ESdat Server - Environmental Database Web Interface
The ESdat Server Web Interface extends the most popular functionality that is available on ESdat Desktop, the reporting of Laboratory Report data, and makes it available through a browser, as well as offering new functionality that is suited to a web based environment.
The ESdat Web Interface offers interactive functionality that is in many cases superior to ESdat Desktop for the managing, analyzing and reporting of laboratory data.
Benefits if you already have ESdat Desktop
A key benefit is interactivity. You can make a change to the table configuration and immediately see the change reflected in the browser, turn Environmental Standards on or off, view Detects Only, or alter a variety of other settings .
A key feature for those involved in validating or qualifying laboratory results, is that users can click on a result and enter validation qualifiers and comments directly on the Table.
If you have technical staff who need to review laboratory reports, but don't have ESdat skills, the web interface is simple enough that they can use it immediately with no training or familiarization.
ESdat Server Web Interface has the ability to output data using a variety of standard reporting tools. Standard ESdat Reports or those custom produced by EScIS are based on 'Telerik Reports'.
If users wish, they can purchase the ESdat SSRS and Crystal Reports Integration, which allows users to develop their own reports using these widely used reporting engines and have these reports integrated into ESdat.
These reports can be used under the Data View section of the ESdat Server Web Interface, or can be published through the ESdat Client or Public Portal.
An example of a section of a report is below. A report can consist of multiple tables, graphs and blocks of text, and users can export to Word or PDF and insert an interprative section when required.
The ESdat Locations Portal is a new and innovative tool for managing and searching Locations. It is included for all ESdat users that have the ESdat Server Components.
ESdat now has the ability to show all your Locations, across multiple sites and co-ordinate systems, on a Tablet or a Phone. ESdat can also calculate how far away they are!
Click on each location to see associated details, photographs and documents. A great way to help find a sampling location if you're not sure where it is, exactly!
Search to see if a Location has already been defined in the system at a new Sampling Point. Merge two Locations into one if a new point was created accidentally.
Soon to come:
- A tab showing all previous field results for the location
- A tab for custom reports (ie baseline reports, well construction details)
- A link to view a complete Chem Table of all results and exceedances for that Location, presented in the ESdat Web Interface. (just like the Excel Chem Tables in ESdat Desktop, but better!)
- QR Code scanning. This will allow users to scan a QR code at the Sampling Point, view all the location details referred to above, and immediately start entering field results.
Further to the above, integration with the Public Portal is envisaged, whereby if your organization has some public communication requirement, a member of the public can scan the QR Code, and bring up some publicly accessible information about that Location, such as recent monitoring results, a swimming recommendation, or a notification of some upcoming event.
The ESdat Field Portal has the capacity for users to enter Field Results directly into a web form on a Tablet or a PC.
The ESdat Field Portal is included for all ESdat users that have the ESdat Server Components. It is optimally used in conjunction with LSPECS for managing field work, but can also be used independently.
- The above form shows all results in a Monitoring Round, including photographs.
- Field Results can be entered using the form below, which records all results related to a visit to a Location.
- Results are immediately available through 'Data View' in ESdat Online or ESdat Server, or ESdat Desktop or other ESdat data interfaces.