IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE WATER REPORTER MAPS FEATURE HAS RECENTLY RECEIVED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF UPDATES.
YOUR MAPS STILL WORK, BUT WE ARE WORKING ON UPDATING OUR HELP DOCUMENTATION TO REFLECT SLIGHT CHANGES TO WORKFLOWS AND EXPLAIN THE EXPANDED FUNCTIONALITY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO USE AT SUPPORT@WATERREPORTER.ORG.
Maps takes observations and data as inputs and outputs incredible maps to embed as widgets in your website or share to interested stakeholders.
Map Visualization Options
At the time of this writing, you can create two types of maps. The first is a map of all observations shared with the Water Reporter app by all users that have tagged your organization in their post. The second is a map of all Flow stations and uploaded data, with visualized scores - if applicable.
The first can easily be added to your website by accessing the embed code through your Maps tab.
The second requires linking your Flow data source(s) and naming your map, and then you're good to go!
Once you have added the iframe to your website, the map will update automatically whenever a new report is shared with your organization.
It's also worth noting that only up to 100 observations will be displayed at one time to keep your maps as clean as possible.
How to grab your mapWe provide you with two links to use:
- A general url of the map
- An embed code iframe
If you are unsure if your website can support this interactive map, get in touch with us through intercom messenger or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Quality Monitoring versus General Observation Maps
Pro level subscribers will have two choices for embedding their maps. To tell the difference between the two, look at the url. The top map, with /m/ will display the general posts only. The second map, with /f/ in the url links to the map with your water quality data with an optional layer of your observations.
Sharing maps on Water Reporter
As an added feature, you can share your map through Water Reporter or other social media sites as a stand alone post. Simply add a comment and click the Share button. The post, with a pre-created image, will be added to the general Water Reporter feed and your group feed.