Water Monitoring System Website FAQ Guide

Provided by Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Last Revised: June 2011  ( Download PDF FAQ Guide )

1. Introduction

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide is intended to answer commonly asked questions regarding the Florida Department of Environmental Protection "Water Monitoring System Website". For questions that have not been answered in this guide, please use the Contact Us page to direct your question to the appropriate party.

2. Questions and Answers

Q: Who operates and owns the stations collecting data for the website?
A: The stations are owned and operated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands, Bureau of Survey and Mapping.

Q: How often is data collected?
A: Data is collected every 6 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Q: Where is the data stored?
A: Data is stored on Amazon’s EC2 Cloud service.

Q: Is the collected data accessible to the public?
A: Yes, all collected data can be viewed for free online by the public.

Q: Who provides the mapping software on the home page?
A: The map is provided by Google, using their Google Maps API.

Q: Can I access the site on a mobile device, such as smart phone or tablet computer?
A: Yes, you can access the site on any device that has Internet access and a functional web-browser that can display websites with embedded Google maps. A comprehensive compatibility list is not maintained, but most iPhone and Android phones and tablets should display the site correctly.

Q: The data charts on the “Current Data” pages are going off of the right side of my screen. How do I view them all?
A: Most computers should be able to display all the charts on one screen, but some older computers may not have a high enough screen resolution to display all chart data at once. You can view all the charts at once by using the “zoom out” feature in your web browser.

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