Napearte | Where's the Water?


Awards & Nominations

Napearte has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Global Nominee

The Challenge | Where's the Water?

Use satellite and other data to allow farmers, landowners, and land managers in your locale to identify and visualize water resources in their surroundings.


Our app consists of an open, easy to access database about the distribution of water both above and below ground level.


Our vision is to collect all data regarding water (most specifically phreatic zones) in both urban and suburban areas. This allows for a better understanding of our soil, helping local authorities manage our land more efficiently.

Our app collects phreatic depth measurements from various sources (including our own sensors), combines them with weather and historical data and processes them using functional data analysis in order to create a gradient map showing the distribution and depth of underground water.

By making this data publicly available, we will help both public and private sectors improve spatial planning and make a more efficient use of natural resources.

In order to address this issue, a web application was developed using Bootstrap as our front-end framework and the Google Maps Javascript API to visualize our data in a friendly and readable way. A functional data analysis algorithm (written in Python, check full project document) runs on the server side and generates the gradient map that is then shown in the client side.

Our prototype was built using data provided by qualified professionals.

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