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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: USGS Introduce Streamer Waterway Tracing Reply with quote

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The USGS is the American Government Agency responsible for mapping in the United States. They are well known for topographical mapping, but less appreciated for the hydrographical data. A new online service has just been started called "Streamer" which allows you to discover either the source of a waterway or the outflow of a river into the ocean.

This is also combined with additional value added datum such as weather, or more interestingly "Real-Time Streamflow". The Real Time Streamflow consolidates a network of flow sensors strategically placed in the waterways and displays the current state of the river.

You can check it out for yourself at http://nationalmap.gov/streamer/webApp/streamer.html.

The USGS press release follows:

Have you ever dropped a stick into a river and wondered where it might go if it floated all the way downstream? Now you can trace its journey using Streamer – a new on-line service from the National Atlas of the United States®.

Streamer is an online map service that lets anyone trace downstream along America’s major rivers and streams simply by picking a point on a stream. Streamer will map the route the stream follows.

You can also trace upstream using Streamer. Imagine that you’re standing along the Mississippi River in New Orleans. You’re wondering not only where the river began but also which other streams drained into the Mississippi River before it made its way to your location. With Streamer you can also:

- locate your area of interest by specifying stream or place names; by entering latitude and longitude coordinates,
- enter the identification number for a U.S. Geological Survey streamflow gaging station,
- find out the names of streams and waterbodies by clicking on them,
- print maps of your downstream and upstream traces,
- create concise or detailed reports for your upstream and downstream traces,
- learn about current or historic streamflow at thousands of locations along America’s streams, and
- find out about the places your stream trace passes through with just a few mouse clicks.

Streamer is fueled by digital hydrographic data for America at one million-scale (an inch is approximately 15.8 miles on the land surface). These streams and water bodies are generalized from the highly detailed National Hydrography Dataset from The National Map

Streamer lets you navigate rivers in the United States the way other interactive maps help you drive your vehicle from one place to another. Unlike our nation’s road network, which provides many choices for traveling between two locations, America’s surface waters are somewhat like a network of one-way streets. You can certainly navigate upstream, but all water flows one way: downhill. Use Streamer to trace downstream along that downhill path or use Streamer to trace upstream to highlight rivers at higher elevations that flow to your starting point.

You could stand by the Mississippi River and wonder, “Where did this water come from? Where is it flowing?” Or with Streamer you can launch your sense of wonder and discovery up and down any of America’s major rivers with a Web connection from your favorite computer or tablet.

For more information: http://nationalatlas.gov/streamer/

The National Atlas of the United States of America® is a cooperative effort to make geographic information collected by the United States government easier to find, get, and use. Its development is led by the National Geospatial Program of the USGS. “The National Atlas of the United States of America®” and “National Atlas of the United States®” are registered trademarks of the United States Department of the Interior.
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