importWQP: Basic Water Quality Portal Data parser

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

View source: R/importWQP.R

Description

Imports data from the Water Quality Portal based on a specified url.

Usage

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importWQP(obs_url, zip = TRUE, tz = "UTC", csv = FALSE)

Arguments

obs_url

character URL to Water Quality Portal#' @keywords data import USGS web service

zip

logical to request data via downloading zip file. Default set to TRUE.

tz

character to set timezone attribute of datetime. Default is UTC (properly accounting for daylight savings times based on the data's provided tz_cd column). Possible values include "America/New_York","America/Chicago", "America/Denver","America/Los_Angeles", "America/Anchorage","America/Honolulu","America/Jamaica","America/Managua","America/Phoenix", and "America/Metlakatla"

csv

logical. Is the data coming back with a csv or tsv format. Default is FALSE. Currently, the summary service does not support tsv, for other services tsv is the safer choice.

Value

retval dataframe raw data returned from the Water Quality Portal. Additionally, a POSIXct dateTime column is supplied for start and end times, and converted to UTC. See https://www.waterqualitydata.us/portal_userguide/ for more information.

See Also

readWQPdata, readWQPqw, whatWQPsites

Examples

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# These examples require an internet connection to run

## Examples take longer than 5 seconds:

rawSampleURL <- constructWQPURL('USGS-01594440','01075', '', '')

rawSample <- importWQP(rawSampleURL)

rawSampleURL_NoZip <- constructWQPURL('USGS-01594440','01075', '', '', zip=FALSE)

rawSample2 <- importWQP(rawSampleURL_NoZip, zip=FALSE)

STORETex <- constructWQPURL('WIDNR_WQX-10032762','Specific conductance', '', '')

 STORETdata <- importWQP(STORETex)

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