WaDE data can be integrated into other platforms, such as Excel, the R-statistical package, Tableau, etc., to support new applications. The Wyoming Water Use Data Exploration App is a case study that demonstrates how the WaDE web services can be used to retrieve water use information based on user input. The application was built using the R/Shiny platform, and allows the user to view comparisons of water use by sector and source type, based on the location of interest.
The application takes the user input (a Reporting Unit) uses the WaDE web services to search for the corresponding water use reports from the Wyoming Water Development Commission. The web service returns the report data in XML format, which can be parsed and represented in useful visualizations. Try out the app here.