Data capture is the process of using a variety of sensors to collect relevant data that will later be processed and used for predetermined purposes. Data capture is a costly exercise, and planning will help ensure that the captured data is valid and supports reuse. Data capture tools must provide ways to organize and structure files, including data validation components that ensure captured data meets the required type and range. Data tools should allow data to be moved to the targeted destination quickly and with high quality. Oil and gas facilities typically have a large number of metering points with various departments within the organization using this data, including compliance with regulatory reporting requirements. It is important to collect data in a timely and accurate manner so that it may be cataloged and used in a larger an abstract model that organizes data elements to standardize the relationships between elements within the mode and to properties of the real-world entities they represent.... Read more.
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