EarthSoft Announces Geotechnical Module in EQuIS™
New EQuIS Link software helps migrate gINT databases
EarthSoft announces the first release of our new Geotechnical Module—the result of many months work from our international staff in collaboration with several of our largest clients. This release supports the import of AGS4 and gINT files and support for existing gINT libraries and graphics. EQuIS helps our clients manage all their data, not just environmental or geotechnical, and generates gINT graphics from ArcGIS Server and EQuIS Enterprise. EarthSoft estimates that it will migrate many thousands of gINT databases into EQuIS in the first few months after the release of this new Geotechnical Module.
EQuIS clients can import multiple gINT Microsoft Access databases into a single SQL Server EQuIS database. EQuIS Enterprise on Azure offers greater scalability, security, standardization, and workflow automation compared to multiple disconnected local databases. EQuIS interfaces with gINT to run reports and graphics natively and leverages prior gINT investments. Nearly all major consultants in the United States and Canada already have large EQuIS portfolios and can now merge their multiple gINT desktop databases into EQuIS, preserving the quality of their data and their investments in libraries of gINT reports and graphics. EQuIS can function as the “single source of truth” for geotechnical and environmental data, reducing the number of supported databases.
EQuIS Link is a powerful new EQuIS Professional module that can easily migrate existing gINT and AGS data to EQuIS. Some clients have commented that EQuIS Link may be equally important of a release as the Geotechnical Module. Link transforms data from a wide variety of input sources to standard electronic data deliverables (EDDs), as an “anything to anything” data-mapper. Supported data source types are gINT, AGS4, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, CSV, TXT, and Universal Data Link (UDL). DIGGS may be supported in future releases.
Additionally, clients can create custom sources. The data mapping and parser functionality eliminates the need to write code and allows data to be filtered based on a set of rules and conditions prior to loading into EQuIS.
With the Geotechnical Module, EQuIS users can:
· Easily import gINT data into EQuIS or export data to gINT.
· Combine multiple geotechnical (and environmental) Microsoft Access databases into a single enterprise EQuIS Schema.
· Produce and view gINT graphics from EQuIS and from Esri maps and environments.
· Create and view gINT boring logs in EQuIS Collect.
EQuIS Collect is a mobile field application for collecting environmental and geotechnical data on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. The EQuIS Geotechnical Module and Collect provides a complete data management workflow from field data collection to automatically receiving the field data graphically on boring logs, both in the field and in the office.
EarthSoft’s EQuIS software is used on some of the world’s largest environmental projects, supporting geo-environmental workflows. EarthSoft is Microsoft Gold Azure Certified and includes web, mobile, and desktop modules running on Windows, iOS and Android operating systems. Many EarthSoft clients have asked to add geotechnical data to EQuIS and have helped review the new EQuIS Schema extensions.
EarthSoft’s Business Partner Program includes several of the world’s largest consultants. Many consultants support both environmental and geotechnical projects and using a single EQuIS Schema has advantages. EQuIS manages many data types, not only geotechnical, including weather, air, water, noise, industrial hygiene, lake, and other environmental and geological data types. Most of these consultants have large portfolios of Esri, Bentley, and EarthSoft software.
EarthSoft’s CEO Mitch Beard commented, “We are excited to add this Geotechnical Module to EQuIS and look forward to migrating many tens of thousands of MS Access gINT databases into EQuIS.” An EarthSoft project manager added, “Link has removed the complication and frustration of migrations from non-EQuIS to EQuIS data. It reduces the need to repeatedly manually configure mappings and remaps, and has saved me hours of work. Link provides a repeatable, thus higher quality, data migration process that can then be easily handed over to clients for them to reproduce. Link saves time, improves the quality of migrations, and can be easily distributed. P.S. I'm writing this now as Link is migrating 35,000 records of data. This is the second major data migration I've done this week with Link.”
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