Pan2Applic is a tool to convert and compile single files or folders of output files (ascii/tab-separated data files with or without metaheader) downloaded from the information system PANGAEA to other formats used by applications, e.g. for visualization or further processing. It may also be used to convert files or zip-archives as downloaded from CD-ROM data collections, published in the WDC-MARE Reports series.
Pan2Applic is distributed by WDC-MARE as freeware for the operating systems
Export formats supported by Pan2Applic are
Further export formats may be added on request.
Pan2Applic output formats are mostly tab-delimited text-files with the extension
The DOI as a reference to the source of the data may be included as an option.
The user is requested to quote all references related to the original
data when publishing new products resulting from a PANGAEA or CD data download and
processing with Pan2Applic.
PANGAEA export files and Pan2Applic processed files can
be opened with any editor or spreadsheet software.
The information system PANGAEA (http://www.pangaea.de) and related software is operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (http://www.awi.de) and the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (http://www.marum.de). The operators do not take responsibility for any errors or failures of the software or problems arising from its use, or the use of data retrieved from PANGAEA.