Dataviewer and Datamap
Dataviewer and Datamap
Texas Stream Team Waterways Dataviewer
Texas Stream Team offers the data entry platform Waterways Dataviewer for account holders who input data and the public Datamap for non-account holders to view Texas Stream Team sites and water quality data.
If you need a Waterways Dataviewer account, please have your group leader or data manager submit a Dataviewer Account Request Form. For data and sites related to the Colorado River, please refer to the Colorado River Watch Network.
Group leaders: Let us know which account to set up as a group account. It can be an existing account or a new one. Please note we can only have one account per group set up as a group account. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Did you know Texas Stream Team data is accessible to the public through our online interactive Datamap?
You can download the data yourself directly through our Datamap. Or, If you have a particular area of interest where you would like to see Texas Stream Team data in a simplified report, fill out our Water Quality Data Request Form.
Recent Updates (last updated April 2021)
New Waterways Dataviewer Interface
Very soon the Dataviewer user interface will be updating to the Lightning Experience. This update will provide a modern look and feel and a more intuitive user experience to further streamline your experience. Some highlights include:
- Mobile and tablet friendly
- New user homepage - a dynamic, customizable homepage adaptable to your preferences
- New user interface - a modern look that is more flexible and efficient that the classic layout with enhanced visuals, reduced need to navigate across multiple pages, and drag and drop feature for attaching files
- For Group accounts:
- Enhanced reports, charts, and dashboards - new, modern design with greater functionality across the board
- Greater accessibility - increased control over making adjustments to suit your needs such as dashboard management, share list views with your team, and a setup menu allowing you to access email templates, data import wizard, and more.
Here is a brief video tutorial that will go over some of the basic differences in design that will be helpful for you to locate the information and data that you will use to perform your usual tasks.
New Required Fields
Please note that Group Name and Citizen Scientist's Name(s) are required fields for all data forms.
Selecting the Group Name ensures that the group data manger can view all their group's data and quality check it. Data must be reviewed by the group data manager before it is available to view. If you are not part of a group, enter Texas Stream Team.
The Citizen Scientist's Name(s) field enables us to ensure that the effort of those who do not enter data is recognized.
Site Activation and Datamap
Sites not sampled in the last 12 months (24 months for Riparian Evaluation and Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment data) are considered inactive and available for monitoring. Entering data for an inactive site or a newly created site will update its status to active.
Once data is available for a site, it will be included on the Datamap, which is updated with the previous month's data at the beginning of every month.
How can I access the Waterways Dataviewer?
If you need a Waterways Dataviewer account, please have your Data Coordinator submit a Dataviewer Account Request Form.
In the meantime, you may submit your monitoring forms directly to us via email.
How can I access data if I am a Waterways Dataviewer non-account holder?
The Datamap has been created for non-account holders and the public to view data for current and past Texas Stream Team sites.
At anytime, you may request downloadable data in a tabular format by emailing us at TxStreamTeam@txstate.edu.
I am a group leader - how can I set up a group account?
Please submit a Dataviewer Account Request Form to let us know which account to set up as a group account. It can be an existing account or a new one. Please note we can only have one account per group set up as a group account. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Who do I contact if I have issues with the Waterways Dataviewer?
If account holders, questions and issues can be addressed to Texas Stream Team staff directly using the Case tab. This case system can be used to report issues with data entry, request changes to data, request new sites, or just to ask general questions.
Please contact TxStreamTeam@txstate.edu and include "Dataviewer Issues/Questions" in the subject line.
Will our data inputted through the former Dataviewer transition to the Waterways Dataviewer?
The data will be available as soon as it goes through the import process. Once that process is complete, we will note it on here so that you know when you should be able to view all your past data.
What are some recent changes to the Waterways Dataviewer
Pictures can be attached within the data entry form and should be done after saving the form. This feature also allows other file types to be attached to the online monitoring form.
*This page is updated regularly as we receive feedback from our citizen scientists and partners. (Last updated May 26, 2021)
Waterways Dataviewer Version 1.0 Release Date May 7, 2018