EarthSoft and C Tech Announce New EQuIS Interfaces to EVS and EnterVol

May 19, 2011

EarthSoft has released new versions of the EQuIS interfaces with EVS and support for the new EnterVol software from C Tech Development Corp. As an ArcGIS extension, EnterVol is easily run from within EQuIS for ArcGIS for advanced data analysis and decision support. This industry-leading product integration provides an expert system so environmental engineers spend their time analyzing data and answering what-if questions instead of endlessly manipulating different file formats required by various software packages.

Streamline your 3D visualization and analyses using EarthSoft and C Tech software. EQuIS Professional or EQuIS for ArcGIS export the following geology and chemistry files used by C Tech’s EVS and MVS software (EVS):

  • Pre-Geology (*.PGF), geology (*.geo) & geology multi-file (*.gmf) files.
  • 3D Chemistry (*.csv)
  • 3D Groundwater Chemistry (*.gwc)
  • Groundwater Chemistry Time (*.gwt)
  • Soil Chemistry Time (*.sct)

C Tech’s Environmental Visualization System (EVS) and Mining Visualization System (MVS) software and EnterVol for ArcGIS are the worldwide standard for 3D Volumetric Modeling of Earth Science data. C Tech unites state-of-the art analysis and visualization tools into extremely powerful software systems developed to meet the needs of geologists, geochemists, environmental or mining engineers, oceanographers, archaeologists and modelers. C Tech provides true 3D volumetric modeling, analysis and visualization to help you unlock the mysteries and discover the trends in your geophysical data in any environment (e.g. soil, groundwater, surface water, air, etc.). C Tech’s software creates 3D volumetric models based on geologic and/or Earth Science analyte data using advanced gridding techniques and geostatistical analysis driven by a user friendly expert system. C Tech offers a myriad of subsetting and visualization tools (e.g. plumes, slices, cuts, cross-sections, etc.) to investigate your data.

EQuIS for ArcGIS interfaces with EVS in advanced ways. EVS-PRO and MVS can transform EQuIS data into animations and even 3D physical models. EVS plumes, slices, cuts and cross-sections can be exported to CAD or GIS. For organizations focused on ArcGIS desktop, C Tech’s EnterVol offers the fundamental 3D volumetric modeling power of EVS in a true ArcGIS extension. Go directly from your complex geologic and Earth Science data resident in EQuIS to plumes, slices cuts, cross-sections and volumetric and mass computations directly from ArcScene (ArcGIS 3D Analyst) or ArcMap. The 3D Preview Window for ArcMap that is included with EQuIS for ArcGIS allows you to see these EnterVol layers in 3D directly within ArcMap.

For several videos of EarthSoft’s new integration with C Tech software, visit EarthSoft’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/earthsoft.

You can download a pdf of this announcement here.

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EQuIS® Open Training August 23-25, at Minnesota PCA

May 16, 2011

Class Description:
This Open Training will provide the skills and techniques for managing and analyzing environmental data using EarthSoft’s Environmental Quality Information System (EQuIS). Attendees will gain experience working with environmental geology and analytical chemistry data. Workflow automation and web reporting will be covered using EQuIS Enterprise. Attendees will learn to use EQuIS Professional with several widely used reporting, visualization, and analysis tools which may include EnviroInsite, HoleBASE, EVS/EnterVol and others.

While the first portion of the class will be focused on the implementation and use of EQuIS, the final day will include in-depth training on the EQuIS for ArcGIS module. Attendees will learn how to import EQuIS data into ESRI’s ArcGIS® application and learn how to present data visually using pie charts, graduated symbols and contours. A site characterization exercise will train attendees to access data in the ArcView GIS spatial environment. Other topics include:

  • Spider Diagrams (aka chem data boxes or tabular labels)
  • 3rd party interface integration
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst (ArcScene) integration
  • Animated graphics and 3D labeling utilities

Location and Requirements
This course will be held at MPCA, 520 Lafayette Rd N, St. Paul, Minnesota (Training Room 1, lower level).

