TEXAS WATER SCIENCE CENTER - DATA & SPATIAL STUDIES

Streamer

Released: Released (v1 July 2013, v2 April 2014, v3 March 2016)

Cooperator: Currently USGS Office of Water Information, USGS National Map (National Geospatial Program)

Audience: General public

Base Data: 1:1M scale networked hydrography for the Nation (water features and streamgages)

Link: http://water.usgs.gov/streamer/

Press: USGS Press Release

  USGS Science Feature

  USGS Top Story

Select Media: Field & Stream

  Popular Science

Streamer is an online mapping application for exploring downstream and upstream along America’s rivers and streams. Since Streamer was first released in 2013, scientists, water managers, students, and citizens have used Streamer extensively. The mobile friendly version takes most of the features from the desktop version and packages them into an intuitive, easy-to-use format on a smartphone or tablet.

The Streamer Trace API is a programming interface written in JavaScript and designed to add upstream and downstream traces to an ESRI-based web map. Four Streamer map services are available along with tutorials that show how to build a web page containing a map with Streamer map service layers. New map services for Streamer are designed to emphasize hydrographic features while improved map symbols have been incorporated to make it easier to distinguish major streams and cities.