Data and Tools

Data Management Tools

Good data management enables the location, sharing, and reuse of data, and reduces the redundancy of data. These attributes of good data management reduce costs in terms of time and money. Data management tools and best practices can also help to meet the open data requirements of making data more accessible and discoverable.

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Date published: October 5, 2021

LCMAP Web Map Service

The Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative recently released an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant (Version 1.3) Web Map Service (WMS) endpoint for all ten LCMAP science products. The WMS layers are enabled with a Time dimension, meaning that users can access the entire 35+ year archive of LCMAP data. 

Date published: April 22, 2021

Measuring stream flow

In this explorable interactive tool you will investigate a series of charts and sliders to explore how water level, water velocity, number of measurement points and stream channel shape influence stream flow. Great for use in the classroom, especially for student curious about coding.

Date published: February 26, 2021

Gulf Coast Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP)

Explore the inventory of Gulf Coast habitat monitoring, mapping, and water quality programs and assessments compiled by the RESTORE Council Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP).

Date published: January 6, 2021

Best Management Practices Statistical Estimator (BMPSE) Version 1.2.0

The Best Management Practices Statistical Estimator (BMPSE) was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Project Delivery and Environmental Review to provide planning-level information about the performance of structural best management practices.

Date published: August 7, 2020

Decision-Making with the Multiple Objective Vireo Explorer (MOViE) Tool for the Santa Clara River

This tool is constructed around a model that integrates the major factors influencing the continued recovery of least Bell's vireo along the Santa Clara River in California (i.e., habitat quantity and configuration, habitat quality, and cowbird parasitism). 

Date published: September 27, 2019

Water Data Labs

Water Data Labs is an experimental site that exposes tools and technologies in development by the USGS Water Data for the Nation software team. Here, users can explore and test experimental products, services, tools, and visualizations.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 26, 2019

Furnished Data Guidelines

The annual review by USGS personnel of furnished records is designed to ensure that furnished records are collected in accordance with USGS standards. Furnished records are provided to the USGS by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensees and other cooperating agencies as a method for reviewing and quality assuring their records so that the data are collected using methods that...

Date published: March 26, 2019

Geoscience Data Viewer Web Mapping Application

Map viewer of the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center's published subsurface bathymetry, seismic reflection, side-scan sonar, and cores and sediment samples.

Date published: March 26, 2019

Core and Sediment Sample Database

Map viewer of St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center's core and samples database. Includes coral cores, sediment cores, and sediment samples.

Date published: March 4, 2019

WaterWatch Toolkit

The USGS WaterWatch Toolkit provides online tools that allow users to search USGS sites in various ways; create a variety of maps, graphs, charts, animations, and tables; perform a variety of streamflow analyses, and retrieve summary statistics.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 4, 2019

Data Analysis Tools in the R Programming Language

USGS-R is a community of support for users of the R scientific programming language. USGS-R resources include R training materials, R tools for the retrieval and analysis of USGS data, and support for a growing group of USGS-R developers. 

Date published: March 4, 2019

dataRetrieval (R package)

This R package is designed to obtain USGS or EPA water quality sample data, streamflow data, and metadata directly from web services.

Attribution: Water Resources