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askro v0.1.6

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This tool allow you to parse, collect and traverse through the radiation monitoring data provided by ROSATOM SARMS(Sectoral Automated Radiation Monitoring System).

More reading about SARMS.


npm install askro

Data structure

Every request performed by this tool, returns you data in the following structure:

list // root-object
`--territories // list of sites where Nuclear Plants are located
   `--sensors // list of sensors that surrounds potential hazardous site
       `--measurements // series of measurements with timestamp and value of radiation level, in microsieverts

Data is structured in a logical way rather then relational.

I've tried to store and analize it in noSQL storage and it was smooth.



First, you should initialize parser:

var ASKRO = require('askro');
var parser = new ASKRO();

Also, you may pass data from previous crawling session into parser (to avoid data duplication):

var ASKRO = require('askro');
var parser = new ASKRO({
    territories: ArrayOfTerritoriesFromDB

To get latest data (this includes one measurement per sensor. Each measurement should be less than two hours old):

    .then(function (parser) {
        console.log(parser.territories[0]); // echoes Saint-Petersburg related data

BTW, all async methods implements Promise/A+ standard.

To get data for last 24 hours (one measurement per hour):

parser.fetch(); // actually, parser.fetch(ASKRO.WEEK) also will work

Last week:

parser.fetch(ASKRO.WEEK); // note: one measurement per day

Last month:

parser.fetch(ASKRO.MONTH); // note: one measurement per day

To get data in an arbitrary time interval:

parser.fetch(startDate, endDate); // where both arguments are instance of global Date object

Beware, the more time interval is, the less measurements you will receive. If time interval is more than five days, provider will return you one measurement per day.

Data traversing

parser.territories; // array of territories
parser.add(territoryFromDB); // if you want to manually add territory from DB
parser.remove(territoryId); // if you are not interested in measurement for specific site
parser.get(territoryId); // if you interested in specific site.

When you get access to specific territory object, you may ask it and only it to fetch data.

var territory = parser.territories[0];

territory.fetchSeriesOfMeasurements(); // data for all sensors for last 24 hours
territory.fetchSeriesOfMeasurements(ASKRO.WEEK) // same as above, but for last week (one measurement per day)
territory.fetchSeriesOfMeasurements(ASKRO.MONTH) // same as above, but for last month (one measurement per day)
territory.fetchSeriesOfMeasurements(startDate, endDate) // same as above, but for arbitrary time interval

Each territory has array of sensors which belongs to it. You can have access for them:

territory.sensors // array of sensors
territory.addSensor(sensorFromDB); // to manually add sensor from DB
territory.removeSensor(sensorId); // remove specific sensor if you're not interested in it's measurements
territory.getSensor(sensorId); // get specific Sensor

Each sensor knows how to get his data:

var sensor = parser.territories[0].sensors[0];

    .then(function (sensor) {

// to load data for last week, month and so on, see above - it's all the same

Each sensor has measurements array which contain series of measurements belonging to it.

sensor.measurements; // array of {time: Date, value: float} objects

Warning: Sensor will drop duplicate measurements if any.


If you want to remove measurements, you can call method cleanMeasurements.

Each data structure provide such a method:

parser.cleanMeasurements(); // clean all measurements for all territories and all sensors
territory.cleanMeasurements(); // remove all measurements for all sensors
sensor.cleanMeasurements(); // erase all measurements collected so far

Real-world example

Say, you want to copy data from provider to your own storage:

var _ = require('lodash');
var ASKRO = require('askro');
var parser = new ASKRO();

    .then(function (parser) {
        // now you get list of all territories and sensors. Time to save them into DB
        return db.territories.insert(parser.territories);
    .then(function () {
        var endDate = new Date();
        var startDate = new Date();
        // I recommend get data from 5 days interval, so provider will return per-hour measurements
        startDate.setDate(startDate.getDate() - 5);

        return parser.fetch(startDate, endDate);
    .then(function (parser) {
        // now you have per-hour measurements for every sensor
        var measurements = _.reduce(
                function (sensorList, territory) {
                    return territory.sensors.concat(sensorList);
            function (measurementsList, sensor) {
                return _.map(sensor.measurements, function (measurement) {
                    measurement.sensorId = sensor.id;
                    measurement.territoryId = sensor.territory.id;
                    return measurement;

        return db.measurements.insert(measurements);
    .then(function (dbResult) {
        // I don't know. Maybe launch it again, but move startDate and endDate into past?
    .catch(function (e) {
        // do something with error


Just run npm test.


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