Water Atlas Overview Myakka River Management Coordinating Council      June 22, 2012 – Englewood, Florida
What is the Water Atlas?• A data warehouse• A set of interactive maps• A collection of tools for viewing/analyzing data• A...
Mission“…to provide a comprehensive information  resource that helps citizens, scientists and  resource managers make info...
Water Atlas History• Began as a Hillsborough  Atlas of Lakes in 1997• Has expanded to include…   • 8 County Atlases   • 2 ...
“One Atlas”• All Water Atlas sites have the same “One Atlas” structure and the  same basic tools and features• Individual ...
Site CustomizationSarasota                Hillsborough            Tampa Bay                   Charlotte Harbor• Bays, Ocea...
Atlas Organization• Data is displayed by geography and by topic• Each watershed and each water resource (lake,  stream, ba...
Geography• Data is organized within watersheds• Within each watershed are water resources  (lakes, rivers, ponds, bays, sp...
Geography
Geography
Geography
Topics• Each watershed/water body has a data-driven page group  that gives information specific to its type:  •   Watershe...
Topics
Topics
Topics
Topics
Data Collection• SOPs established for each data provider• Most data is retrieved automatically, some manually• Total of 32...
Example Information• Aerial photographs            • Historic & current photos• Boat ramps & parks            • Land Use M...
Volunteer PagesCustomized for activity:• Adopt-A-Pond (Hillsborough)• Lake Management (Hillsborough, Seminole)• Water Qual...
Volunteer Pages
Volunteer Pages
Interactive ToolsAll Water Atlas sites have a core set of tools for analyzing anddisplaying data:  • Advanced Mapper  • Re...
Advanced MapperTool for viewing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data • Interactive map for viewing data stored in atl...
Advanced Mapper
Real-time Data MapperTool for viewing real-time & ambient sample sites/data • Google map-based – can choose map or satelli...
Real-time Data Mapper
Real-time Data Mapper
Real-time Data Mapper
Real-time Data Mapper
Data DownloadAllows user to download & graph water quality, hydrology,and meteorological data from one or more sample site...
Data Download
Data Download
Data Download
Data Download
Data Download
Data Download
Data Download
WQ Contour MappingAllows spatial visualization of water quality parameter values • Available on coastal atlases for bays •...
WQ Contour Mapping
WQ Contour Mapping
WQ Contour Mapping
WQ Contour Mapping
WQ Contour Mapping
Digital LibraryElectronic repository for documents, videos,websites, contact info: • Search by keyword, water resource, ma...
Digital Library
Digital Library
An Evolving Project…• New features and tools are constantly under development• As GIS and database technologies improve, s...
Contact the Water AtlasIf you have questions, comments, suggestions…                 Please contact:        Jan Allyn, Web...
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Water Atlas Overview

  1. 1. Water Atlas Overview Myakka River Management Coordinating Council June 22, 2012 – Englewood, Florida
  2. 2. What is the Water Atlas?• A data warehouse• A set of interactive maps• A collection of tools for viewing/analyzing data• An information resource that helps citizens to understand water issues• An online venue for recruiting/organizing volunteers
  3. 3. Mission“…to provide a comprehensive information resource that helps citizens, scientists and resource managers make informed decisions concerning our vital water resources.”Our diverse group of users includes water managers, researchers, educators, citizen-scientist volunteers, and the general public
  4. 4. Water Atlas History• Began as a Hillsborough Atlas of Lakes in 1997• Has expanded to include… • 8 County Atlases • 2 Regional Atlases • 1 Statewide Atlas
  5. 5. “One Atlas”• All Water Atlas sites have the same “One Atlas” structure and the same basic tools and features• Individual sites may have optional water resource types (ocean, bays, springs), volunteer page groups, special-interest pages• All sites use a common dataset and code base, with site-specific customization• All sites are reachable from all other sites, and from the gateway site WaterAtlas.org
  6. 6. Site CustomizationSarasota Hillsborough Tampa Bay Charlotte Harbor• Bays, Ocean • Bays, Ponds, Ocean • Bays, Ocean • Bays, Ocean• Volunteer Pages • Volunteer Pages • Restoration Sites • Volunteer Pages (NEST, SEA Team) (Adopt-A-Pond, Lake Seminole (Canal Watch,• Bay Conditions Management, • Volunteer Pages CHEVWQM)• “Sarasota Captured” Stream Waterwatch) (Macroinvertebrate • Aquatic Preserves Photo Gallery • Hillsborough River Monitoring, Lake Page• Oral Histories Watershed Alliance Management) • CCMP Management• Coastal Watershed • Frog Listening • Watershed Excursion Pinellas Wiki Network • Curriculum for • Bays, Ponds, OceanLake • Curriculum for Teachers • Watershed• Springs Teachers Orange Excursion • Curriculum for Teachers • Curriculum for • FLIP invasive plant ID Teachers
  7. 7. Atlas Organization• Data is displayed by geography and by topic• Each watershed and each water resource (lake, stream, bay, ocean, spring) has a page group with data about a group of related topics• Water resources are grouped within watersheds• Related data types are grouped on single pages
