The Northwest Regional Environmental Data Management Conference is coming in May!

March 31, 2010

The Northwest Regional Environmental Data Management Conference provides environmental data management professionals with a two-day opportunity to share ideas; tools and custom applications; brainstorm and collaborate on data workflow; and present data management success stories. The conference is limited to 30 registrants. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35 per person for both days, which includes snacks and lunch and a participant certificate. 

The schedule of planned presenters is still growing (see agenda here). Please contact Dan Higgins or Jennifer Rea if you have a suggestion for additional activities or presentations. We want the conference to represent a broad cross-section of data management professionals and will gladly substitute one of AMEC’s presentations for yours.

Dates:                   May 20-21, 2010

Location:             McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, Oregon 97060

A block of hotel rooms are set aside for conference attendees who want to spend the night. There are no special rates for attendees.

Registration Info:  Send registration checks to AMEC at 7376 SW Durham Road, Portland, Oregon 97224, use this form to register with a credit card, or call Dan Higgins at (503) 639-3400 to register by phone. 

Please call Dan Higgins of AMEC at (503) 639-3400 or Jennifer Rea of EarthSoft at (541) 686-3276 with questions.

Click here for the registration form.

EQuIS for ArcGIS and Surfer – March 2010

March 30, 2010

Download EarthSoft EQuIS for ArcGIS and Surfer: March 2010

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This EarthSoft Office Hour video briefly demos how EarthSoft EQuIS for ArcGIS users can easily interface using Golden Software Surfer. Surfer is a leading griding, contouring and surface mapping software package.
Table of Contents
Contours – 00:06
Surfaces – 02:50

EQuIS for ArcGIS and RockWorks – March 2010

March 28, 2010

EarthSoft’s EQuIS for ArcGIS creates cross sections and fence diagrams with RockWorks.

Upcoming Office Hours- ArcGIS Series, Part 2: EQuIS for ArcGIS Server- April 1, 2010

March 23, 2010

EQuIS for ArcGIS Server is an ASP.NET web application that allows users to explore their EQuIS data and documents, visualize report output, and perform data analysis from anywhere with an internet connection. This Office Hours session is the second in a 3-part series and will serve to demonstrate several of the features available in EQuIS for ArcGIS Server.

Due to the popularity of this topic, sessions will be held at 11am EDT (-5 GMT) (FULL) and 6pm EDT (-5 GMT) on April 1st, 2010 and at 3pm EDT (-5 GMT) on April 2nd, 2010.

To sign up for a session, please send us an email at or register on the Office Hours page and indicate your session of preference. Note that spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, but there will be recordings of the session also available for download.

EQuIS for ArcGIS and GMS – March 2010

March 22, 2010

Download EarthSoft Video: EQuIS for ArcGIS and GMS_March 2010

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This EarthSoft video briefly demos how EarthSoft EQuIS ArcGIS users can automate and streamline the modeling process using Aquaveo Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) software. Aquaveo GMS is synonymous with visualizing water.

EQuIS for ArcGIS Using gINT – March 2010

March 20, 2010

Download EarthSoft Office Hour Video: EQuIS for ArcGIS Using gINT_March 2010

[length 03:05] [24MB]

This video briefly demos how EarthSoft EQuIS ArcGIS users can create a boring log using gINT software. gINT Software has pioneered innovative and highly effective solutions for data management and reporting in the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industries. EarthSoft`s EQuIS (Environmental Quality Information System), is the most widely used environmental data management system in the world.

EQuIS for ArcGIS and EVS – March 2010

March 16, 2010

This EarthSoft Office Hour video briefly demos how EarthSoft EQuIS ArcGIS users can import their data in C Tech’s EVS and MVS software applications.
C Tech’s EVS (Environmental Visualization System) and MVS (Mining Visualization System) software unite advanced gridding, geostatistical analysis, and fully three-dimensional visualization tools into a software system developed to address the needs of all Earth science disciplines.

Microsoft Case Study Featuring EarthSoft EQuIS — Released in German, French and Spanish

March 15, 2010

The Microsoft case study, titled Manage and standardize all your environmental and sampling data — efficiently and cost-effectively is now available in German, French and Spanish versions!

Click here for German version.

Click here for French version.

Click here for Spanish version.

EarthSoft Releases EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE)

March 15, 2010

EarthSoft announced today the release of their new EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) software – for data collection and field data management. EDGE is a comprehensive collection of integrated environmental field tools ensuring accurate and complete data collection using modern software and mobile computing technologies. Software highlights include:

  • COC / eCOC Generator
  • Field EDP Interface
  • Completeness Checker
  • EDD Generator
  • Sensor / Datalogger Manager
  • GPS Support
  • Electronic Sketchpad
  • Integration with EarthSoft’s Sample Planning Module (SPM)
  • And much more…

Using EarthSoft’s COC Manager, environmental field crews can easily generate, print and email eCOCs (Chains of Custody) or Excel COCs – directly from the field. EDGE currently supports the Promium eCOC format – with more electronic COCs under development. Furthermore, EarthSoft’s EDGE Excel COC source code templates are available so you can build custom formats to meet your business needs.

EarthSoft’s EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) is the most widely used software in the world for checking electronic data deliverables (EDDs). EDGE includes a field version of EDP, allowing users to easily check for accuracy and completeness as data indices are collected. According to EarthSoft, many clients have provided findings that indicate up to 70% of data errors originate with problems during field data collection. With this in mind, field EDD errors (formatting and valid values) are highlighted and flagged in real time, at the point of data entry.

EDGE imports data into EQuIS from field sensors and data loggers. Imported data are checked with EDP and merged with other field data. EDGE currently supports select data loggers from QED and Campbell Scientific, with more options on the horizon.

EDGE supports GPS receivers outputting NMEA data to a USB, RS232 or Bluetooth COM ports. EDGE features automatic detection of connected GPS devices and a user-friendly interface showing device status and current position.

Using the Sketch Tool, users can draw and mark aerial photos, site plans or custom templates. Transfer images to EQuIS with Field EDDs, using the EDP Sign and Submit feature – which provides a secure data submittal to EQuIS EDP.

Over the past several months, EDGE has been meticulously tested by several large clients and was successfully implemented and deployed in a major chemical company. Additionally, Dave Van Vliet, principal at AquaResource said, “EDGE and SPM will change how consultants conduct their field activities.”

EarthSoft’s EQuIS is the most widely used environmental data management system in the world. EQuIS is used by many government agencies, industrial property owners, over 300 consultants and over 450 analytical labs around the world.

For further information please visit or write For a PDF version of this press release, please click here.

Added more times to next week’s Office Hours session

March 10, 2010

Due to the popularity of next week’s Office Hours session “ArcGIS Series, Part 1: ArcGIS and EQuIS Professional”, we have added two more times for anyone else who would like to sign up.

Update: The Thursday, 11am ET (-5 GMT) is now full and the Friday, March 19th, at 11am EST (-5 GMT) is nearly full.
If you are unable to attend one of the other sessions, a recording of the session will be available for download after the session.

You can sign up for this session on the Office Hours page or by sending an email to

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