Watch this video for an introduction to My Network.
Introduction to My Network
This is what FlowWorks first looks like when you log in to the system. You are presented with a map showing all of your station locations known as ‘My Network’. There is also a list of stations on the left hand side of the screen.
You can move around the map by holding down the left mouse button and dragging. You can zoom in and out by either using the zoom buttons on the left hand corner of the screen or if you have a roller mouse hover over the area you want to zoom and roll up to zoom in and roll down to zoom out.
You can change the background from the default ‘‘Terrain’ model to:
- a street map ‘Map’,
You can change the size of the icons by using the links at the top. The default is medium ‘Med’ but you can make them smaller ‘Sm’ or larger ‘Lrg’.
The color of the station indicates the status. Active stations are green, stations that call in to FlowWorks but are late calling are shown in yellow, sites that don’t call in to FlowWorks but have data manually download and transferred in to FlowWorks are shown in blue, and inactive stations are shown in grey.
You can use the filter box in the top right corner of the screen to select which stations are shown on the map. For example if you want to only see rainfall satiation, selecting filter by type and selecting rainfall will only show stations that have rainfall gauges attached to them.
Or if you want to only see inactive stations select by status and choose inactive and you will be shown which sites are inactive. To show them all again select filter all and all of the stations will be shown on the map again.
As an aside, if you have sites without geographic locations or if the site locations are unknown, they appear in a box below the map. You can move through the site in the box by using the navigation bar and if you click on one of the stations, the info for the site appears in a box below the screen.
You can also access tools links for these sites at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
To look at a station in more detail either click on it or click on the station name on the left hand list. When you click on a station you are presented with a summary box telling you what kind of station it is, what the collection method is and when the most recent data arrived. More info is provided on the bottom of the screen including location, how often the station is suppose to call, when the station first became active, and the list of the available measurements within the station.
If you get confused about the types of stations, you can click on the legend on the bottom left corner of the screen. The letters on any given station show what type of station it is, ‘W’ for water, ‘S’ for sewer etc.
There are several ways to access the analysis options within FlowWorks. For example if you click on a station, the summary table open showing the available tools that you can use. Likewise the links to the tools are also displayed next to the detailed description box at the bottom of the screen. For this station we can use the graphing system, we can also export data, use the summary reports.
If you select a rainfall station, the tools also include the rainfall analysis functions within FlowWorks.
You can also navigate through FlowWorks using my network bar located at the top of the screen. Clicking on the graphing page brings up the graphing system.
The reporting tab allows the user to access the summary reports, rainfall statistics, image view and customized HMI display screens if you had these set up.
The analysis tab allows you to access the rainfall IDF analysis system and I&I estimator, the management tabs allows the user to access export data and metadata or online forms data.