Find and Get Data

Data Discovery

Tools that help identify what data is available to meet the data user's needs:

  • HydroDesktop — A desktop, map-based tool for searching for hydrologic data.
  • HydroExcel — Use Excel as a viewer into a data network.

Data Access

Tools that can deliver data directly to the user:

  • HydroDesktop — A desktop, map-based tool for searching for hydrologic data.
  • HydroExcel — Uses Excel to retrieve water data services.
  • HydroGET — A tool that gives ArcGIS users the ability to ingest hydrologic data into ArcGIS™.
  • HydroObjects — A .Net DLL with COM classes that support hydrologic applications.
  • WaterOneFlow Web Services — Through the use of programmatic calls, users will be able to retrieve data directly into databases, spreadsheets, and analysis packages using a single syntax regardless of data source.

Data manager tools:

  • ODM Tools (can be used network-wide, but security issues may limit use to local networks)
  • Many other standard SQL Server data tools such as Microsoft SQL Server Managment Studio can also be used network-wide (but security issues may limit use to local networks).

Case Studies & Tutorials

Examples of accessing and using data:

  • Utah Groundwater Well Levels — Examine trends in groundwater levels measured in wells within the Weber River Basin of Northern Utah, USA, to see if they are related to trends in other landscape scale factors such as land cover, development, precipitation, temperature, runoff ratio, and streamflow.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant Nos. 04-12975, 041-3265, and 06-22374.
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