Please bring your own laptop for use during this training class. Instructions for downloading and installing EQuIS, visualization and analysis tools, and ArcGIS evaluation software will be provided two weeks prior to the training.

Cost and Registration
The early registration fee of $1,500 ($1,800 for registration after August 10, 2011) includes instruction, and hand-on use of EQuIS, and class notes. To register for the course, please fill out the included Training Registration form and fax to 503-345-0212 or email to training@earthsoft.com.

EQuIS Open Training Agenda
Day 1 – Getting Started with EQuIS, Importing and Viewing Data
AM Session: EQuIS Database Management Basics

  • What is EQuIS?
  • Basic Concepts and Terminology
  • Data Management Workflow and Planning
  • EQuIS Workflow
  • Database Setup and Administration
  • Creating a new project

PM Session 1: EQuIS Professional EDP

  • EQuIS Data Processor (EDP)
  • Reconciling Field and Laboratory EDDs
  • Submitting and Loading Data
  • Rolling Back Data

PM Session 2: EQuIS Professional: Tables, Forms, Action Levels and Groups

  • Data and Reference Table Inspections
  • Using Data Views
  • Creating Analyte, Location and Facility Groups
  • Action Levels

Day 2 – Data Retrieval with EQuIS Professional and EQuIS Enterprise
AM Session: EQuIS Professional – Reports and Exports

  • Fields and Tools Available
  • Crosstab Reports
  • Trend and Contour Plots

PM Session: EQuIS Enterprise — Loading Data, Reports and Information Agents

  • Enterprise EQuIS Data Processor
  • Double Closed Loop Data Quality Checking
  • Creating and Using EZView Reports
  • EQuIS Information Agents (EIA)

Day 3 – Mapping with EQuIS for ArcGIS
AM Session: EQuIS for ArcGIS

  • Connect to your EQuIS database
  • Map sample locations, geodatabase output, metadata
  • Querying the EQuIS database (EZView)
  • Symbology and Style Gallery

PM Session: EQuIS for ArcGIS – Data Retrieval with GIS

  • 3rd Party Application Interfaces
  • Spider Diagrams (tabular labels) with EnviroInsite
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst (ArcScene) integration

Download the pdf agenda and registration form here.

EQuIS® Open Training June 14–16, Denver, Colorado

May 12, 2011

Class Description:

This EQuIS Training Class will provide the skills and techniques for managing and analyzing environmental data using EarthSoft’s Environmental Quality Information System, or EQuIS. Attendees will gain hands-on experience working with environmental geology and analytical chemistry data. Workflow automation and web techniques will be covered using EQuIS Enterprise. A site  characterization exercise will train users to access data in the ArcView GIS spatial environment.

Additionally, this EQuIS Training Class will have a special emphasis on the EQuIS Sample Planning Module (SPM) and the EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE). Attendees will learn how to use EQuIS SPM  to create tasks for the future, add contracts, methods and labs and also create Sample Analysis Plans that comply with USEPA standards. Students will learn how to check the completeness of scheduled sampling and non-sampling field activities. In addition to SPM, the training instruction will also focus on EDGE for collecting environmental field data, creating standardized Chains of Custody and generating Electronic Data Deliverables to import into EQuIS.
While much of the class will be focused on the implementation and use of EQuIS, discussion will also include critical data management principles such as:

  • Developing standard operating procedures for data management
  • Creating sampling plans
  • Working with analytical labs
  • Field procedures and data collection

Location and Requirements
This course will be held at 44 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, Colorado.

Please bring your own laptop for use during this training class. Instructions for downloading and installing EQuIS, visualization and analysis tools, and ArcGIS evaluation software will be provided two weeks prior to the training.

Cost and Registration
The early registration fee of $1,500 ($1,800 for registration after June 1, 2011) includes instruction, and hand-on use of EQuIS, and class notes. To register for the course, please fill out the included Training  Registration form and fax to 503-345-0212 or email to training@earthsoft.com.

