Welcome to the SPECCHIO website!
SPECCHIO is a spectral database designed to hold reference spectra and spectral campaign data obtained by spectroradiometers.
The inclusion of a rich metadata set in the data model ensures the longevity of spectral data and enables the
sharing of spectral data between research groups.
For an overview, see: SPECCHIO Leaflet
The SPECCHIO system consists of two parts: (a) a MySQL database on a database server and (b) a Java client application.
Direct connection with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enables working with the spatial dimension of field samples.
Combining the power of Matlab with the spectral and metadata held by SPECCHIO: this feature allows querying and loading data directly into Matlab using SPECCHIO Java components.
In order to use SPECCHIO
you are required to:
(a) create a database account using the online user registration ( Create database account ),
(b) download the SPECCHIO application ZIP archive ,
(c) have a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or higher installed on your local machine.
Or alternatively choose to install SPECCHIO as a local system at your site. See details below.
Two instances of SPECCHIO databases have been put online on the db.specchio.ch database server:
The Online SPECCHIO Databases
(a) the productive database 'specchio' for the storage of data to be shared
(b) the test database 'specchio_test' to enable the evaluation of the system by interested users.
Once you have created a database account you will be sent an email with your username and password. These will allow you to import and edit your
own data in SPECCHIO and to browse and download all spectra that are available in the database.
Your Personal SPECCHIO Account
Your user account will allow access to both the productive and the test databases.
It is possible to install the SPECCHIO database at your site. This provides a few advantages: (a) faster data access and (b) total access control over your data.
Installing SPECCHIO as a local instance
RSL supplies a SPECCHIO system package to interested parties. For more information please send an email to email@example.com. Note however that you will need knowledge about database and webserver setup. An administration guide is provided SPECCHIO AdminGuide_V2.2.pdf
SPECCHIO user guide
contains installation and operating instructions, technical background information and a tutorial.
Further Information about the System
The sample data sets that are used in the tutorial can be downloaded here: Tutorial data .