Release Notes for July 21st, 2020
A summary of new features and tools released on or before July 21, 2020
What have we been up to?
Pubs Warehouse moved to the Cloud
Behind the scenes work
New features and tools
Pubs Warehouse on the Cloud
The Water Data for the Nation team is the primary development team for another high profile application, the USGS Publications Warehouse. For the past 17 years, the Publications Warehouse has been hosted on a variety USGS Water-associated systems, but on April 6th, 2020, the Water Data for the Nation team, In collaboration with USGS colleagues in Science Analytics and Synthesis moved the Publications Warehouse from on-premise hardware using a closed-source backing store to an entirely open source stack, on commercial cloud infrastructure. Rather than a “lift and shift” move, the application was completely rebuilt to support a cloud-native architecture, while moving away from a number of home-grown tools in favor of shared, standards-based approaches for functions like authorization and authentication. There are a number of benefits to this move, including:
Reducing the USGS licensing burden for closed-source database systems
Reducing the operational burden of the on-site infrastructure team by cutting traffic to that infrastructure by over 2 million visits a year.
Allowing the retirement of a legacy, custom authentication/authorization application
Reducing the operational burden on the WDFN team by providing an operational lead and team that is outside the Water Mission Area
Increasing the WDFN team's expertise in Postgres and in on-premise to cloud transitions
Behind the scenes
Data flows! Focus on daily values data.
Building a new, cloud native data transformation and loading toolchain for observations data.
Building a new, standards-focused tool for presenting observations data.
Extensions of the graph API custom periods for the graph image API.
What is coming up for next sprint?
- All monitoring locations will have a link to the networks they are part of in the new monitoring location service.
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Release Notes for late March 2020
April 10, 2020
What have we been up to? Image server work Period parameter Axis scaling Networks page New features and tools Image export from monitoring location pages One of the most requested features we receive from users is the ability to export images from the monitoring location pages.
Release Notes for late February and early March 2020
March 20, 2020
What have we been up to? Added handles to brush on the monitoring location page hydrograph State of hydrograph saved for bookmarking/linking Display upstream basin from NLDI for each monitoring location A number of additional graph server parameters New data services for monitoring locations Brush handles added to monitoring location page hydrograph Based on user feedback, the team upgraded the brush and zoom capability on the hydrograph by adding handles, making it more apparent that the zoom functionality is available and making it easier to use.
Release Notes for February 28th, 2020
March 2, 2020
The last several months have been exciting. We have been able to complete work related to: Cloud migration of the Water Quality Portal Cloud migration of the Network Linked Data Index (NLDI)
Release Notes for November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019
What have we been up to? This sprint, we have been working on a number of features that are the groundwork for future tools. Most notably, we are developing a working monitoring location services system based on the new Open Geospatial Consortium OGC API-Features standard.
Release Notes for October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019
What have we been up to? This sprint, the team has been working primarily on features that are tied to the cloud version of the USGS Publications Warehouse.