Quick Start Tutorial

The Water Information Integration and Dissemination (WIID) is a suite of Internet-based applications that help you interact with water-related databases. You use interactive maps or text-based place name searches to specify your area and subject of interest.


Step 1. What information are you looking for?
Each WIID application focuses on separate water-related information. The WIID portal allows you to launch any application you choose.

Step 2. Where is your area of interest?
The WIID portal allows you to specify your area of interest using a map, or using a text-based place name search. After specifying your area and previewing a map, when you launch a WIID application, it shows your area. This allows you to find specific information quickly.

Locate Information by Map:

  1. Click on an area of the map to zoom in.  

  2. In the detailed map, click on desired location to search that region.  
    A preview map opens. If that is your area of interest, select a WIID application from the list below the map. Otherwise, click a different region.


Locate Information by Text:  

  1. Enter a name of a city, town or county in the text field or select a  county or city from the dropdown lists. Click the Search button to open a preview map.
    A list of records opens above the map.  

  2. Choose from city, county, or quadrangle name to open a new preview map. If this map shows your area of interest, select a WIID application from the list below the map. Otherwise, click a different record, or try a new search.
    Tip: Clicking the Home link in the lower right corner clears your search results.


Step 3. Open a WIID application and access a wealth of water-related information.

Use the tools to interact with the map and find information.
Tip: each WIID application has its own Help system to assist you.

 

For step by step instructions,  please click Help to open the WIID portal Help file.