Well and monitoring data

Consulting Well and Monitoring Data

Well and monitoring data are data on water wells, such as stratigraphic logs, borehole construction logs or pumping test data, as well as groundwater parameters measured multiples times at the same locations, usually in wells but also sometimes in springs. Well and monitoring data can be accessed in the dedicated section under Data. Data appear on a map. Clicking on a data point opens a side panel providing some information about the data point, including monitoring data if available. The full list of information associated with the data point can be accessed by clicking on View Full Record.

Well and Monitoring Data

Well and Monitoring Data section

Well and Monitoring Data, side panel

Well and Monitoring Data attributes box

It is also possible to visualize the data in a table, by clicking on the Open attribute table icon. Each row in the table corresponds to a data point. When selecting a data point in the table, you have the possibility to zoom in on the map by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol on the left. All table columns can be sorted by alphabetic order and queried using various filters.

Well and Monitoring Data, accessing the attribute table

Clicking on View Full Record leads to the information page of the data point. It is organized in subcategories: General Information, Drilling and Construction, Hydrogeology, Management, Monitoring Data and Metadata. Only a few fields are mandatory, and it is possible that the data provider did not fill in all the fields available.

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Well and Monitoring Data record

Downloading Well and Monitoring Data

The full database or a part thereof can be downloaded by clicking on Download Well and Monitoring Data, under Data in the top menu. Since all the data are open, it is not necessary to register to download the data, but it is required to fill in the data request form with some personal information. This information is only for administration purposes as it helps GGIS administrators and data providers to improve the service. Users are also invite to specify what data they want to download and from which countries. After filling in the data request form, a download file will be prepared. Once available, a link will be shared to download it. The download files contain the licenses that apply on the data, as specified by the data providers.

Uploading Well and Monitoring Data

Well and Monitoring Data are managed at the organization level. An organization regroups one or several users who can upload data and edit data from their own organization. These users have the status of Editors. Each organization also has an Admin, who determines which users in the GGIS have an Editor's role. If you wish to upload or edit data from an organization that is already registered in the GGIS, contact the Admin of this organization. If your organization is not yet registered, contact: ggis@un-igrac.org.

Well and Monitoring Data, permissions

User roles in the Well and Monitoring Database

Admins can manage their organisation(s) by clicking on Organisation, after clicking on their user name in the top right of the screen.

Well and Monitoring Data, Admin

Managing user roles within an organisation

Well and monitoring data can be uploaded in batch mode using dedicated excel templates (Batch Upload) or they can be entered one by one using online forms (Add Record). Once recorded in the database, well and monitoring data can be accessed as map layers. The upload of well and monitoring data is accessible under Data. Remember that you need to sign in to upload data in the GGIS.

Add record

There are many fields available, classified in several subcategories. Only a few fields are mandatory, which are marked in bold, but it is advised to fill in as many fields as possible.

After filling in the form, click on Submit. In order to edit your data, you need to access the data point in Well and Monitoring Data, click on Full Data Record, then on Go to form.

Batch upload

You have the possibility to use templates for uploading data under General Information and Monitoring Data. The templates can be downloaded in that page. As for adding single data records, it is mandatory to specify under which organisation you upload the data point.