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Programs for generating data tables for the annual water-resources data report of the U.S. Geological Survey

Open-File Report 88-173

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed software that interfaces with the Automated Data Processing System to facilitate and expedite preparation of the annual water-resources data report. This software incorporates a feature that prepares daily values tables and appends them to previously edited files containing station manuscripts. Other features collate the merged files with miscellaneous sections of the report. The report is then printed as page-size, camera-ready copy. All system components reside on a minicomputer; this provides easy access and use by remote field offices. Automation of the annual report preparation process results in significant savings of labor and cost. Use of the system for producing the 1986 annual report in the North Carolina District realized a labor savings of over two man-months. A fully implemented system would produce a greater savings and speed release of the report to users.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Programs for generating data tables for the annual water-resources data report of the U.S. Geological Survey
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
88-173
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 13 p. :ill. ;28 cm.