I’ve been very impressed with the geotechnical group at the Ohio DOT. They seem to be on the cutting edge of using modern technology to manage their geotechnical data. A few years ago, I posted about a presentation that described efforts to create and implement a geotechnical data management program at ODOT. Thanks to a colleague of mine (Thanks Sanjay), I found some more recent presentations at the EarthSoft website describing the work for ODOT. EarthSoft is the maker of the Equis family of database products, which is the key component of ODOT’s system. I’m pleased to see that ODOT is also using gINT for boring log and fence diagram output from the Equis managed database. [Source: Earthsoft]
Many site-holders engage a variety of consultants, laboratories, and in-house staff to collect, manage and report their environmental data.
Unfortunately this often results in data being trapped in various pdf reports, GIS layers, emails, excel workbooks, or even in hard copy. This data becomes increasingly difficult and time consuming to manage and retrieve as more data is collected and as legislative reporting requirements become more rigorous.
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London, United Kingdom (18 May 2011) – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today that it has agreed to buy MACTEC, a leading US engineering and environmental services company, from its private equity and other individual shareholders for a cash consideration of US$280 million. Completion is subject to regulatory approval and is expected by the end of June 2011. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from AMEC. [/Editor]