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How to Share Sensor Data on Monitor My Watershed

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1.Introduction #

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Monitor My Watershed® (http://monitormywatershed.org/) lets you share and explore sensor data from the EnviroDIY™ environmental science and monitoring community (https://www.envirodiy.org/) and macroinvertebrate data from the Leaf Pack Network® (https://leafpacknetwork.org/). Monitor My Watershed is part of the WikiWatershed® toolkit (https://wikiwatershed.org), an initiative of Stroud™ Water Research Center.

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2.Create an Account #

Click the “Sign Up” button on the Monitor My Watershed homepage or click “Sign Up” in the main menu. Fill out the registration form:

  1. Enter your first and last names.Please note that your first and last names will be displayed publicly with your data; if you do not want your name to be visible, please do not sign up for an account.
  2. Enter your email address. This will be used for password recovery and will not be visible to the public.
  3. Choose a username. Make a note of this as it is what you will use to log in; the site does not allow you to log in with your email address.
  4. Choose and confirm a password.
  5. Enter your organization: begin entering the common name of your organization to check the list of existing organizations. If you see “No results found,” clear your entry, click on the drop-down list, choose “Add New Organization.” People will be able to search the data by organization so make sure you do not create a duplicate entry for an existing organization.
  6. Agree to the Terms of Use and click the Register button.

If you need to edit your account after registration:

  1. Click the “Logged in as (username)” link in the main menu, then click “My Account.”
  2. Click the pencil icon.
  3. Make the desired changes and click “Save Changes.”
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3.Site Data #

You have to register the site where you performed the experiment before you can enter experiment data.

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3.1.Add a Site #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. Click on the “Register a new site” button and fill out the form. Hover over the question mark icons for help text.
  3. Click the “Register Site” button.
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3.2.View a Site #

To view your own site:

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. Scroll down to the “My Registered Sites” section and click on the site name of the site you’d like to view.

To browse sites shared by others:

  1. Click on “Browse Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. In the “Browse Data Collection Sites” sidebar, under “Data Types,” check the “EnviroDIY” box.
  3. Click on a map marker and then on the “View data for this site” link.
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3.3.Follow a Site #

  1. Click on “Browse Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. In the “Browse Data Collection Sites” sidebar, under “Data Types,” check the “EnviroDIY” box.
  3. Click on a map marker and then on the “View data for this site” link.
  4. Check the “Follow” box in the right corner above the map. The sites you follow will appear on your “My Sites” page, below your registered sites.
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3.4.Edit a Site #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu. Scroll down to find the site you’d like to edit. Click on the Site Code to go to the site page.
  2. Once on the site page, click the blue “Edit” button.
  3. Edit your site data and click the “Save Edits” button.
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3.5.Delete a Site #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu. Scroll down to find the site you’d like to edit. Click on the Site Code to go to the site page.
  2. Click the red delete button above the map to delete the experiment.
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4.Sensor Data #

After registering your site, you’re ready to add sensor data to it.

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4.1.Sending Data From a Data Logger #

Detailed instructions on how to send sensor data from an Arduino data logger can be found in the EnviroDIY GitHub repository, Modular Sensors wiki.

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4.2.REST POST Request Syntax #

REST POST request syntax examples can be found in documentation on the Monitor My Watershed GitHub repository.

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4.3.Manually Uploading Data #

Coming soon.

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5.Ask a Question #

If you’ve reviewed this document and still have a question or issue, please submit it on the Contact page (https://wikiwatershed.org/contact/).

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6.Credits #

Monitor My Watershed® is part of WikiWatershed®, an initiative of Stroud™ Water Research Center (https://www.stroudcenter.org/). The Stroud Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

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Documentation Contributors

  • Sara Damiano, Stroud Water Research Center
  • Heather Brooks, Stroud Water Research Center
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7.Send Us Feedback #

Please help us improve this guide. You can leave feedback about individual sections (look for the “Was this helpful? Yes or No” text). If your answer is no, or if you see something that needs to be changed, please use the “Suggest an edit” link and fill out a quick form.

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