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EnviroInsite is a groundwater data visualization environment developed by and for practicing hydrogeologists. It is a workspace for understanding and communication of complex, spatial and temporal patterns in environmental data and geologic conditions. EnviroInsite’s ease of use and low cost make it the only choice for groundwater visualization on every desktop.


Boring Logs
full-page logstriplog5a Create boring logs for documentation of soils encountered, downhole measurements, notes, well construction, well id, well location, driller, etc. Fully customizable database allows the user to define data categories and fields for plotting in header and downhole plots. Sophisticated design-window and XML-based template export / import capabilities simplify design and maximize reuse between projects.
Profile Views
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Cross-section or profile views are constructed by point-and-click on the plan view map display. The profile is automatically generated, with ground surface and bedrock surfaces generated from external data files or by automated queries of the ground surface values stored with the well construction data. The mapped profile trajectory is shown on the plan map and on a map inset in the profile view. Select the default fit-to-window value or user definable vertical exaggeration. You can use an unlimited number of panels to display the profile views. Set user-specified distances from the profile to select wells and other features for profile display.
3D Views
ei image126 Enable three dimensional, perspective images of the site that include control over the direction and intensity of lighting, the translucence of objects, and the viewer’s location and elevation. The 3D view feautures four default view perspectives or mouse-enabled user rotation. Three-dimensional viewing features include 3D contours, 3D surfaces, geologic surfaces, fence diagrams, geologic models, wells, borings, 3D-classed post plots, pie charts and 3D axes.
contour_plan_translucentsite1_contour_3d_chair Two-dimensional plan- and profile-view contours can be constructed for both environmental data and geologic surfaces. Three-dimensional contours can be generated of environmental data. Contouring occurs in a single step, by the interpolation of measured values on to a user-specified two-dimensional or three-dimensional grid and the subsequent construction of fill or line contours. Contour value labels printed at user specified inter-label distance or manually specified by point-and-click. Two-dimensional contours can be generated as translucent objects for visualization of underlying base maps. Interpolation methods include three-dimensional kriging or inverse distance, with full control over anisotropy, variogram model and other interpolation parameters. The horizontal extent of contours can be controlled either by setting the dimensions of the underlying interpolation grid to the area of interest or by drawing a polygon around the area of interest.
Gradient Vectors and Particle Tracking
image2_126water flow3 Vectors can be plotted to illustrate the gradient field of water elevation data. Typically, this is used to indicate the direction of water flow based on water level measurements. Gradient arrow size and color are controlled by the user. The length of the vectors might either be fixed or scaled to the magnitude of the gradient. The magnitude and direction of vectors is calculated based on measured values interpolated onto a rectangular grid. The dimensions and resolution of the grid are specified by the user. Gradient vector construction uses the same interpolation methods and controls as the contouring functionality. Particle tracking is carried out based on the same interpolation methods as the gradient arrows. The user simply specifies the hydraulic conductivity, porosity, time step and the particles are tracked to either local sinks or the grid boundary.
Fence Diagrams
fence_kggeomodel_kg Display stratigraphic data as 3D multi-panel fence diagrams or 2D fence diagrams on a profile view. You specify the fence diagram layout by point-and-click operations on a plan-view map. The diagrams are generated by interpolation of contact surfaces from stratigraphic data onto the fence surfaces. User-definable features include: complete control over color and translucence of fence diagrams; capability to drape bitmap soil images over fence diagram surfaces; generation of three-dimensional geologic models using enclosed fence-diagram polygons. The ground surface data is plotted to generate the closed geologic model image.
Time History Charts
Generate geographically-referenced time history charts in plan- or profile-views of one or more constituents. You can also plot the charts to a new window to print one or more plots on a single page. These page charts can either contain multiple parameters for a single sampling location or multiple locations for a given parameter. You have full control over the chart’s background color, text height, axis limits, increments, and formatting. In addition, you can use multiple axes to plot data with differing units or limits.
Georeferenced Data Tables
transp_data_tablesDataTables Data tables are constructed on the fly next to the point of measurement. These may be dragged to optimize the layout and eliminate overlapping tables. Cross-tab tables can be plotted with analytes down the side and dates across the top, or in the reverse with dates down the side and analytes across the top. Exceedances of specified standards are highlighted by selection of a custom font or font-style. Tables may also be constructed so that the multiple measurements over depth at a single location are plotted in one convenient table.
Radial Diagrams and Pie Charts
radial_plan_site3pie_profile Radial diagrams and pie charts present the relative concentration of multiple constituents at a given location and sample interval. Define the pie chart thickness enabling you to display the pie chart in a 3D view. Radial diagrams are particularly useful to display of relative concentrations for constituents with order of magnitude difference in value. This is facilitated by log-scale axes on the radial diagrams.
Stiff and Piper Diagrams
g_stiff Diagrams for analysis of geochemistry data. The Stiff diagrams present the relative concentration or primary cations and anions in millequivalent per unit volume, with cations to the left of the diagram and anions to the right. Stiff diagrams may be plotted adjacent to the sampling location on both plan- and profile-views. Like other charts, the plotted location of the stiff diagram is user-controlled to prevent overlap of diagrams. Piper diagrams plot cations and anions on ternary plots in a conventional format and include the option to include the sampling location name.
Reads and displays conventional vector file formats including 2D or 3D versions of ESRI shape files, AutoDesk DWG and DXF files, and enhanced metafiles. you can import all conventional bitmap files for use in base maps, including PNG, BMP, TIF and JPG. Microsoft World files can be read for display of scaled and rotated TIF and JPG files in world coordinates. You can also drape vector files and bitmap files to the defined ground surface, using either the ground surface data stored in the centralized database, or external data files.
Data Storage and Queries
Well construction, sampling location, geological information and environmental data are stored using relational database conventions — reducing data replication, improving control over data quality, and simplifying application of data queries within the code. Data queries are facilitated by fill-in-the-blank forms that generate complex SQL queries based on sample location, depth, elevation, well name, screen name, date, parameter and minimum, mean, maximum, first or last recorded value. Data is stored in either Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel file formats. Export links to the standard EnviroInsite have been generated for both EQuIS 3 and EQuIS 5.
Advanced User Interface
Use an interface that allows control over location of well labels, posted values, graphs, and tables to circumvent label-overlap problems that are endemic to other visualization codes. Complete file save/open capabilities remember session with hot-link to data files to allow automatic updates of generated graphics. A tree-control menu structure allows you to toggle individual plots and the components of these plots.
The layouts are constructed with a title-box; the scales and legends are displayed for report-style graphics. Export capabilities to BMP, TIF, PNG or JPG bitmap file formats, DWG, DXF or Metafile vector file formats. Standard Windows capabilities such as copy-and-paste through clipboard and print using printer or plotter.

Other Features:

  • Plot wells and screens (plan, profile and 3D)
  • Post values (plan, profile and 3D)
  • Classed post (plan, profile and 3D)
  • Data tables (plan, profile)
  • Layouts
  • Print preview
  • Print to scale
  • Print to fit page
  • Map scales
  • North arrows
  • Drawing tools – text, basic shapes
  • Data browse
  • Data validation

Minimum Computer Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 or XP operating systems
  • 128 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB or more recommended
  • 50 MB free disk space
  • Windows compatible printers and plotters

EarthSoft Currents Week 17 2017 Video Newsletter

EQuIS and EnviroInsite: Boring Logs and Well Diagrams - Apr 2017