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6. Times Series Visualization

Time Series Visualization is a powerful tool to evaluate and analyze data found on Monitor My Watershed. You can graph and compare multiple variables and sites all on one graph and set custom time frames to visualize data from a specific period of time. Users, regardless if they have an account, can visualize all information selected from every site streaming data to Monitor My Watershed.

6.1 Paths to TSV

There are several different paths to obtaining sensor data for a site in the Time Series Visualization. They are listed here in an order that yields the least specific to most specific data views.

Monitor My Watershed Menu > Time Series Visualization Tab

Clicking on Time Series Visualization in the Monitor My Watershed menu (Figure 14) will open a blank visualization screen for you to customize (see Section 6.2).

Figure 14. TSV tab in Monitor My Watershed menu bar.

Browse Sites > Selected Site > Time Series Visualization Tab

(For viewing all variables for a specific site streaming to Monitor My Watershed)
Click on Browse Sites in the Monitor My Watershed menu to select a site (see Sections 5.1 and 5.2) and then view the last 72 hours of data for that site. Clicking on the Time Series Visualization link (Figure 15) on the Site Details page will take you to the TSV screen pre-populated with the site. Add a parameter to the plot using the Add Series list in the lower right hand corner.

Figure 15. Time Series Visualization icon on the Site page.

Browse Sites > Selected Site > Selected Variable > Time Series Visualization Tab

(For viewing a single variable for a specific site streaming to Monitor My Watershed)
Click on Browse Sites in the Monitor My Watershed menu to select a site (see Sections 5.1 and 5.2) and then view the last 72 hours of data for that site. The header above each graph contains three icons. Clicking on the first icon (Figure 16) will take you directly to the Time Series Analyst Visualization tab with an expanded graph for that specific variable.

Figure 16. The Time Series Visualization link for a single variable.

6.2 Customizing Visualizations

Time Series Visualization (Figure 17) allows users to plot selected variables and adjust the time scale.

Figure 17. Blank TSV interface.

Add a site for visualization from the drop-down list in the upper right hand corner (Figure 18), then click the Load Site button to populate a list of parameters to select from.

Figure 18. Site selection drop-down list.

Select the check box for the parameter series to add; all records for that parameter will be added to the plot. Adjust the date range by clicking and dragging over the plot or by using the Date Range functions (Figure 19).

Figure 19. The time series for a parameter can be adjusted using the Date Range functions.

Additional parameters and sites can be added to the plot by repeating these steps.


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