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: March 4, 2019

geoknife (R package)

The geoknife package was created to support web-based geoprocessing of large gridded datasets according to their overlap with landscape (or aquatic/ocean) features that are often irregularly shaped. geoknife creates data access and subsequent geoprocessing requests for the USGS’s Geo Data Portal to carry out on a web server.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 28, 2018

Regional Stream Quality Assessment: Data Downloader

The Regional Stream Quality Assessment (RSQA) is a part of the National Water Quality Assessment project.  The data downloader provides access to the water quality data that were assessed as a part of the RSQA study by region, state, and county.

Date published: July 3, 2018

ESPA On-Demand Interface

The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) On-Demand Interface is used to request processing and services for Landsat Science Products and some MODIS archives. 

Date published: July 3, 2018

EarthExplorer Scene List Upload

The File List Ordering Tool allows text file, metadata export, and scene list uploads for more effective downloading and/or ordering for all datasets visible on EarthExplorer.  User login required.

Date published: July 3, 2018

EarthExplorer Bulk Download Application

The Bulk Download Application is an easy-to-use tool for downloading large quantities of satellite imagery and geospatial data.

Once scenes are added to a Bulk Order via Earth Explorer, the Bulk Download Application can be used to automatically retrieve them with little to no user interaction.

Date published: July 2, 2018

StreamStats Batch Processor Tool

This tool produces shapefiles that contain the delineated basins, basin characteristics, and flow statistics for multiple sites requested at once by users. Before this tool can be used, the the points of interest will likely need to be edited in GIS so that they are coincident with the stream grid used by StreamStats for delineations and saved to a shapefile. 

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 6, 2018

Weighted Surveillance for Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease

This application provides an easy-to-use interface for conducting weighted surveillance for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer populations. The first tool called 'Design' is used for planning weighted surveillance activities. The second tool called 'Estimation' is for use after sampling for CWD detection has occurred and no positive cases were found.

Date published: February 27, 2018

NWISWeb -- New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network

Routine constituents are collected during sampling cycles at both fixed and probabilistic sites, and presented in tables provided.

Date published: January 26, 2018

USGS Superior Bay Duluth Ship Canal at Duluth, MN

Discharge data are available online through the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS).

Date published: January 17, 2018

Census Stop Tool

  • The Census Stop Tool is a GIS tool that creates random points along a line layer while maintaining a minimum distance between points.
  • The user has the option of selecting one of two random point placement methods.
  • The Census Stop Tool is available as an ArcMap 9.x extension.
  • This tool is designed to facilitate road based surveys by reducing the potential for
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Date published: January 17, 2018

Adjacency For WinBUGS Tool

  • The Adjacency For WinBUGS Tool is a customization of ArcMap.
  • The tool iteratively processes each polygon within a selected layer and creates a text file of polygonal adjacency where each polygon is identified by a unique Adj_ID value.
  • The output of this tool is used in WinBUGS (MRC Biostatistics Unit Cambridge) by the car.normal, car.l1, and conditional
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