EQuIS Open Training Agenda
Day 1 – Getting Started with EQuIS, Importing and Viewing Data
AM Session: EQuIS Database Management Basics

  • What is EQuIS?
  • Basic Concepts and Terminology
  • Data Management Workflow and Planning
  • EQuIS Workflow
  • Database Setup and Administration
  • Creating a new project

PM Session 1: EQuIS Professional EDP

  • EQuIS Data Processor (EDP)
  • Reconciling Field and Laboratory EDDs
  • Submitting and Loading Data
  • Rolling Back Data

PM Session 2: EQuIS Professional: Tables, Forms, Action Levels and Groups

  • Data and Reference Table Inspections
  • Using Data Views
  • Creating Analyte, Location and Facility Groups
  • Action Levels

Day 2 – Data Retrieval with EQuIS Professional and EQuIS Enterprise
AM Session: EQuIS Professional – Reports and Exports

  • Fields and Tools Available
  • Crosstab Reports
  • Trend and Contour Plots

PM Session: EQuIS Enterprise — Loading Data, Reports and Information Agents

  • Enterprise EQuIS Data Processor
  • Double Closed Loop Data Quality Checking
  • Creating and Using EZView Reports
  • EQuIS Information Agents (EIA)
  • Integration of EQuIS Professional reports with EIA

Day 3 – Mapping, Sample Plans, and Field Data Collection with EQuIS
AM Session: EQuIS for ArcGIS – Data Retrieval with GIS

  • EQuIS for ArcGIS Integration
  • EQuIS for ArcGIS exports and outputs
  • Spider Diagrams

PM Session: EQuIS Sample Planning Model and EDGE

  • Create Sample Plans
  • Sample Planning Outputs
  • Collecting Data in EDGE

Download the pdf agenda and registration form here.

EPA Region 2 Training, by CDM and EarthSoft, on EDP, EQuIS for ArcGIS, and integration with SCRIBE, Forms 2 Lite, and CLP, May 10 & 11, 2011

May 5, 2011

You can view the agenda below or download it here.

Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Who Should Attend? – Anyone submitting data to Region 2 EPA
Please see below for instructions on logging into webinar
*If you would like to participate at 290 Broadway New York, NY please respond to bujalski.nicole@epa.gov for more information.
PRESENTERS:
Scott Kirchner (Program Chemist) CDM presentation: A Contractor’s Perspective on Meeting the EPA Region 2 MEDD

  • Working with MEDD while planning and executing project work
  • Working with laboratories and other subcontractors to aid your process
  • MEDD preparation and processing: some “common” challenges and errors you may encounter

Janet Magurn (EarthSoft President) EPA Region 2’s MEDD format and the EQuIS EDP Tool, and other EDDs

What is the EPA Region 2 MEDD?

  • Review EPA Region 2 EDDs
  • 4 Sections: Field, Lab, Basic and Facility, Vapor Intrusion

What’s new in EPA Region 2 EDD Version 3?

  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Sample Parameter
  • Miscellaneous fields

What is EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) software?

  • How do I download EDP?
  • Where do I get EDP license keys?

Reference Values

  • How do I request new reference values?
  • How do I download a new format file or updated reference value file?

Loading Data and Resolving Errors

  • Troubleshooting Errors
  • Sign and Submit

Location codes

  • What do I do with locations without coordinates?
  • What about Unique location codes?

Sample codes

  • What are unique sample codes?

What is the CLP conversion tool?

  • F2Lite, DAT Editor and validated CLP data

How do I submit SCRIBE data?

How do I enter TIC data?

  • Naming conventions

Site specific Action Levels – New requirements for submittal

*If you would like to participate at 290 Broadway New York, NY please respond to bujalski.nicole@epa.gov for more information.

