton wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Recently I saw Aaron Miller has an Alpha of CouchDB running on
>> Android, which has me very excited about the convergence of these two
>> technologies.
>> One project where CouchDB on Android could help us would be for the
>> logging of Bluetooth sensor data (such as GPS, and other external
>> sensors, such as Weather).
>> CouchDB is appealing here because of its replication technology;
>> sharing the sensors DB's to other Android Devices in the area and back
>> to base over the mobile network would be great!
>> After reading much about CouchDB, I was wondering if anyone could
>> 'sanity check' the idea of putting raw sensor data into the Database,
>> and then writing views to extract meaningful information from it.
>> Some of the sensor data would be binary, while other stuff such as GPS
>> would be text based NMEA strings. Regardless of the sensor data output
>> type, each raw insertion into the database would be a complete
>> 'sentence' of input, so the views would have something
>> reliable/predictable to work on.
>> The other option is to decode the sensor data prior to insertion, but
>> this doesn't feel as fun!
>> Any comments appreciated,
>> Charlie

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