Teaching: 30 min
Exercises: 0 min
  • How can I serve out my data via a web portal

  • What do I need to learn in order to accomplish this?

  • What if I don’t want to spend my life being a systems administrator and a webmaster?

  • Use available cloud services to deploy your web app

  • Build an API to get to your data - it’s easier than you think!

  • Visualize your data on your web portal - it’s easier than you think!

Azure and Visual Studio

I have some data on an Azure virtual machine. I have climate data in netcdf and modeled streamflow and evapotranspiration data in ASCII. I want to do a few things with it:

  1. Allow users to subset the streamflow data by date and return it in a .csv file or JSON format- great for developing web applications
  2. Allow users to view a plot of my streamflow data
  3. Allow users to visualize some spatial data - in this case, my ET values - leaflet
  4. Allow users to visualize or play around with netCDF data
  5. Build the engine for tunneling into an Azure virtual machine (good for being able to run packages/software via a web portal!) - Paramiko ~ for implementing ssh in python

Key Points