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The presentation, available for download in the "Resources" section, is a product of the 2012 CDI Project: NWIS Web Services Snapshot for ArcGIS. It was presented on Sept. 5, 2012 at a CDI-sponsored webinar. There is an additional presentation available at http://prezi.com/feyavsdpb8bj/easy-access-to-the-gold-standard-nwis-web-services-snapshot-tool-for-arcgis/.
This poster is a product of the 2012 CDI project: NWIS Web Services Snapshot for ArcGIS. It was presented at the CDI Data Blast Poster Presentation 2012 in Reston, VA.
The source code for the NWIS Snapshot tool was released on GitHub as a product of the 2012 CDI-funded project NWIS Web Services Snapshot for ArcGIS. The NWIS Web Services Snapshot represents the next generation of data retrieval and management. The newest Snapshot tool allows instant access to NWIS data from four different web services through ArcGIS, software available to all USGS scientists in all mission areas. Increased data retrieval efficiency reduces the steps required to retrieve and compile water data from multiple sites from what can be more than 30 steps to just a few clicks. As an end-user education tool, it promotes use of NWIS data from both web services and the NWIS database, which increases the...
The National Water Information System (NWIS) Web Services Snapshot Add-In (content no longer available) gives ArcGIS users the ability to query NWIS web services and download a “snapshot” of NWIS data from the web services to a geodatabase. The geodatabase, provided with the Snapshot Add-In installation files, has built-in relationships between sites and measurements taken at each site so users can run powerful queries, import tables and build new relationships with the NWIS data, and edit the data while maintaining the built-in relationships. After requesting data from NWIS web services and populating the geodatabase, standard ArcGIS functions may then be used to visualize, analyze, and export data to other analysis...
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data resources are so vast that many scientists are unaware of data holdings that may be directly relevant to their research. Data are also difficult to access and large corporate databases, such as the National Water Information System (NWIS) that houses hydrologic data for the Nation, are challenging to use without considerable expertise and investment of time. The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) was established in 2009 to address data and information management issues affecting the proficiency of earth science research. A CDI workshop convened in 2009 identified common data integration needs of USGS scientists and targeted high value opportunities that might address these...
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