EarthSoft Announces 2nd Large Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration Client

March 28, 2011

14 March 2011 – EarthSoft announced today that a second large Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction client will manage their environmental, geological, and geospatial data with EQuIS. Following an earlier announcement of a sale to Chesapeake Energy, EarthSoft announced a second major client last week, this time with a hosted EQuIS Online configuration. Both clients purchased EQuIS Enterprise for workflow automation of data collection and reporting.

EarthSoft’s EQuIS software systems are filling the need to automate the fast paced and diverse field activity workflow processes Marcellus Shale industrials are faced with. Impact on the local environment and water management need to be assessed and managed on a near real-time basis. Field activities, chemical analysis, and other project tasks can be managed by rolling data up into one centralized EQuIS data management system, allowing the industrial client and their agents the ability to automate, streamline, and manage this workflow in an efficient, timely, and cost effective way.

With the EQuIS On-line cloud computing product, the start-up costs are minimal because EarthSoft servers complete the setup in the cloud, making startup easy and fast. Collaborative multi-user systems populated with data from multiple labs and consultants for industrial end users are easily deployed with EQuIS adaptable and scalable data management systems.

Additionally, EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) software is being used by Marcellus consultants. EDGE will be customized for use by Marcellus Shale natural gas clients. EDGE is a revolutionary new tool for field data capture and collection. EDGE allows for data to be checked for correctness and completeness while the staff are still in the field. EDGE produces electronic chain- of-custody forms and other documentation required for environmental sampling.

EarthSoft’s EQuIS is used by many clients in the Marcellus Shale territory, including US EPA Regions 2 & 3, West Virginia DEP, New York State DEC, and many laboratories, consultants, and industry operating in the area.

Office Hours – Sample Planing Module (SPM) – March 31, 2011

March 21, 2011

The Sample Planning Module (SPM) creates sample plans and improves communication between labs and EQuIS.

In this Office Hours, the SPM and EDGE Product Manager will demonstrate the latest versions of these modules, and discuss their integration with EQuIS workflows.

This session will be held at 10am EDT (-5 GMT) (FULL) and 11am EDT (-5 GMT) and on March 31, 2011.

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.

EQuIS Rocky Mountain User Group Conference – April 29, 2011

March 18, 2011

Join us for the EQuIS Rocky Mountain User Group Conference sponsored by EarthSoft and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on April 29th, 2011. Space is limited.

The first Rocky Mountain US Regional EQuIS User Group meeting will be held on Friday April 29, 2011, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Registration is free, but required, and space is limited. To register, please complete the following Webinar Registration here (this webinar is used for registration purposes only).

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

The meeting will be held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment building:

4300 Cherry Creek Drive, Denver, Colorado 80206

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Lodging information will be forwarded to you upon registration

The meeting will highlight CDPHE’s EQuIS implementation, which features the WQX module.  Participants will also get a sneak preview of what’s next in EQuIS and have the opportunity to share ideas, tools, and custom applications, as well as data management success stories and challenges.

Title: EQuIS Rocky Mountain User Group Conference – April 29, 2011

Date: Friday, April 29, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT

The EQuIS Rocky Mountain User Group Conference agenda is available here.

View the conference parking and check-in map here.

Intro to SPM – March 2011

March 15, 2011

Click here to download EarthSoft’s Office Hour: Intro to SPM_March 2011

[length 27:11] [35MB]

The Sample Planning Module (SPM) has been designed to make sample planning easier and to improve communication between labs and EQuIS Professional clients. This demo includes: SPM overview and workflow, creating a plan and tasks, scheduling, COCs and reports.
Table of Contents
SPM Overview – 00:05
SMP Workflow – 01:53
Create a plan – 04:38
Create a task – 07:27
Add activities to a task – 09:12
Add samples to a task – 10:21
Review planned tasks – 11:47
Scheduling – 12:51
Create COC – 15:11
Reports & EDD – 16:22
Question 1 – to select default sys_sample code for all sample plans? – 20:55
Question 2 – Is SPM available for EQuIS Enterprise and EQuIS Professional? -21:21
Question 3 – Can SPM produce a work order for the field crew? – 22:19
Question 4 – Can SPM export EDDs in other formats? – 23:27
Question 5 – How are we alerted if something is not done? – 24:22
Question 6 – Can EZView also provide for alerts? – 25:19
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Environmental Data Management Conference (June 9-10)

March 10, 2011

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 $95 per person for both days, which includes snacks and lunch and a participant certificate.

The schedule of planned presenters is still growing. 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:                   June 9-10, 2011

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: Use the attached form to register with a credit card or call Dan Higgins or Jennifer Rea at the numbers below to register by phone.

Please call Dan Higgins at (503) 789-4758 (503) 789-4758 or Jennifer Rea of EarthSoft at (541) 686-3276 with questions.

Read more or click the following link to download the pdf registration form.Environmental Data Management Conference (pdf)

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Getting Started with EDGE and EDDs – March 2011

March 10, 2011

Download EarthSoft Video: Getting Started with EDGE and EDDs_March 2011

[length 10:17] [18MB]

Step by step demo on how to create, input, add EDDs data, and prepare EDP export. EarthSoft’s EDGE is a comprehensive collection of integrated environmental field tools ensuring accurate and complete data collection, using modern software and mobile computing technologies.
Table of Contents

EDGE Options – 00:04
Create EDDs – 01:09
Input EDD Data – 02:43
Add EDD Data – 04:33
EDP Export File – 08:50

Working with Locations in EQuIS Professional – March 2011

March 7, 2011

Click here to download EarthSoft’s Office Hour: Working with Locations in EQuIS Professional_March 2011

[length 17:34] [22MB]

EarthSoft’s Office Hour video demonstrates how to change a SYS_LOC_CODE in DT_LOCATION without breaking table linkages. Also included are how to add, change, delete locations. In EQuIS Professional, locations are uniquely designated points, typically on the ground surface, that can be identified spatially by an x, y, and z coordinate. They can be used to identify soil borings, well installations, and places of sample collection.
Table of Contents
ADD location – 00:40
CHANGE location – 04:45
DELETE location – 07:41
“VW_LOCATION” Table – 08:19
Question 1 – Explain purpose of views button? 13:20
Question 2 – Why make changes in the bottom ribbon? 15:57

EDP Exports – March 2011

March 1, 2011

Click here to download EarthSoft’s Office Hour: EDP Export_March 2011

[Total length 15:25] [19MB]

This EarthSoft Office Hour video reviews exporting using EDP. 
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