Joining the webinar:

1.) Go to the following web address: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference
2.) On the right hand side type in the MORNING WEB CONFERENCE ID: 397798
AFTERNOON WEB CONFERENCE ID: 398000
3.) Enter your name
4.) Leave all other fields BLANK
5.) Click ‘Join Conference’
6.) If prompted agree to installation
7.) There will be no call in number, audio will be streamed through your PC

Additional Information:
1) If this is your first web conference with EPA, run the new user test online at http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/app/nuf_sys.uix . If you fail any portion of the test, click on the details link to find tips to resolve your problem. If you cannot resolve an issue, contact epacallcenter@epa.gov for further support.

2) Please install the Oracle Web Conference client before joining the event. You may install it at anytime, though it is recommended that you do so at least a few hours before the call to avoid last minute complications. You may download the client from:
http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/console/cns_download.jsp?file=cnsconf&lang=en_US

3) You can log in from ANY computer with internet access using MS Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher and a recommended screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher. You do NOT need to be at work or have access to the EPA intranet to watch the event. If you see a security pop-up box asking if you wish to proceed, click yes.

4) You may see a message indicating that the Oracle software should be installed. CLICK YES! This is not a harmful program and you should have the rights to install it. It is simply an add-on to allow for the web-conference tools to run properly. If you do not have rights to install the add-on, please contact your local IT support to request help.
5.) Your screen may flicker as the software is installed and the web conference is opened up. This is completely normal.

 

EQuIS Enterprise – Web Dashboard
May 11, 2011
Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

290 Broadway – Training Room 23rd Floor – please RSVP to bujalski.nicole@epa.gov
or See below for instructions on logging into webinar

Welcome Speaker (morning only)

Scott Kirchner (Program Chemist) CDM presentation: Complying with the EPA Region 2 MEDD

This presentation identifies some of the challenges that contractors may encounter while meeting the requirements of the EPA Region 2 MEDD. We will also discuss the stages of planning and executing a project to help mitigate the challenges.

Janet Magurn (EarthSoft President) Accessing and Reporting EPA Region 2 data in a web interface

This is a hands-on workshop focusing on reporting data that has been loaded into the EPA Region 2 system.  The data will be accessed and reported using the EQuIS Enterprise web based reporting tools.

Discussion Includes:

  • Compare results across multiple facilities.
  • Easily compare results to site specific and federal MCL standards.
  • Receive site reports automatically via email.
  • Simplify the 5 year review process.
  • Exchange data with Scribe, F2L, WQX, and other common EPA tools.
  • Discuss new Vapor Intrusion Data.

(See attached file: EPAR2_trainingFlyer.pdf)

(See attached file: Agenda EDD Training May 11.pdf)

Joining the webinar:

1.) Go to the following web address: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference
2.) On the right hand side type in the MORNING WEB CONFERENCE ID: 399997
AFTERNOON WEB CONFERENCE ID: 399999
3.) Enter your name
4.) Leave all other fields BLANK
5.) Click ‘Join Conference’
6.) If prompted agree to installation
7.) There will be no call in number, audio will be streamed through your PC

Additional Information:

1) If this is your first web conference with EPA, run the new user testonline at http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/app/nuf_sys.uix . If you fail any portion of the test, click on the details link to find tips to resolve your problem. If you cannot resolve an issue, contact epacallcenter@epa.gov for further support.

2) Please install the Oracle Web Conference client before joining the event. You may install it at anytime, though it is recommended that you do so at least a few hours before the call to avoid last minute complications. You may download the client from:
http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/console/cns_download.jsp?file=cnsconf&lang=en_US

3) You can log in from ANY computer with internet access using MS Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher and a recommended screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher. You do NOT need to be at work or have access to the EPA intranet to watch the event. If you see a security pop-up box asking if you wish to proceed, click yes.

4) You may see a message indicating that the Oracle software should be installed. CLICK YES! This is not a harmful program and you should have the rights to install it. It is simply an add-on to allow for the web-conference tools to run properly. If you do not have rights to install the add-on, please contact your local IT support to request help.
5.) Your screen may flicker as the software is installed and the web conference is opened up. This is completely normal.

