whatWQPsites: Site Data Import from Water Quality Portal

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/whatWQPsites.R

Description

Returns a list of sites from the Water Quality Portal web service. This function gets the data from: https://www.waterqualitydata.us. Arguments to the function should be based on https://www.waterqualitydata.us/webservices_documentation

Usage

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Arguments

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see https://www.waterqualitydata.us/webservices_documentation for a complete list of options. A list of arguments can also be supplied.

Value

A data frame with at least the following columns:

Name Type Description
OrganizationIdentifier character A designator used to uniquely identify a unique business establishment within a context.
OrganizationFormalName character The legal designator (i.e. formal name) of an organization.
MonitoringLocationIdentifier character A designator used to describe the unique name, number, or code assigned to identify the monitoring location.
MonitoringLocationName character The designator specified by the sampling organization for the site at which sampling or other activities are conducted.
MonitoringLocationTypeName character The descriptive name for a type of monitoring location.
MonitoringLocationDescriptionText character Text description of the monitoring location.
HUCEightDigitCode character The 8 digit federal code used to identify the hydrologic unit of the monitoring location to the cataloging unit level of precision.
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureValue * character The drainage basin of a lake, stream, wetland, or estuary site. Measure value is given in the units stored in DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode * character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
ContributingDrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureValue * character The contributing drainage area of a lake, stream, wetland, or estuary site. Measure value is given in the units stored in ContributingDrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
ContributingDrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode * character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
LatitudeMeasure numeric The measure of the angular distance on a meridian north or south of the equator.
LongitudeMeasure numeric The measure of the angular distance on a meridian east or west of the prime meridian.
SourceMapScaleNumeric character The number that represents the proportional distance on the ground for one unit of measure on the map or photo.
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue * character The horizontal measure of the relative accuracy of the latitude and longitude coordinates." Measure value is given in the units stored in HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode * character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
HorizontalCollectionMethodName character The name that identifies the method used to determine the latitude and longitude coordinates for a point on the earth.
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName character The name that describes the reference datum used in determining latitude and longitude coordinates.
VerticalMeasure/MeasureValue character The measure of elevation (i.e., the altitude), above or below a reference datum. Measure value is given in the units stored in VerticalMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
VerticalMeasure/MeasureUnitCode character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue * character The vertical measure of the relative accuracy of the latitude and longitude coordinates. Measure value is given in the units stored in VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode * character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
VerticalCollectionMethodName character The name that identifies the method used to collect the vertical measure (i.e. the altitude) of a reference point.
VerticalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName character The name of the reference datum used to determine the vertical measure (i.e., the altitude).
CountryCode character A code designator used to identify a primary geopolitical unit of the world.
StateCode character A code designator used to identify a principal administrative subdivision of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
CountyCode character A code designator used to identify a U.S. county or county equivalent.
AquiferName * character Name of the aquifer in which the well is completed.
FormationTypeText * character Name of the primary formation or soils unit, in which the well is completed.
AquiferTypeName * character The type of aquifer, such as confined or unconfined.
ConstructionDateText * character Date of construction when well was completed. May be year only.
WellDepthMeasure/MeasureValue * character Depth below land surface datum (LSD) to the bottom of the hole on completion of drilling. Measure value is given in the units stored in WellDepthMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
WellDepthMeasure/MeasureUnitCode * character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
WellHoleDepthMeasure/MeasureValue * character Depth below land surface datum (LSD) to the bottom of the hole on completion of drilling. Measure value is given in the units stored in WellHoleDepthMeasure/MeasureUnitCode.
WellHoleDepthMeasure/MeasureUnitCode * character The code that represents the unit for measuring the item.
queryTime POSIXct Query time

* element is only in NWIS

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## Not run: 
site1 <- whatWQPsites(siteid="USGS-01594440")

type <- "Stream"
sites <- whatWQPsites(countycode="US:55:025",siteType=type)
lakeSites <- whatWQPsites(siteType = "Lake, Reservoir, Impoundment", statecode = "US:55")

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