The 2017 Release of the Jamaica Bay Water Quality Database draws on 2 data sources, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and the National Park Service, Jamaica Bay Unit. The database contains water quality data collected at a number of sampling locations stretching from Rockaway Inlet eastward into the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge from January 2001 through December 2011. For more information on these sources, click on their corresponding FGDC-structured metadata records:
Nearly 60 parameters have been ingested and processed for previewing and downloading from a map interface.
There are several ways to query the parameters, one of which is through the “Explore/Download” tool on the left hand side of the interface where you can select from a list of Parameter Groups:
The combination of these technologies and a flexible code architecture has allowed us to build a responsive and full-featured web application that we hope will not only be useful to the current community but can be extended to serve and explore similar types of data for other groups and locations.