EarthSoft News for the Week of November 26, 2011

November 23, 2011

EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard is in Prague, Poland, Copenhagen, and Paris for his annual Thanksgiving week trip and for Pollutec. – November 23, 2011

EarthSoft has a new server in Calgary for our fast-growing Alberta client base. – November 23, 2011

EarthSoft continues to hire! check out our openings: – November 22, 2011

EarthSoft has several new staff, please welcome Jennifer Carroll, Gordon Jeppson, and Mark Perry. – November 21, 2011

EarthSoft News for the Week of November 19, 2011

November 18, 2011

EarthSoft announces record month, several major new contracts, new products, new staff; see: – November 18, 2011

Michal and Jo will be in Poland Nov 22-24 for SGS Training. EarthSoft will be skeleton staffed November 24-27. Happy Thanksgiving! – November 18, 2011

Office Hour: Getting Started with RockWorks, presented by RockWare’s Alison Alcott. Thurs Dec. 1. Register at – November 17, 2011

New Office Hour video: Getting Started with EDP. View here: – November 15, 2011

EarthSoft Accelerates Development of EQuIS™ Live and Alive Modules

November 18, 2011

EarthSoft announced today that its new EQuIS Enterprise Version 6, EQuIS
Alive, and EQuIS Live modules will be released in spring 2012.

EarthSoft has received several new large contracts for EQuIS in September and October, including
multi-server sales to SGS and Barrick Gold in multiple languages. Other new clients include
TransCanada, Brown and Caldwell, Black & Veatch Water, Marcellus Shale Coalition, Nexen
Energy, and the US National Park Service.

EarthSoft also announces record revenues for third quarter 2011 with significant growth in both
licensed and hosted product lines. License fee revenues increased 79% over 2010 and hosted
revenues increased by 51%. As a result of the large amount of new business, EarthSoft is hiring
multiple new staff, creating a dedicated QA department for software testing, and is offering
significant additional international training services in multiple locations including Asia, Australia,
Africa, and Poland.

EQuIS Enterprise Version 6, free to Enterprise clients with current Maintenance, offers a Silverlight
client supporting SOAP and REST web services. GIS is further integrated and is a combined
application, allowing users to create multiple dashboards that are each URI-accessible. Additionally,
multiple dashboards can be opened in multiple browser windows. Different dashboard types will
include ArcGIS Silverlight API Map and a basic dashboard (non-spatial, blank or image

EQuIS Live is an optional extension to EQuIS, supporting Data logger/sensor data including:

  •  Sensor data dashboards
  •  Data structures optimized for high volume/high frequency data
  •  Collaboration with multiple data logger hardware vendors

EQuIS Alive adds support for ecology data such as:

  •  Vegetation
  •  Biology
  •  Soil
  •  Habitat
  • EQuIS Live and Alive will be optional, additional modules in EQuIS, extending the EQuIS Schema.
    Additional EDD formats for EDP will be developed for each additional module, and additional
    reports and graphics will be delivered in Professional and Enterprise EZView.

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

    Getting Started with EQuIS Data Processor – November 2011

    November 14, 2011

    This EarthSoft Office Hour video will review EDP operations, including format descriptions, generating blank EDDs, loading EDDs, fixing data errors, and creating and committing data to EQuIS databases.
    Table of Contents
    00:37 Install EDP
    01:49 Register EDP
    03:47 Definition: EDP Format File
    04:10 Format Files
    04:25 Format File Section Names
    04:48 Data Columns
    05:38 Column Color Coding
    06:20 Format File Types
    07:07 Link: EDP Display Documentation
    07:45 Check Data for Errors
    09:14 Link: EDP Data File Documentation
    09:38 Comment Rows
    10:44 Data Errors Color Coding
    12:26 Reference Values
    15:20 EDP Tools
    19:11 Q1? Do I correct errors in Excel or EDP?
    20:15 Q2? If I download EPA tables, do I need to register?

    EarthSoft News for the Week of November 12, 2011

    November 11, 2011

    Janet and Susan will be at EPA Region 2 next week, and Susan will then visit New York State DEC. – November 9, 2011

    EarthSoft is hiring multiple staff! Check out our careers page for more information: – November 11, 2011

    EarthSoft Seeks Multiple System Engineers

    November 9, 2011

    As a member of the EarthSoft System Engineer Organization, you will be providing support for our many software clients. This support will be provided via email, telephone, and/or remote conferencing tools. You will be asked to use cloud-based software tools for project management, case tracking, and communications with a remote team of professionals for resolution.  Some travel is required. A broad range of troubleshooting skills is required in order to support the installation, implementation, and use of EQuIS, EarthSoft’s Environmental Quality Information System. 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 400 analytical labs around the world. Many US EPA regions, state regulatory agencies, Army Corps, and other government organizations use EQuIS. EQuIS interfaces with ArcGIS for advanced environmental decision support and data analysis. Many other software products are integrated with EQuIS, and System Engineers must support, test, and problem-solve for complex, multi-system configurations.
    An ability to interface with professionals on tight deadlines in complex network configurations is critical for this job.

    Skills Required:

    • Strong customer service/support skills including active listening, excellent verbal and written communication; ability to research and resolve technical problems using a variety of resources and tools; experience in a support environment desirable.
    • Strong software application aptitude; experience with EQuIS tm required.
    • Project/client management experience highly desirable.
    • High initiative with an ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Superior interpersonal skills.
    • Experience conducting training courses highly desirable.
    • Ability to work from home with access to a high-speed internet connection.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Environmental or Geological Sciences (or similar), Computer Science, Engineering, or Geography.
    • Basic Microsoft Windows Platform knowledge required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Spanish communications skills a plus.

    To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to

    • Locations: Texas (Houston, Dallas), Mid-Atlantic US (Pittsburgh), Northeastern US, and Calgary
    • Compensation: Commensurate upon Experience
    • Principals only. Recruiters please don’t contact this job poster.
    • Please, no phone calls about this job!

    EarthSoft News for the Week of November 5, 2011

    November 4, 2011

    EarthSoft had a record month in October, with large orders from SGS and Barrick Gold! Several development projects are now fast-tracked.  – November 4, 2011

    EarthSoft seeks supplemental tutorial data sets. Please contact with any public domain data you can share. – November 4, 2011

    Office Hour: Getting Started with EDP. Thursday Nov 10. Register at – November 1, 2011

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