Environmental Data Connector


The Environmental Data Connector (EDC) is a Java-based Graphical User Interface that allows for easy access to distributed data from directly within ArcGIS, Matlab, R and, for Windows only, Excel. The EDC can access data served by OPeNDAP, THREDDS, ERDDAP, IOOS SOS and also local files. Users can search for and graphically select custom temporal and spatial data subsets, and then automatically download the subsets into the software application. The EDC can also extract data from within a user drawn polygon and along ship or animal tracks.

The EDC was created by Applied Science Associates, Inc. in cooperation with the SWFSC's Environmental Research Division, using funds from the NOAA Satellite Research & Operations Project, the NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program, the NOAA IOOS Program Office, and the NOAA JPSS PGRR Program.

Software Downloads

EDC Version 1.3.7

  • Downloads
    The EDC is available from the Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory website.

  • Software requirements
    The EDC will work with ArcGIS, R, MatLab, and Excel. There is no requirement to have of all of these programs on your computer, only the ones you wish to use.

    • ArcGIS 10.1, 10.2. and 10.3
    • R version 3.00 or higher
    • ncdf4 package for R (included with EDC)
    • Matlab 2008b or later
    • MS Excel 2007 or MS Excel 2010
    • .NET Framework 4.0 for Windows platform




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