EarthSoft Receives Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

December 11, 2009

Delivers 600th EQuIS 5 Professional License

December 5, 2009 – EarthSoft announces today that it has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Status. EarthSoft also announced the delivery of its 600th EQuIS 5 Professional license.

The 600 seat milestone creates an army of EQuIS “power users” providing data management services such as data migrations, custom reports, new spreadsheets, new graphics, and new queries. The .NET Smart Client features in EQuIS 5 Professional, such as the Crosstab Report Writer, support customizations and query building sessions. Often, proprietary hosted “software-as-a-service” solutions provide limited functionality. Combining EQuIS Professional with EQuIS Enterprise allows the 600 Power Users to support thousands of casual users of EQuIS data with Enterprise EDP, EZView, EQuIS Information Agents, and EQuIS for ArcGIS Server.

EarthSoft continued to grow rapidly throughout 2009, with new clients including CH2M Hill/Critigen, Montana DEQ, Tennessee DEC, North Carolina DOT, City of New York, Shaw Environmental, HDR Engineering, Booz Allen Hamilton, Areva, URS, AECOM, Geoklock, several cities and counties, and many others. Hosted EQuIS sales grew 54% from 2008 and EarthSoft services grew 122% from 2008. All major US labs have downloaded EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) for submitting Electronic Data Deliverables (EDDs) and the SGS Group purchased a Site License of EDP for all its labs worldwide.

EarthSoft currently manages 20 servers in five different data centers. EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard recently spent 2 weeks in China attending the ESRI User Conference and visiting data managers. EarthSoft’s Scot Weaver has recently visited Africa on a Training contract for Barrick Gold.

EQuIS Professional is an advanced decision support system including a relational database schema in SQL Server or Oracle for water, air, geotechnical, and other types of scientific and technical data. EQuIS 5 Professional also has a powerful ArcGIS GUI. EQuIS easily supports several scientific data types, such as groundwater, sediment, limnology, and other water and subsurface data, making EQuIS the most widely used data management software in the world.

Dr. Arnold Gray at EarthSoft said, “We want to thank CH2M Hill and Critigen for their demonstrated support for EarthSoft and our EQuIS 5 software. We feel exceptionally fortunate to be in a position to work with Critigen and their group of data management specialists. We are confident EQuIS will serve Critigen well as our companies work together into the future.”

State of Montana rolls out EQuIS Water Quality Exchange

November 3, 2009

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has rolled out its Montana EQuIS Water Quality Exchange — or MT-eWQX — a central repository for water quality monitoring data.

Montana’s Web page for MT-eWQX provides guidance for submitting water quality data to the database, such as physical, chemical, biological, and habitat data from a variety of projects across the state.

Data submitted to MT-eWQX is submitted to EPA’s National STORET Warehouse, fulfilling the STORET requirement of environmental monitoring projects funded by federal monies, such as 319 grants or 106 funds.

EarthSoft partner LDC helps present to NC DENR

October 21, 2009

Beard heads to China this weekend as part of ESRI User Conference

October 15, 2009

EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard is headed to China this weekend as part of the ESRI contingent presenting the Eighth ESRI User Conference in Beijing and Shanghai over the next week.

Beard, CEO of EarthSoft for 15 years, will present “EQuIS interfaces with ArcMap, ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, and 3D Analyst” during the conference, beginning Oct. 20. Members of the Chong Qing Environmental Protection Bureau and the Shanghai Bureau of Environmental Protection Bureau are expected to be in attendance.

Beard and the ESRI contingent will present other topics including ESRI’s future technology plans, the GIS application, and environmental protection case studies including an aquatic environment water-quality model, prediction of early-warning models and atmospheric models, as well as integrating ArcGIS with the Chong Qing Environmental Protection Bureau IT (data center construction, process management, information system construction, and more.)

In addition, they’ll discuss the application of new GIS technology in environmental protection and public safety, cloud computing, GIS in telecommunication, and ArcGIS 3D.

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CEO Mitch Beard to Speak at ESRI China User Conference

October 3, 2009

October 3, 2009 – EarthSoft announced today that CEO Mitch Beard will speak at the Eighth ESRI User Conference in Beijing, taking place October 20-22 in Beijing. EarthSoft will present EQuIS interfaces with ArcMap, ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, and 3D Analyst. The conference web site is

EQuIS is a GIS-driven decision support system including a relational database schema in SQL Server or Oracle for all manner of water, air, geotechnical, and other analytical specific scientific data. Most of EarthSoft’s work over its 15-year business history has been in managing data for discharge water, limnology, sediments, drinking water, groundwater, oceanography, hydrology, and subsurface geology, primarily geotechnical. In several niches, such as groundwater, sediment, limnology, and subsurface data, EQuIS is the most widely used data management software in the world.

EQuIS manages GIS, geology, and chemistry data, ensuring data quality with electronic checking tools. EQuIS data checkers ensure electronic data deliverable packages (EDDs) are both complete and correct, allowing data managers to immediately reject bad or incomplete data packages from the field or lab. The result is a much better data warehouse, resulting in much better analyses and decisions and preventing faulty decisions. EQuIS web parts provide automation of the checking and loading workflow for large organizations that need faster and more accurate transactions.

EQuIS data warehouses can be encapsulated with ArcGIS, making the data highly usable. EarthSoft has successfully trained many geologists, hydrologists, chemists, and project managers to use EQuIS and ArcGIS to view, report, graph, model, contour, and generate other data analyses. Several case studies and technical articles about EQuIS for ArcGIS are on the, with specific information ArcGIS – including animations, images, papers, brochures, and FAQs – available from the EQuIS for ArcGIS resource page.

EQuIS for ArcGIS integrates the leading environmental software packages for specialized tasks. (A data sheet is available.) For example, contours created using EQuIS and Surfer are returned into ArcGIS, where they can be used in further analyses with output from other non-GIS applications, such as EnviroInsite for 2D graphics and EVS for 3D and 4D visualizations.

EarthSoft’s EQuIS is the most widely used environmental data management system in the world. For more information, visit, or write to

EarthSoft Introduces new EQuIS Online Pricing

September 24, 2009

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State of Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation chooses EQuIS

August 21, 2009

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Ohio DOT Adopts GIS-Based EQuIS for Its Geotechnical Data Management

July 30, 2009

Ohio DOT Adopts GIS-Based EQuIS for Its Geotechnical Data Management

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Electronic Data Management and Workflow

June 9, 2009

Presentation by Arcadis at the 2009 EQuIS User Group in Baton Rouge, LA
Electronic Data Management and Workflow

TCEQ presents at Texas Environmental Trade Fair

May 18, 2009

TCEQ presentation given at the Texas Environmental Trade Fair:
Texas Environmental Data System 2009
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