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myObservatory is first and foremost an environmental information management system. Originally designed for agricultural use, it is useful with virtually any type of data. It does this by combining Geographic Information System (GIS) tools with data management and visualization tools.
myObservatory is used in university ecology curriculum. Independent researchers use myObservatory as a scalable cyber-infrastructure for their research. It is used by farmers to track information about livestock grazing and land responses to innovative land practices. In short, myObservatory provides the framework and structure to enable a method of investigation into your place of interest, suitable for use in both private and public sectors, both small and large. myObservatory helps you observe and learn about the place that means the most to you: your place.
There are two possible paths: sign up for a trial of a single project account, or find out more about our enterprise solutions for advanced customization or multiple projects.
Crowdsourcing; Rivers & Riparian Ecology
Cattle & Livestock; Experimental Land Management
Aquifer Management; Vulnerability; Contaminants
Facilitating data management in a classroom and lab setting
Experimental methodology and data is rigorously recorded using the myObservatory data management system to enable sharing of findings with collaborators that include land managers, scientists, and policy makers.
Data is collected using mobile-optimized web sites and a native iOS application, feeding directly into myObservatory where data can be viewed on a map and analyzed in further detail, making it easy to locate problem areas or areas needing remediation.
The new myObservatory Mobile 3 mobile application is now available on the App Store! Check it out here!
We are delignted to announce that Germany's National Environmental Lab (UFZ) is now on board with myObservatory!
myObservatory was featured in Green Apps & Web, who wrote a nice review about us. Check it out here: Data Acquisition with myObservatory
myObservatory was featured in Discover Magazine: Putting Your Data to Work With myObservatory
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) awarded Professor Yoram Rubin, founder of WebH2O LLC., the 2016 Henry Darcy Medal for his outstanding scientific contributions in water resources research and water resources engineering and management.
The sequel to our 2014 "Collect Data" mobile application is now available for early testing. This update adds additional capabilities to iPhone and iPad, and also brings offline data collection to Android as well. Get it here: Apple App Store - Google Play Store
myObservatory was featured in the article Community-based environmental management in the West Bank in the Civil and Environmental Engineering newsletter of University of California, Berkeley. See the newsletter here!
Competition Igeo - Creative Minds - mo4Rivers, an app developed through the iGEO- Creative Minds program and promoted by the General Directorate of Territory (DGT) and the Luso American Foundation for Development (FLAD), won first place out of 20 candidates! mo4Rivers was developed in association with Eng. Nuno Charneca, WebH2O LLC, and the Portuguese Association of Environmental Education (ASPEA).
The public awards ceremony took place on May 29, 2015, integrated in the INSPIRE Conference Geospatial World Forum 2015 and was chaired by the Secretary of State for Regional Planning and Nature Conservation, Dr. Miguel Castro Neto. Check out the award certificate!
myObservatory will be featured in a workshop at the Geospatial World Forum! More information...
Our new Data Collection application for iPhone and iPad is now published to the Apple App Store! This data collection application will allow you to easily and quickly collect photos in the field, with or without an internet connection. More data collection tools will be coming soon! Visit the App Store to download the free app.
myObservatory has just been certified as being a CUAHSI-compatible data management tool, meaning that it can publish collected data via the WaterOneFlow / WaterML HIS services. Learn more about CUAHSI here.
We've added a new page about sensing the environment with myObservatory, complete with designs and code for custom Arduino sensors.
We have been developing custom data loggers and sensors integrated into myObservatory, with good initial results. Stay tuned for more!
Our new product information web site has been launched! Now visitors can learn about myObservatory and its capabilities more easily.
We're proud to announce the release of myObservatory to the public after an extensive beta testing period. Sign up today!
New map background data has been made available, including a US Drought Map, USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs), and others.
The Savory Institute facilitates large-scale restoration of the world's grasslands through Holistic Management. The Savory Institute develops innovative tools and enhanced curricula, informs policy, establishes market incentives, increases public awareness, and coordinates relevant research, cultivating relationships with aligned partners.
We are proud to welcome several key partners to the myObservatory platform. The groups featured above have all begun using myObservatory for a wide range of practical applications, from research to education. Contact us to see how we can help your university, farm, business, or organization!
CUAHSI HIS / WaterOneFlow Web Services
myObservatory makes it easy to publish your data via the CUAHSI Water Data Center Catalog of Data Services. We handle packaging your data and formatting it for consumption by the directory, and eventual consumption by client services such as HydroDesktop.
CUAHSI stands for Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., and they are behind the HIS (Hydrologic Information System) effort and the WaterML data exchange format. Explore the CUAHSI site for more information, including information about data publication.
You can publish your data via the HIS Central data catalog by just checking this option, and providing a few more specific details about the data that you're publishing.
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