Groundwater Data on WaterConnect www.waterconnect.sa.gov.au/Systems/GD/
Session Outline • Introduction to Groundwater Data • Demonstration showing: • Map features • Search methods and filters • Viewing well details • Downloads and print options • Help tools • What you should know, incl. contacting us
What is Groundwater Data? • State’s groundwater database • Over 240,000 registered wells • Wide range of search options • Water, mineral and petroleum wells • Observation networks of monitored wells • Identify aquifers from well logs • Download and print data
Who uses Groundwater Data? • Local, State and Federal Governments • General public and industry specialists: • Landowners, farmers and irrigators • Property investors and developers • Well drillers • Mining companies • Real Estate agents and consultants • Research organisations, academics, students
Key Features • Search for wells by property address, title reference, permit number, unit number, coordinates • Refine search results by selecting for example: aquifer, well class, well status, PWA, NRM region • View spatial layers (map layers) • Download results to CSV, XML or TXT • Print search results, the map and the well details • Compatible with popular browsers (recent versions)
Key Features Search options Download and print data Well symbols Refine Search (filter results) Results summary
Where to find Groundwater Data • Hosted on WaterConnect, a State Government website (sa.gov.au) • Accessible from other sites, including: • Environment Conservation Portfolio (www.environment.sa.gov.au) • Other water information sites www.waterconnect.sa.gov.au/Systems/GD/
Where do I find more information? Online resources: • Getting Started • How to videos • Frequently Asked Questions • Code Definitions • Well Details descriptions www.waterconnect.sa.gov.au/Systems GD/Pages/Help.aspx
What you should know • A search can retrieve up to 10,000 results only • Refine Search, Download Data and Print Data are available only: • if wells are found • on the relevant search tab and the Details view • Well Labels map layer is visible only for map scales up to 5km
What you should know • Designed for most types of general enquiries • For privacy reasons property/parcel ownership information is not available • Historical data may be incomplete/inaccurate, e.g. well location pre-lat/long records. Tell us about it!
What you should know Contact Us to: • Correct well information • Obtain well related information that is not provided in Groundwater Data • Provide feedback and suggestions • Need assistance with using Groundwater Data • Report a fault with Groundwater Data Choose Groundwater Data as the Subject
Promoting Groundwater Data • Flyer for inserts into correspondence and other distribution • Letters/emails to external parties • Workshops and seminars • In the field; face-to-face • Tell them about it!
Promoting WaterConnect • Flyer for inserts into correspondence and other distribution • Letters/emails to external parties • In the field; face-to-face • Tell them about it!