ImprovingNational Hydrography DatasetUser ResourcesKathy IshamU.S. Department of the InteriorU.S. Geological Survey
1870   2012
2006   2012
Outline   What is the NHD?   Demo the NHD Viewer   Demo the User Guide   NHD Applications   Collaborate using Social ...
The National Map and the NHD                         Orthoimagery                         Elevation                       ...
What is the NHD Used for?   Mapping         Analysis/Modeling
NHD Features
Organized into Hydrologic Units
Watershed Boundary Dataset
Editing the NHD to keep up with change    How to maintain constantly changing features in the NHD
SAN FRANCISCO                                            CITY OF   BAY ESTUARY                                           N...
How we are changing   Improved NHD Viewer   User Guide   Increased Collaboration
NHD Complexity
Why improve user resources?   Expand and support the NHD Community!   Provide helpful information to our wider    audien...
Access the NHD – NHD Viewer   NHD Viewer
Other Features and Functions   Add NHD Service to ANY map Viewer.   Add your own services to the NHD Viewer.   Map Anno...
Provide User Support   Appeal to different learning styles   Video Demos   Interactive Tutorials
Access to User Help
User Guide              Search              CapabilityCollapsibleLayers ofinformation
Increase Collaboration throughSocial Networking Web 2.0 Wide audience Share news and information
The power of social networking “We have the technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people t...
Facebook   Facebook Community – 32,939
Youtube
Twitter -681 followers   Tweets   Followers   Retweets   Hashtags
How the NHD does it         Follower “G”                                  Follower “D”         Retweets                   ...
Result – 681 Followers
“Activate your fans, don’t just collectthem like baseball cards.”~ Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
Discussion
NHD Mentions        Training with Jeff Simley! WOHOO!AWRA Information!                    Chutlina River, Alaska
Who NHD Followers are                                        NHD Expert Community???.....                            Other...
Where do Tweets appear?   Twitter   On the NHD Homepage
NHD Applications – Involving theCommunity
Where NHD is headed in the future   Updated User Support Pages   Increase video library   Interactive Tutorials
Feature Catalog   More attribute information and examples
Social Networking   Blog   Continued expansion of Twitter
Additional Information   Nhd.usgs.govKathy Ishamkrisham@usgs.govFollow us on Twitter @USGSNHD and Like us  on Facebook!
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2012 USGS Track, Improving NHD User Resources, Kathy Isham

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The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) contains surface water data for the United States and provides a framework for analysis and modeling due to its extensive network and addressing system. Guiding users ranging in knowledge of the NHD, from beginner to advanced, in using NHD data and understanding fundamental principles about the dataset is a constant necessity. The NHD is improving its user resources in order to increase ease of use and also to facilitate collaboration and communication in the NHD and GIS communities. These user resources include: The new NHD Viewer, which is an instance of The National Map Viewer designed specifically for downloading and viewing hydrography data, the Feature Catalog containing information about NHD feature types, an NHD User Guide with interactive tutorials and video demos to guide users through different functionalities of the NHD, and increased communications of the NHD across GIS communities through social networking.
As technology improves, data delivery and communication methods are rapidly changing. This presentation will highlight these new methods of accessing NHD information by including a demonstration of the NHD Viewer, a discussion of new learning tools available on the NHD Website, and demonstrating the use of social networking tools to increase communication and collaboration in the NHD community.

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2012 USGS Track, Improving NHD User Resources, Kathy Isham

  1. 1. ImprovingNational Hydrography DatasetUser ResourcesKathy IshamU.S. Department of the InteriorU.S. Geological Survey
  2. 2. 1870 2012
  3. 3. 2006 2012
  4. 4. Outline What is the NHD? Demo the NHD Viewer Demo the User Guide NHD Applications Collaborate using Social Media
  5. 5. The National Map and the NHD Orthoimagery Elevation Geographic Names Hydrography Boundaries Transportation Structures Land Cover
  6. 6. What is the NHD Used for? Mapping Analysis/Modeling
  7. 7. NHD Features
  8. 8. Organized into Hydrologic Units
  9. 9. Watershed Boundary Dataset
  10. 10. Editing the NHD to keep up with change How to maintain constantly changing features in the NHD
  11. 11. SAN FRANCISCO CITY OF BAY ESTUARY NEW YORK INSITUTE MAINE CALIFORNIA NEW YORK U.S. FOREST SERVICE COLORADO USGS ALABAMA Bureau LandManagement DEPARTMENT UTAH ARKANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY KANSAS STATE ENGINEER’S OFFICE
  12. 12. How we are changing Improved NHD Viewer User Guide Increased Collaboration
  13. 13. NHD Complexity
  14. 14. Why improve user resources? Expand and support the NHD Community! Provide helpful information to our wider audience.
  15. 15. Access the NHD – NHD Viewer NHD Viewer
  16. 16. Other Features and Functions Add NHD Service to ANY map Viewer. Add your own services to the NHD Viewer. Map Annotation. Save and Send a map.
  17. 17. Provide User Support Appeal to different learning styles Video Demos Interactive Tutorials
  18. 18. Access to User Help
  19. 19. User Guide Search CapabilityCollapsibleLayers ofinformation
  20. 20. Increase Collaboration throughSocial Networking Web 2.0 Wide audience Share news and information
  21. 21. The power of social networking “We have the technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.” Pierre Omidyar, Ebay founder.
  22. 22. Facebook Facebook Community – 32,939
  23. 23. Youtube
  24. 24. Twitter -681 followers Tweets Followers Retweets Hashtags
  25. 25. How the NHD does it Follower “G” Follower “D” Retweets Retweets Follower “C” Retweets Follower “F”Follower “H” RetweetsRetweets Follower “B” Retweets Follower “E” Retweets Follower “A” Retweets NHD TWEETS: “NHD Update Tools and Model 2.1 released!”
  26. 26. Result – 681 Followers
  27. 27. “Activate your fans, don’t just collectthem like baseball cards.”~ Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  28. 28. Discussion
  29. 29. NHD Mentions Training with Jeff Simley! WOHOO!AWRA Information! Chutlina River, Alaska
  30. 30. Who NHD Followers are NHD Expert Community???..... Other?? NHD ExpertsOur GIS Community GIS Community Our Hydro Community NHD/Water Resources Community
  31. 31. Where do Tweets appear? Twitter On the NHD Homepage
  32. 32. NHD Applications – Involving theCommunity
  33. 33. Where NHD is headed in the future Updated User Support Pages Increase video library Interactive Tutorials
  34. 34. Feature Catalog More attribute information and examples
  35. 35. Social Networking Blog Continued expansion of Twitter
  36. 36. Additional Information Nhd.usgs.govKathy Ishamkrisham@usgs.govFollow us on Twitter @USGSNHD and Like us on Facebook!

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