Sites and Data

Explore natural phenomena through live data from base sites.

Use this map to select and further explore Base Sites.

Downloading and Viewing Data

The markers above pin point the locations of our active sites. By clicking on the markers, you will bring up a window that tells you the date the site was established. There is also a link in this page that will redirect you to a page that contains a map of the individual sensors for the base site.

At this page you can download, view and interact with the data collected from the sensors.

If you would like to setup automatic downloads every 7 days, instructions are available here.

The team deploying an end device in one of the Scaramento,CA sites

Working with Data

Soil moisture measurements are provided in CSV format which will open in a number of packages including Microsoft Excel.

The SoilSCAPE website uses python to prepare the data for download and create plots. The script used to create the plots, and optionally filter the data, is available here

A brief introduction to working with the data in python is available here, a similar tutorial covering working with data in R is available here.

The project also has a Bitbucket repository (SoilSCAPE Utilities) with some example scripts for working with the downloaded data.

The locations of each node is available in KML / ESRI Shapefile format via the link at the bottom of the maps. The KML files can be opened in Google Earth, shapefiles need to be opened in a GIS package, such as Quantum GIS (freely available from or ESRI ArcMap.

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