The Chicago Park district is one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation with 8,100 acres of green space spread across 580 different parks. It also manages many indoor facilities, historical landmarks, and beaches. Eight of Chicago’s most popular beaches have weather stations or water quality buoys monitoring environmental conditions around the clock. These monitoring locations are all interconnected and push data up to WQData LIVE, forming a very large and important data monitoring network.
The Regional Science Consortium, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, runs a complex environmental project consisting of three water quality buoys and two terrestrial data monitoring towers. All of these systems were built by NexSens Technology, which continues to maintain and update them. All of the systems log data and send them to the cloud to be hosted on WQData LIVE.