Web Services

KISTERS' web services creates a spectrum of communication capabilities. The portfolio of web interoperability solutions give system administrators flexibility to control privileges to download and/or view data, eliminating time-consuming data requests with (scheduled or real-time publication) of frequently asked information.


  • Options to display information in graphs, tables, and maps
  • Establish alarms and messages based on user-defined thresholds and color indicators
  • Authorize advanced data users to query and download data sets


  • A cost-effective approach expand your monitoring network
    Maximize the value of existing monitoring networks and promote holistic environmental stewardship as adjacent organizations work together. For example basin-wide cooperatives allow for more affordable nitrate or salinity management among irrigation and drainage authorities.

  • Opportunities to better anticipate and prepare for extreme weather events
    Information sharing enables regional partners like neighboring conservation authorities to share real time rainfall monitoring data to manage the risk of flooding and maximize lead time for emergency services to proactively respond to threats.

  • Track regional conservation and restoration efforts
    Synthesize hydrological information, water quality data, and ecological inventory across stakeholders.

    Why limit data sharing to a particular geographic area? The effects of climate change have shifted environmental science disciplines to a continental scale -- and even across multiple disciplines. In fact, these same web services power GEMStat, the United Nations' Global Environmental Monitoring System for water quality.

As an IT firm, KISTERS offers a range of web solutions from widgets that can be embedded into existing websites to interoperability solutions. Eliminate the hassle of converting data formats. KISTERS web solutions support many formats and industry-approved open data standards, so your time and data can be better applied to more significant issues.

Learn how the U.S. EPA leverages this API to establish the Internet of Watersheds. Or read about the open data standard WaterML 2.0.