myObservatory is the collaborative platform for your data ecosystem.

Curate data collected in the field alongside environmental data from third party sources. Collaborate and share your newfound knowledge. myObservatory is your dependable resource to gain insight and achieve better results. Watch Intro Video

Feature Summary for the myObservatory Platform

A few of the features of myObservatory are summarized here. You will find these tools plus many more in myObservatory.


Data Collection

Data Management

Data Analysis & Visualization

GPS-Tracked Data

Assign location tags to any data type with our built-in GPS function. We make it easy to view, edit, sort or plot your data on a map, from image files captured with your mobile device to individual entries in excel datasets.

An example of a GPS-tagged photo being recalled from the map.

Organize Data by Map Region

Draw and place shapes on the map to group and organize your ecosystem data by regions of interest. Custom shapes can depict areas such as fields, watersheds, forests, rivers, wells, urban or natural habitats and more.

Using Hand Drawn Shapes to delineate important regions.

Time Lapse Photo Viewer

View images from the same location over multiple points in time. Easily step through entries within a series of linked image files to better understand operating dynamics such as crop growth patterns.

Photo time series viewer tool.

Customized Data Forms

Design and deploy data collection forms with custom fields to create unique data objects. Create your own data fields or mark suggested fields as required or optional. Input text, numbers, dates and date ranges, photos, or videos and enable helpers to collect data though our mobile application without compromising security.

A data collection form in an iPad view.

Geographic Data Interpolation

Estimate what values would be for nearby points that you have not actually sampled using geographic data interpolation techniques. This can be used to estimate contaminant spread, elevations, water depth, moisture, or any data point that's spread out over an area. Our interpolation system uses industry-standard Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) and we are developing Kriging-based interpolations for even more accurate interpolative estimates.

Soil compaction (PSI), measured with handheld GPS-enabled penetrometer, interpolated over an area. 1" depth (left); 12" depth (right).

Statistical Data Analysis and Plotting

Comprehensive statistical analysis with reports such as basic summary, histograms, scatter plots, frequency diagrams, box plots [can we clarify what is this or remove], and time-series plots. Data may be plotted and cross-plotted across different data types on the same chart (such as volumes over time or location).

A few example statistical plots. Left: a scatter plot showing air temperature versus water temperature at a stream; Right: a frequency diagram of water temperature.