EQuIS Overview
EQuIS is an advanced data management and decision support system for all kinds of water, air, geotechnical, and other environmental data types. EQuIS includes 
a relational database schema in SQL Server or Oracle that has received continuous innovation for over a decade. In several of these markets, such as groundwater,
subsurface data, limnology, and sediments, EQuIS is the most widely used data management software in the world. A great case study of EQuIS in large governments is: Montana. Microsoft has released a case study at MS Case Study. Another great case study is state of New York.
EQuIS is being used for STORET data in Minnesota. An ArcUser magazine article about Barrick Gold mentions EQuIS: ArcNews. A Barrick training in Spanish about meteorological data collection with EQuIS
is at: http://bit.ly/barrick_spanish. EQuIS is being used extensively on the Gulf Oil Spill. Here is an earlier video discussing some of the workflow: http://bp.concerts.com/gom/watersamples_ ...
Here is a Press Conference from the Gulf Spill Response team: http://bp.concerts.com/gom_training/houm ... You can view many video demonstrations of EQuIS at the EarthSoft YouTube Channel. EQuIS electronic checking tools ensure data quality and are used by all the largest labs. EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) data checkers make sure Electronic Data
Deliverable (EDDs) are both complete and correct, allowing data providers to fix incorrect or incomplete data packages before submission to the agency. The
data are checked again at the agency using the same tools to be sure errors are caught before entering EQuIS. The result is a much better data warehouse, resulting
in more reliable analyses and decisions. Several EPA Regions implement EDD automated workflow with EQuIS software. The EarthSoft EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) simplifies field data collection and manages sensor data collection activities. EDGE Press Release: http://www.earthsoft.com/2010/03/15/eart ... EDGE Data Sheet: http://www.earthsoft.com/wp-content/uplo ... EDGE Video: http://www.youtube.com/earthsoft#p/c/03C ... EQuIS data warehouses integrate with ArcGIS 9.3 supporting specialized, advanced tasks. For example, contours created using EQuIS and Surfer can be returned
into ArcGIS, where they can be used in further analyses with output from other non-GIS applications, such as EnviroInsite for 2D graphics, RockWorks and EVS
for 3D and 4D visualizations. This ESRI Press Release highlights some of our work with geotechnical data and the state of Ohio. For further information on EQuIS
for ArcGIS, please visit these demonstrations of EQuIS for ArcGIS interfaces to: • EnviroInsite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ppZOPom ... • EVS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoWWC6XAg ... • gINT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0XWesRAU ... • GMS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kelFowWPI ... • RockWorks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_chPKwzUP ... • Surfer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAEWsV1Ky ... • LogPlot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNEOv7n_ ... EQuIS is used in over 20 US states, five different EPA Region Superfund groups, many multinational corporations, most major US consultants, and over 400
US and world labs. EPA web pages describing EQuIS use can be seen at: EPA Region 5, EPA Region 2, EPA Region 4, and EPA Region 3. You can see how states are deploying
EQuIS at Texas, Colorado, Montana, and West Virginia, among others. The presentation, The Critical Role of Data Management, presented by the EPA at the ConSoil 2008 conference in Milan, Italy, lists EQuIS (page 3/slide 8)
as one of the common EPA Regional Data Warehouses. You may also view a presentation on our highly automated subsystems used by EPA Region 5 for very large data
submission programs. You can find much more information on the EarthSoft web page, www.earthsoft.com. There you can download our EQuIS brochure and see the
overview of our Google Earth output. Because EQuIS is a high-volume commercial application, our costs are amortized over many clients, and purchasing EQuIS is far, far less expensive than trying
to write, document and support your own system. We have many ‘Make vs. Buy’ case studies. EarthSoft guarantees new innovation every year. If you would like to evaluate EQuIS, or if you have further questions, please feel free to write or call.
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Posted: 20/10/2010 By: Mr Mitchell Beard



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