Visit the Water Rights Interactive
- Work began in December 2012.
- We launched the Water Rights interactive in Sacramento, CA April 12, 2013.
- Summer 2013 we are working on improving the water rights dataset, making it easier to use the data in web maps by documenting the dataset with the advice from the State Water Resource Control Board.
- We have feedback about the Water Rights Interactive and will add some new features.
New Feature Roadmap
- Report a problem button (possibly geolocated)
- Share a link to a specific part of the map
- Add all Statements of Diversion data to the database
- Show linked POD's
- Create some 'tours' of the data.
After we launched the Water Rights Atlas in Sacramento, we had further conversations with Phil Crader from the State Water Resource Control board about how we can improve the accuracy and contextual understanding of the water rights dataset for web developers and water researchers.
To facilitate this, I created this github repository for documenting the dataset, with an extensive README file.
Yesterday we went to meet up with folks at Stamen to talk about the New California Water Atlas, and how they might be able to help us through coaching and mentoring.
Stamen recently launched this “Grasses of the Chesapeake Bay” interactive, and this is a very good example of what we mean when we say that we are making these new interactives. The qualities of these kinds of maps that are particularly helpful:
In case you are curious, this is the announcement for our launch of our water rights atlas. By “Atlas” we mean something meant to be consumed in the way we might use the historical California Water Atlas — to be able to see everything at a glance, comprehensively… aiding in discovery.