BioBase Tips & Tricks – Mapping Water Temperature Data

BioBase is full of features but not all of them are well known or used often. This post is to walk you thought a step by step process of pulling surface water temperature from your CSV BioBase data.

Step 1. Locate the waterbody you want to pull surface water temperature data from.

Locate on your dashboard the waterbody of your trip.

Step 2. Click analyze/edit button the trip you want to pull your surface water quality data from.

Click Analyze/Edit on the trip you want to pull the data from.

Step 3. Click on the “Tools” option on the left side of the screen to open the “Tools” menu

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Click on the “Tools” option on the left side of the screen.

Step 4. Click on “Export Data” in the tools menu.

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Click on the “Export Data” option in the tools menu

Step 5. Export the CSV data from the trip.

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Export CSV Data from the trip

Step 6.Click “Depth” under the layer source, and “point” under the data type.

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Click “Depth” under the layer source, and “Point” under the data type.

Step 7. Click submit once you have selected “depth” and “point”.

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With “depth” and “point” selected click the submit button

Step 8. The CSV data now contains the Water Temperature with each corresponding point.

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In the CSV data the Water Temperature will be listed

One way to use the CSV data is to insert it as a layer in QGIS and create a map like below.

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Surface Water Temperature Map

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Author: biobasemaps

BioBase is a cloud platform for the automated mapping of aquatic habitats (lakes, rivers, ponds, coasts). Standard algorithms process sonar datafiles (EcoSound) and high resolution satellite imagery (EcoSat). Depth and vegetation maps and data reports are rapidly created and stored in a private cloud account for analysis, and sharing. This blog highlights a range of internal and external research, frequently asked questions, feature descriptions and highlights, tips and tricks, and photo galleries.

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