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miniSASS Data Management: Development of an online map-based data portal
Expanded Title:This report closes off the development of the online map-based data portal for the management and display of miniSASS data collected by miniSASS users. The final refined miniSASS data portal and database has been tested and refined in order to meet the aims of the project. The miniSASS data portal is in the form of a website and spatial database which allows miniSASS users to add their own miniSASS results, sharing results nationwide and further promoting miniSASS as a citizen science tool. The website provides a dedicated home for the miniSASS biomonitoring tool, to promote its use and to serve the miniSASS user community by providing a central hub for river health data, supporting materials, instruction, and news of the latest activities that have taken place. The interface to the data portal is in the form of a digital map, allowing users to find their location, navigate the river and catchment spatially, explore other user’s results, as well as capture their own results. In this way the miniSASS data portal promotes knowledge sharing, while in the process creating a national database of citizen-collected river health data. Reasons for the changes in river health over space and time can be explored based on the land uses and other activities that can be observed on the interactive Google Earth/satellite maps, supplemented by local knowledge. Communities can use the information and knowledge to illustrate the condition of their rivers, and investigate pollution sources
Date Published:01/10/2015
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection, Ecosystem - Invertebrates
Document Keywords:Guidelines, Pollution control, Surface Water, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 639/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0707-7
Authors:Graham M; Bruton S; Gibixego A
Project No:K8/1010
Organizations:GroundTruth Water Wetlands & Environ Eng
Document Size:1 913 KB
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