Data and Tools

Data Management Tools

Good data management enables the location, sharing, and reuse of data, and reduces the redundancy of data. These attributes of good data management reduce costs in terms of time and money. Data management tools and best practices can also help to meet the open data requirements of making data more accessible and discoverable.

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Date published: July 1, 2019

Wildlife Health Information Sharing Partnership – event reporting system (WHISPers)

The NWHC developed the Wildlife Health Information Sharing Partnership – event reporting system (WHISPers) to increase public awareness of wildlife disease events and promote collaboration and data sharing among wildlife professionals. It is a partner driven tool that provides a dynamic, timely, searchable web-based system for visualizing and accessing data on wildlife disease events...

Date published: April 26, 2019

Furnished Data Guidelines

The annual review by USGS personnel of furnished records is designed to ensure that furnished records are collected in accordance with USGS standards. Furnished records are provided to the USGS by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensees and other cooperating agencies as a method for reviewing and quality assuring their records so that the data are collected using methods that...

Date published: March 4, 2019

WaterWatch Toolkit

The USGS WaterWatch Toolkit provides online tools that allow?users to search USGS sites in various ways;?create a variety of maps, graphs, charts, animations, and tables; perform a variety of streamflow analyses, and retrieve?summary statistics.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 4, 2019

Data Analysis Tools in the R Programming Language

USGS-R is a community of support for users of the R scientific programming language. USGS-R resources include R training materials, R tools for the retrieval and analysis of USGS data, and support for a growing group of USGS-R developers.?

Date published: March 4, 2019

dataRetrieval (R package)

This R package is designed to obtain USGS or EPA water quality sample data, streamflow data, and metadata directly from web services.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 4, 2019

geoknife (R package)

The geoknife package was created to support web-based geoprocessing of large gridded datasets according to their overlap with landscape (or aquatic/ocean) features that are often irregularly shaped. geoknife creates data access and subsequent geoprocessing requests for the USGS’s Geo Data Portal to carry out on a web server.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 28, 2018

Data Request Form

To submit this form: 1) Download the NWHC Data Request Form; 2)?Open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader; 3) Fill it out; 4) Save as a PDF; and 5) Submit the PDF to:

Date published: September 28, 2018

Regional Stream Quality Assessment: Data Downloader

The Regional Stream Quality Assessment?(RSQA) is a part of the National Water Quality Assessment project.? The data downloader provides access to?the water quality data?that were assessed as a part of the RSQA study by region, state, and county.

Date published: July 23, 2018

USGS Louisiana Publications

USGS Publications in Louisiana

Selected Publications


Date published: July 3, 2018

ESPA On-Demand Interface

The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) On-Demand Interface is used to request processing and services for Landsat Science Products and some MODIS archives.?

Date published: July 3, 2018

EarthExplorer Bulk Download Application

The Bulk Download Application is an easy-to-use tool for downloading large quantities of satellite imagery and geospatial data.

Once scenes are added to a Bulk Order via Earth Explorer, the Bulk Download Application can be used to automatically retrieve them with little to no user interaction.

Date published: July 3, 2018

EarthExplorer Scene List Upload

The?File List Ordering Tool?allows text file, metadata export, and scene list uploads for more effective downloading and/or ordering for all datasets visible on EarthExplorer.? User login required.