View your data in ArcGIS  Application
May 12, 2011
Morning Presentation: 9:30 AM -11:30 AM and Afternoon Hands On Training (290 Broadway only): 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

290 Broadway – Training Room 23rd Floor – please RSVP to bujalski.nicole@epa.gov
or See below for instructions on logging into webinar (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM only)

9:30 AM-11:30 AM EarthSoft Presentation using MEDD data in ArcGIS

This presentation will demonstrate how the data submitted to EPA Region 2 are being used in ArcGIS.  It will include querying data in sites such as Higgins Disposal, Lawrence Aviation, Old Roosevelt.

1:00 PM-3:30 PM ArcGIS Hands-on with Region 2 data

This session will be a hands-on session with ArcGIS and the EPA Region 2 data. We will query data, post results on a map, contour the data, and produce labeled maps.
(See attached file: EPAR2_trainingFlyer.pdf)

Joining the webinar:

1.) Go to the following web address: http://portal.epa.gov/webconference
2.) On the right hand side type in the MORNING WEB CONFERENCE ID: 401397
3.) Enter your name
4.) Leave all other fields BLANK
5.) Click ‘Join Conference’
6.) If prompted agree to installation
7.) There will be no call in number, audio will be streamed through your PC

Additional Information:
1) If this is your first web conference with EPA, run the new user test online at http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/app/nuf_sys.uix . If you fail any portion of the test, click on the details link to find tips to resolve your problem. If you cannot resolve an issue, contact epacallcenter@epa.gov for further support.

2) Please install the Oracle Web Conference client before joining the event. You may install it at anytime, though it is recommended that you do so at least a few hours before the call to avoid last minute complications. You may download the client from:
http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/console/cns_download.jsp?file=cnsconf&lang=en_US

3) You can log in from ANY computer with internet access using MS Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher and a recommended screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher. You do NOT need to be at work or have access to the EPA intranet to watch the event. If you see a security pop-up box asking if you wish to proceed, click yes.

4) You may see a message indicating that the Oracle software should be installed. CLICK YES! This is not a harmful program and you should have the rights to install it. It is simply an add-on to allow for the web-conference tools to run properly. If you do not have rights to install the add-on, please contact your local IT support to request help.
5.) Your screen may flicker as the software is installed and the web conference is opened up. This is completely normal.

You can view the agenda below or download it here.

EPA Region 5 EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) Manual

May 2, 2011

EPA Region 5 has created an excellent manual to install and use EDP for the users of their custom EDD format.

You can view it here.

Detecting Changes in Lakes Using EQuIS LakeWatch

May 2, 2011

This presentation was given October 12, 2006 to the California Lake Management Society.

You can view the pdf below or download it here.

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Implementing SPM and EDGE at Two Canadian Uranium Mines – April, 2011

May 2, 2011



Click here to download EarthSoft’s Office Hour: Implementing EDGE at Two Canadian Uranium Mines_April 2011

[Total length 24:20] [27MB]

This Office Hour is being given by Dave Van Vliet of Aquaresource and demonstrates their implementation of SPM and EDGE at two large Canadian uranium mines.
The Sample Planning Module (SPM) improves communication between field crews, labs and EQuIS. The EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) is a set of integrated mobile computing environmental field tools ensuring accurate andcomplete data collection.
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Table of Contents:
Overview – 00:21
Types of Data to Manage – 02:36
Data Management Framework – 03:58
Enviromental Monitoring Activities – 04:40
Areva Architecture for EQuIS Implementation – 05:26
SPM Features – 06:44
EDGE Features – 07:22
Areva’s SPM – 07:53
Areva’s EDGE – 11:20
Areva’s COC and EDP – 13:04
Lessons Learned – 16:35
Question 1 – What devices are used in the field? – 18:47
Question 2 – What about field labels? – 19:53
Question 3 – What about unplanned samples? – 20:50
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Additional EarthSoft Videos of Interest:
EarthSoft Office Hours: Pocket SI
EarthSoft Office Hours: Intro to SPM
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