“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”
– Henry Ford
TSTool helps people understand water resources problems and solutions and scale processing to improve efficiencies. The TSTool software provides features to access time series, tables, and spatial data in databases, files, and from internet web services. TSTool provides a command language to automate data processing, which results in documented and repeatable processes. The combination of data browsing/viewing and automation allows users to greatly increase efficiency while ensuring transparency in their work. If you are competent with Excel, then you can be competent with TSTool, and OWF is enhancing TSTool to integrate with Excel and geographical information systems.
- TSTool Quick Start Guide, Guide and Examples also available as GitHub gist
- Current version and archive of TSTool software
- TSTool download on State of Colorado’s CDSS website
Several examples of TSTool products are shown below, created by TSTool using its workflow command language, with input data from internet web services. Image file creation can be automated to streamline creation of data products. Interactive graphs allow zooming into specific time periods. Data flags and annotations can be displayed to explain data.
|SNOTEL graph, indicating snowpack for water supply|
|Surface Water Supply Index, an indicator of drought|
|Streamflow graph showing floods of September, 2013.|
|Graphs of Lake Powell historical conditions|