Event Title

Extending the USGS Social.Water project to Utah: Text-based data reporting

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu

Start Date

1-4-2014 6:40 PM

End Date

1-4-2014 6:45 PM

Description

The USGS has built and maintains streamflow gauges around the country. These are usually very reliable sources of streamflow data, however there are gaps in measurements along many rivers due to the expense of building these stations. This presentation will describe the efforts of our implementation of the USGS Social.Water project to provide data for areas that are without information otherwise. Simple stream gauges are installed in rivers along pedestrian trails alongside an informative sign. The sign explains the project and informs those passing by how to take a reading of the stream level and text in the value. Data collected from the text messages is stored in a database and displayed on a web interface based on the CUAHSI HydroServer system. This web interface includes a GIS-map interface for browsing data sources and identifying suitable data for download. By loading the data on a HydroServer, it is also discoverable on the broader CUAHSI network and eventually is expected to be discoverable on the global GEOSS network. For our initial implementation of this project, a gauge has been installed along the Provo River near the USGS gauge 10163000. As more gauges such as this one are installed, there will be more data for anyone, from elementary schools to universities, to use.

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Extending the USGS Social.Water project to Utah: Text-based data reporting

Eccles Conference Center

The USGS has built and maintains streamflow gauges around the country. These are usually very reliable sources of streamflow data, however there are gaps in measurements along many rivers due to the expense of building these stations. This presentation will describe the efforts of our implementation of the USGS Social.Water project to provide data for areas that are without information otherwise. Simple stream gauges are installed in rivers along pedestrian trails alongside an informative sign. The sign explains the project and informs those passing by how to take a reading of the stream level and text in the value. Data collected from the text messages is stored in a database and displayed on a web interface based on the CUAHSI HydroServer system. This web interface includes a GIS-map interface for browsing data sources and identifying suitable data for download. By loading the data on a HydroServer, it is also discoverable on the broader CUAHSI network and eventually is expected to be discoverable on the global GEOSS network. For our initial implementation of this project, a gauge has been installed along the Provo River near the USGS gauge 10163000. As more gauges such as this one are installed, there will be more data for anyone, from elementary schools to universities, to use.

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