  8. 8. Geography• Data is organized within watersheds• Within each watershed are water resources (lakes, rivers, ponds, bays, springs, oceans)
  9. 9. Geography
  10. 10. Geography
  11. 11. Geography
  12. 12. Topics• Each watershed/water body has a data-driven page group that gives information specific to its type: • Watersheds – Overview/current conditions, water quality/quantity, habitats/ecology, geography/land use, recreation, photos • Lakes/Ponds, Rivers/Streams – Overview/current conditions, water quality, water levels & flows, habitats/ecology, recreation, photos • Bays, Gulf/Ocean – Overview/current conditions, water quality, habitats/ecology, fish & wildlife, recreation, photos
  13. 13. Topics
  14. 14. Topics
  15. 15. Topics
  16. 16. Topics
  17. 17. Data Collection• SOPs established for each data provider• Most data is retrieved automatically, some manually• Total of 327+ data providers, 7,729 water resources, 37,707 sample locations, 250-million+ data samples (as of 6/10/12)• Optional, adjunct services include specialized data processing/mapping and water resource field assessments
  18. 18. Example Information• Aerial photographs • Historic & current photos• Boat ramps & parks • Land Use Maps• Bottom contour maps • Management plans• Conservation advice • Near real-time data• Water news & events • Research Reports• Dynamic maps • Vegetation Data• Ecological reports • Volunteer Group Project Info• Educational curricula/links • Water levels, flows & rainfall• Fishing reports • Water quality data
  19. 19. Volunteer PagesCustomized for activity:• Adopt-A-Pond (Hillsborough)• Lake Management (Hillsborough, Seminole)• Water Quality Monitoring (Charlotte Harbor Canal Watch & Water Quality Monitoring Network, Hillsborough Stream Water Watch)• Restoration Activities (Sarasota NEST)• Seagrass Surveying (Sarasota)
  20. 20. Volunteer Pages
  21. 21. Volunteer Pages
  22. 22. Interactive ToolsAll Water Atlas sites have a core set of tools for analyzing anddisplaying data: • Advanced Mapper • Real-time Data Mapper • Data Download • Water Quality Contour Mapping (coastal atlases only) • Digital Library
  23. 23. Advanced MapperTool for viewing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data • Interactive map for viewing data stored in atlas databases • GIS layers can be turned on and off • Zoom, pan, search tools allow user to select map extent • Icons, water resources link to water atlas pages, databases for accessing detailed info • Users can download GIS datasets, print custom maps • Currently using ArcIMS; ArcGIS version in development
  24. 24. Advanced Mapper
  25. 25. Real-time Data MapperTool for viewing real-time & ambient sample sites/data • Google map-based – can choose map or satellite view, zoom/pan • User can filter stations by atlas, data source, status (active/inactive/ decommissioned), data currency, water body, data monitored • Filtering to a single water body reveals ambient data collection sites • Clicking on site icon opens popup with metadata • Clicking on link in popup allows user to view graphs of most recent data or to download data
  26. 26. Real-time Data Mapper
  27. 27. Real-time Data Mapper
  28. 28. Real-time Data Mapper
  29. 29. Real-time Data Mapper
  30. 30. Data DownloadAllows user to download & graph water quality, hydrology,and meteorological data from one or more sample sites • User selects candidate sites by filtering on location, site info, sample info • User may choose one or more stations to view • User may download tabular date in row or column format, or view the data as graphs
  31. 31. Data Download
  32. 32. Data Download
  33. 33. Data Download
  34. 34. Data Download
  35. 35. Data Download
  36. 36. Data Download
  37. 37. Data Download
  38. 38. WQ Contour MappingAllows spatial visualization of water quality parameter values • Available on coastal atlases for bays • Set of pre-selected WQ parameters may be mapped • Three options: • View stored PDFs created monthly for a single parameter • Compare different parameters and/or months onscreen • Create a custom map by choosing time period, WQ data samples; job is queued, PDF is emailed to user
  39. 39. WQ Contour Mapping
  40. 40. WQ Contour Mapping
  41. 41. WQ Contour Mapping
  42. 42. WQ Contour Mapping
  43. 43. WQ Contour Mapping
  44. 44. Digital LibraryElectronic repository for documents, videos,websites, contact info: • Search by keyword, water resource, map, type, author, publisher • Documents include management plans, water resource assessments, research reports, fact sheets, brochures… • Recently added spatial component to display map with icons for documents linked to particular water resource
  45. 45. Digital Library
  46. 46. Digital Library
  47. 47. An Evolving Project…• New features and tools are constantly under development• As GIS and database technologies improve, so does the Water Atlas• Our sponsors and users constantly find new uses for the Water Atlas• Future enhancements will include more mobile apps• What would you like to use the Water Atlas for? Tell us!
  48. 48. Contact the Water AtlasIf you have questions, comments, suggestions… Please contact: Jan Allyn, Web Content Manager janallyn@usf.edu (813) 579-3381 Follow us on: @wateratlas, facebook.com/wateratlas Cool, clear, spatially-mapped data served fresh daily... Drink up!

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