Introducing The Next Generation of USGS Water Data for the Nation
An introduction to The Next Generation of USGS Water Data for the Nation.
New real-time data pages released
The USGS is pleased to announce the redesigned real-time data pages on waterdata.usgs.gov, our flagship Water Data for the Nation website. These pages are being developed with the latest web technology and usability techniques. The new pages can be accessed through an announcement at the top of existing pages:
Don’t worry: the existing pages you have come to rely upon will not be altered or decommissioned for some time —- not until we’re certain we’ve conserved all essential functionality.
Here is an example new page, designed to be modern and mobile-friendly, and to enhance discoverability, accessibility, and integration across data delivery platforms. And this is only the beginning — we will continue to add new features and improvements over time.
If you’re interested in the specifics of development releases, you can follow our software change log here: https://github.com/usgs/waterdataui/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md.
We hope you will will try these new pages out and offer feedback. User feedback is essential to our development process. We’ll be listening closely to comments and watching how the new pages are used. Find out more about how feedback is incorporated into future development here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/blog/wdfn-feedback
Have more questions? See answers to Frequently Asked Questions here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/blog/FAQ. We believe these new pages hold much promise. USGS is looking to our future, but holding close our long tradition of water-data presenttion on the web. We were there at the start of the Web and we are here again, building the 21st century’s water data for a great Nation.
Please direct any questions or comments about new real-time site pages here. or open an issue on Github at wdfn-blog
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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.
Release Notes for September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019
What have we been up to? This is the first of a series of posts in which newly released features in the Water Data for the Nation family of applications are described.
WDFN: Users spoke and we're listening
May 23, 2019
A few months ago, the USGS launched a re-designed real-time water page on waterdata.usgs.gov. Here is an example of a new page. We asked for your feedback and you delivered!
Approach to Feedback
February 11, 2019
Approach to Feedback for Water Data for the Nation Next-generation Water Data for the Nation is characterized by always being production-ready—new software is ready to be released at any time.