USGS is improving the way that sample data are stored and served to the public. These changes will affect our back-end data management systems, web services, application programming interfaces (APIs), computational tools, and user interfaces for accessing data.
Feature used for better dashboard and device integration, real-time data access (less than 120 days old), and location metadata.
A look into the different data graphs available in WDFN
Feature to see a series of graphs of all current sensor data collected at a single location for the last 7 days is available now.
Feature used to search and sift through data by locations and data types is coming soon.
Graphing data for 5 locations on a single graph now available on WDFN
A look into the current and coming soon features available in WDFN
Our Next Generation Monitoring Location Pages continue to receive updates based on our priorities and your feedback. Key features in this update include improved controls of the hydrograph and increasing the amount of at-a-glance information.
On October 13th 2022, we released a new water cycle diagram! This update re-envisions the water cycle, placing human activities at the forefront. We designed it to emphasize scientific accuracy, information design, and usability in educational settings. We hope that students of all ages better understand how humans affect where water is on Earth and how it moves, so that we can work towards using water more sustainably.
Was our launch successful? What’s next?
During the week of October 17th, many links to legacy real-time pages will be redirected to the NextGen monitoring location pages. Legacy pages will be decommissioned in July 2023.
From now until September 30th, 2022, current users of WaterAlert will be able to take 3 simple steps to transfer their alerts to the Next Generation system. Users will receive an email with a unique link to the transition page for their specific alerts. We anticipate this process taking 5 minutes or less for most users.