For an experiment I'm looking for a particular type of data set, been looking for quite a while but couldn't find any data sets which even remotely match this description. Are there any good datasets on the internet with these characteristics:

  • time series
  • sensor data (temperature, humidity, velocity, frequency, ...)
  • collected on trains (or comparable vehicle)
  • available in tabular format, like CSV, XSLX, ...
    (or as long as I can convert it to a tabular form and use it locally it should be okay.)

The purpose of this is to emulate a bunch of sensors with real world values. Based on the data, I could let a 'sensor' output a value at a particular rate, for example 20 Hz. This data preferably comes from trains because I need to emulate train sensors, and I don't have access to a real train.

  • Is tabular format really important? What if you could get the data from an SOS service as XML
    – nmtoken
    Apr 5, 2017 at 12:47
  • @nmtoken well as long as i can convert it to a tabular form and use it locally it should be okay.
    – svdotbe
    Apr 5, 2017 at 13:33

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Not sure if this dataset matches your requirements completely. At least it reads as a dataset from a German logistics company having sensors mounted on shipping containers. The description is in German but the field names of the dataset are mainly in English.

It contains lat/ lon coordinates, motion, humidity and temperature values. And it comes in csv format already.

  • Well it's closer to what I'm looking for than most things I already found myself. With a bit of cleaning and modifications it will be useful to me :) Thank you!
    – svdotbe
    Apr 8, 2017 at 8:44

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