Environmental Data Management Conference Agenda for June 9-10

April 5, 2011

The Second Annual 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 participant certificate.

The schedule of planned presenters (shown below) is still growing. We want the conference to represent a broad cross-section of data management professionals so please contact Dan Higgins or Jennifer Rea begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting  if you have a suggestion for additional activities or presentations.

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. The rooms will be held until 5/9/2011.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (503) 789-4758      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Jennifer Rea of EarthSoft at (541) 686-3276 with questions.

The agenda for the Environmental Data Management Conference on June 9-10 is following:

Day 1 – June 9, 2011

9:00 am Reception & Continental Breakfast
9:20 am Welcome and Greeting (Dan Higgins, Jennifer Rea: EarthSoft)
9:30 am Case Study: Establishing a “Storm Water Data Clearinghouse” for the City of Tacoma GeoEngineers imported over 10 years of storm water data into EQuIS, then established a storm water data clearinghouse that collects storm water and climate data logger data as well as extracts, transforms, and loads (ETL) data from the city’s LIMS directly to EQuIS.

(Rob Smith: GeoEngineers)

10:30 am Data Management Evangelizing How can we help project managers understand the importance of data management?

(Patrick Gibbons: SAIC)

11:00 am EQuIS and WQX A review of how EQuIS works with EPA’s WQX, or Water Quality Exchange (formerly STORET) data. (EarthSoft)
11:30 am EQuIS SPM and EDGE Implementation of EQuIS Sample Planning Module (SPM) and Earthsoft Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) at AREVA Canada’s Uranium Mines.

(Mike Urtheil, AquaResources)

12:00 am LUNCH Provided by AMEC and EarthSoft
1:30 pm EQuIS Custom Reports Tutorial Hands-on introduction to EQuIS custom reports. Requires a laptop with SQL Server Management Studio, EQuIS Professional, and the Springfield Tutorial Database (provided).  (Dan Higgins)
3:00 pm Custom Batch Reporting Example standard table outputs for multiple sites of varying sizes and matrices.

(Gordon Wilcox: Worley-Parsons)

3:30 pm EQuIS to Excel report templates A hands-on demonstration showing how create Excel report templates used to format EQuIS Professional cross-tab reports.  Requires Excel, EQuIS Professional and an EQuIS database on your laptop. (Bob Cowell: Earthsoft)
4:30 pm END OF DAY 1

Day 2 – June 10, 2011

9:00 am Reception & Continental Breakfast
9:20 am An Environmental Toolbox: EQuIS with


Frank Hagar presents a case study and methodology for integrating EQuIS with 3-D visualization and mapping tools.
10:20 am Streamlining the Union Between Maps and Data AMEC-Portland’s data management team developed a robust near real-time analytical data loading and map visualization process to guide excavation of 300+ acres of pesticide-impacted soil. During a period of 10 months, AMEC loaded and plotted the analytical results for 2318 soil samples resulting in the successful removal of over 600,000 tons of contaminated soil.

(Danille Jorgenson: AMEC)

11:20 am EZ View (Functions/Reports) EarthSoft will highlight the latest reports and features included in Enterprise EZView


12:00 am LUNCH Provided by AMEC and EarthSoft
1:30 pm EQuIS and ArcGIS Server Demonstration and discussion of an EQuIS for ArcGIS Server application.


2:30 pm EQuIS Enterprise Customization for casual users (Enterprise Lite) Presentation of a simplified EQuIS Enterprise interface and custom reports enabling casual users, including the project team and clients, to query and report data with minimal training.

(Dan Higgins)

3:00 pm Historical data migration discussion Presentation & Discussion Moderated by EarthSoft
4:25 pm Closing Remarks Pass out Participation Certificates

Download a copy of the agenda and the registration form here.


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