New California Water Atlas
Making water understandable in California
http://ca.statewater.org
info@statewater.org
@CAWater...
Using open data and open
government strategies to improve
citizen’s understanding of our natural
resources
Introductions
What we do everyday:
Clean up data.
Talk about it.
Backstory
Manifesto!
Hopes for California
This
Not This
Save data from ourselves
Show everything
Make it easier to tell
stories with the data
No
No
Yes
How we work
data.gov
vs
informal, practical data communites
data on github
http://github.com/NewCaliforniaWaterAtlas
open imperfect process
data cleanup tools:
mongo, python, nodejs, QGIS,
mapbox, tilemill -- civic technology
resources, open refine, dropbox
Thematic Approach:
simple
basic
one thing at a time
focus
calm down
what will make the most impact?
Share with government agencies
Figure out what will be helpful
Give feedback
Make data better for everyone
Leave it better...
Demos!
California Water Rights
Projects:
Water Rights
http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
Demos!
Groundwater!
Projects:
Groundwater
Water Table levels in CA - March 2013
http://watertable-ca.statewater.org/
CASGEM data
All research water level wells for the
state.
1 month to find it, research & download
Compilation
Convert to w...
Upcoming: California Water Table API
http://api.statewater.org/ca/water-table/v1
Format: GeoJSON
Data: 30 years CASGEM tim...
Rapidly interactive data:
http://square.github.io/crossfilter/
Explore data in emerging mapping technologies
Example: CartoDB
Explore data in emerging mapping technologies
Example: CartoDB
Participate!
Volunteer!
Hack nights & Events
Mailing list
Data cleanup projects
Networking & fundraising
New California Water Atlas
Making water understandable in California
http://ca.statewater.org
info@statewater.org
@CAWater...
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New California Water Atlas presentation for geo lunch September 5, 2013

  1. 1. New California Water Atlas Making water understandable in California http://ca.statewater.org info@statewater.org @CAWaterAtlas #cawater Project Directors: Chach Sikes Strategy @chachasikes Laci Videmsky Research @videmsky
  2. 2. Using open data and open government strategies to improve citizen’s understanding of our natural resources
  3. 3. Introductions
  4. 4. What we do everyday: Clean up data. Talk about it.
  5. 5. Backstory
  6. 6. Manifesto!
  7. 7. Hopes for California
  8. 8. This
  9. 9. Not This
  10. 10. Save data from ourselves
  11. 11. Show everything
  12. 12. Make it easier to tell stories with the data
  13. 13. No
  14. 14. No
  15. 15. Yes
  16. 16. How we work
  17. 17. data.gov vs informal, practical data communites
  18. 18. data on github http://github.com/NewCaliforniaWaterAtlas
  19. 19. open imperfect process
  20. 20. data cleanup tools: mongo, python, nodejs, QGIS, mapbox, tilemill -- civic technology resources, open refine, dropbox
  21. 21. Thematic Approach: simple basic one thing at a time focus calm down what will make the most impact?
  22. 22. Share with government agencies Figure out what will be helpful Give feedback Make data better for everyone Leave it better than it was.
  23. 23. Demos! California Water Rights
  24. 24. Projects: Water Rights
  25. 25. http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
  26. 26. http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
  27. 27. http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
  28. 28. http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
  29. 29. http://ca.statewater.org/water-rights
  30. 30. Demos! Groundwater!
  31. 31. Projects: Groundwater
  32. 32. Water Table levels in CA - March 2013 http://watertable-ca.statewater.org/
  33. 33. CASGEM data All research water level wells for the state. 1 month to find it, research & download Compilation Convert to web-friendly formats
  34. 34. Upcoming: California Water Table API http://api.statewater.org/ca/water-table/v1 Format: GeoJSON Data: 30 years CASGEM timeseries data, 500K+ records | Bulk download available. Initial Queries ● Geographic Area (bounding box) ● County ● Date range ● Changes: yearly to start, then monthly & 5 year For what? ● Build visualizations, tell stories ● Groundwater depletion & changes
  35. 35. Rapidly interactive data: http://square.github.io/crossfilter/
  36. 36. Explore data in emerging mapping technologies Example: CartoDB
  37. 37. Explore data in emerging mapping technologies Example: CartoDB
  38. 38. Participate! Volunteer! Hack nights & Events Mailing list Data cleanup projects Networking & fundraising
  39. 39. New California Water Atlas Making water understandable in California http://ca.statewater.org info@statewater.org @CAWaterAtlas #cawater Project Directors: Chach Sikes Strategy @chachasikes Laci Videmsky Research @videmsky

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