MSG Data Manager / Beta

An application you can easily use to collect and manage a large number of images received from orbiting meteorological satellites
MSG Data Manager is a tool especially designed for those who need to receive images from Meteosat-8/9/10.

The files might be received over the Internet in the future, but today they are easily received with a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) card installed in your PC, and a standard domestic satellite antenna, LNB, and cable.

The program can also process data received from the EUMETSAT FTP service (binary transfers). The data manager will automatically process the files into images, and optionally delete the large amounts of source data that would otherwise accumulate.

The program allows you to choose which of the twelve channels you process to images, and also allows you to keep some raw data in the processing PC should you wish.

Main features:

  • Can work on the same PC as data reception or on a different networked PC
  • Automatic monitoring of the Reception PC for the presence of new files.
  • Automatic copying of those files from Reception PC to Processing PC
  • Optional deleting of raw data files on the Reception PC
  • Selection of which channels to process, reducing the subsequent processing and storage requirements
  • Processing includes both HRIT and LRIT Meteosat SEVIRI data
  • Processing includes both Meteosat-5 and Meteosat-7 data
  • Processing includes MPEF, MDD, GTS and DCP data
  • Decompressing of the data files coded in JPEG and Wavelet Transform formats
  • Data reduction from 10- and 12-bit source data to 8-bit display data
  • Real-time thumbnail display of selected channels as data is received
  • Optional gamma-correction, gain and offset processing for visible channels
  • Temperature calibration of infra-red channels
  • Saving of processed data in standard image formats
  • Choice of PNG for full precision or JPEG for disk economy
  • Management of HRV region selection (offset and northern-area)
  • Local display of multiple detail images at full resolution
  • Histogram equalisation and false-colour palettes for detail images
  • Management of received data - older data can be automatically deleted
  • Display of Admin messages sent over the data stream, also saved as text files
  • Copying of Sea-Ice data for further processing
  • Copying of [Data Channel 1] ATOVS and RSS data for further processing
  • Optional program priority drop when CPU-intensive operations are underway

last updated on:
October 23rd, 2014, 15:11 GMT
file size:
2.9 MB
developed by:
David J Taylor
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ Others \ Miscellaneous

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MSG Data Manager - From the main window of MSG Data Manager you are able to receive images from Meteosat-8/9/10 and manage them.MSG Data Manager - Opening the Tools menu, you can view housekeeping and missing segments reports and remove stale data.MSG Data Manager - Accessing the Options tab from the Setup section, you are able to select the folder for the received files and set the visible data limits.MSG Data ManagerMSG Data ManagerMSG Data ManagerMSG Data ManagerMSG Data ManagerMSG Data ManagerMSG Data Manager
What's New in version Beta
  • Save JPEG as monochrome option, set as default - images take up to 6% less disk space and may process faster, add support for SAPHIR data on EUMETSAT Data Channel 4, add support for S-HSAF-h11 hydrology files, add support for NPP OMPS & VIIRS AOT files (will also scan received\NPP-3 directory), update Met-7 Autumn eclipse dates, fix recognition of EUMETCast_Meteosat_ text messages, correct failure to purge some sounder files.
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