Topics to include how to improve subsurface data in GIS interface
Santa Rosa, CA – September 9, 2009 – gINT Software, Inc.
gINT Software will be hosting a series of webinars in September and in October covering a wide variety of subsurface data management topics. The series, based on a successful August series, will be presented by Salvatore Caronna, president and founder of gINT Software. "The new gINT Webinar series is very popular,” according to Caronna. “Attendees find it highly informative on a broad spectrum of issues, from the benefits of implementing GIS for displaying subsurface data to reasons for moving to enterprise software.”
gINT Software builds its September series on the two most popular webinar topics, GIS and Enterprise. The first September webinar, titled “ Subsurface Data in a GIS Environment” will offer engineers concrete information on how to add the dimension of subsurface data to ArcGIS and Google Earth. In recognizing that the GIS environment offers a unique and important perspective on project information, participants will see how to use GIS to visualize and correlate subsurface data. The second September webinar, “gINT Enterprise: Managing Your Organization-Wide Subsurface Data” will show engineers how to efficiently manage varying types of data and how they can consolidate their subsurface data into a central enterprise database and create a standard set of consistent reports.
The first October webinar, “Best Practices in Subsurface Data Management”will demonstrate why “good” data is necessary in order for engineers to make sound decisions and how good data management not only streamlines the business process, but also decreases costs by enabling engineers to easily find and reuse data. The second October webinar, “Leveraging the Value of Your Legacy Subsurface Data,” will show engineers the process of turning years’ worth of legacy data into a usable resource.
“I signed up for the gINT Subsurface Data Webinars not knowing what to expect, just knowing that we’re using GIS more and more in other areas and wondering how gINT might interface with Arcview to help us use data more efficiently,” said attendee Gwen Archer of Biggs & Matthews Environmental. “ So far the course has enlightened us not only about specific immediate changes we might make to the way we use gINT to streamline data entry but also how we might effectively improve our subsurface data management as our need to use GIS data grows.”
“The feedback we have gotten from attendees has been positive and encouraging,” says Caronna. “It is definitely time for taking subsurface data management to the next level."
Since 1986, gINT Software has pioneered innovative and highly effective solutions for data management and reporting in the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industries. Today, gINT sets the standard for excellence in software for the profession. gINT’s superior engineering, customer responsiveness and acclaimed support services have made gINT the product of choice for numerous transportation authorities, government agencies, consulting firms, and educational institutions worldwide.
Another busy month for ASTM with 66 new, revised or otherwise updated standards related to geotechnical and geological engineering (although not as busy as last month). A couple that caught my eye include brand new standards for geospatial data requirements related to abandoned mines, a new standard for sampling of EPS or geofoam, updated standards for mortar and cement, flexural strength of concrete, LA Abrasion test for aggregates, acceptance testing of geosynthetic clay liners, electrical methods for leak detection of geomembranes with earth cover and classification of soils and soil-aggregate mixtures for highway construction purpose (AASHTO classification).
Those involved in the materials testing side of the business should take a close look at the full list as there are also a number of updated standards relating to various asphalt and and aggregate tests, capping of concrete cyllinders and other related testing standards.
For my practice, perhaps the most significant standard that was updated was D 2488 – Standard Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure) which we rely on for our field USCS classifications. I’ll be curious to see what those changes entail. Click through for the full list.
ESRI have a number of examples of what can be achieved using their new API. Examples and reference for the API can be found here. Using the API you can:
Display your own maps on top of a Google Maps base map.
Execute a GIS model and display the results in Google Maps.
Search for features in your GIS data and display the results on Google Maps.
Find addresses using your own address locator and display the result on Google Maps.
Display attributes from your GIS data on the map using the Google Chart API.
Allows others to add GIS functionality from your server as a Google Mapplet.
On the surface, it seems like this news would only be of interest to GIS professionals and geeks like me. But the truth as I see it is that this development for extending the popular ArcGIS platform to the internet will lead to a whole host of new online applications and mashups that will be both fun and useful. (Screenshot by way of Mapperz)
Dataforensics and Keynetix Forge Partner Alliance to Revolutionize Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data Management
Norcross, Georgia, December 2014 – Dataforensics and Keynetix announce a partnership that teams the strengths of each company to revolutionize geotechnical data collection and data management within the United States and Canada. Dataforensics is developing a specialized configuration of HoleBASE SI for the North American market, which when combined with pLog Tablet, provides greater alternatives for managing geotechnical data for users of pLog Tablet, which already integrates with gINT and LogPlot.
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