Presentation on theme: "I have worked for the Wisconsin DNR for about 10 years. I manage data on Wisconsins 15,000 lakes, program databases and develop web pages. My background."— Presentation transcript:
I have worked for the Wisconsin DNR for about 10 years. I manage data on Wisconsins 15,000 lakes, program databases and develop web pages. My background is in Environmental Geography and computer programming
Tables with Rows and Columns Tables are Connected
Station ID Station NameLatitudeLongitude 133320Lake Wingra - Center 43.055-89.415 133083Wingra Creek – Olin Avenue 43.052-89.383 133081Wingra Creek – Beld Street 43.049-89.394
Station IDStation NameLatitudeLongitude 133320Lake Wingra - Center43.055-89.415 133083Wingra Creek – Olin Avenue43.052-89.383 133081Wingra Creek – Beld Street43.049-89.394 Station IDDate Monitored Data Collectors 1333206/15/2005Joe Smith 1333207/1/2005Judy Jones 1333207/20/2005Joe Smith
Station ID Station NameDate Monitored Data Collectors 133320Lake Wingra - Center 6/15/2005Joe Smith 133320Lake Wingra- Middle 7/1/2005Judy Jones 133320Wingra Lake - Center 7/20/2005Joe Smith
1997-1999 Paradox and Microsoft Access. Reports not yet online. Repetition of information in tables.
Databases should be well organized, but generic enough to accommodate a variety of information Metadata should always be recorded along with the data, to assure repeatability 20, 50, 100 years from now. Metadata should include How Good? Quality assurance information to help prove that the data is good.
Our lakes are dynamic, diverse and ever- changing. Our database must be up to the task of adapting to changes (new aquatic invasive species) in data we collect. Reports and map products should be automated as much as possible to enable people to get up-to-date data fast, when needed.