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Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site
Ford Consulting Ltd
Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical
Information Systems - Support for data migration and environmental
data management system
ESI provided data migration and environmental data management
solutions to Ford Consulting Ltd. Data were migrated from a legacy
propriety Oracle database into EQuIS 5 Professional SQLServer 2005
Express database. The analysis and reporting included geochemical
cross-sections, 2D and 3D chemical concentrations spatial plots and
site plans with time-series chemical plots, charts, cross-tab data and
Chemical sites are notorious for collecting
large amounts of geological and
environmental chemical data. Ford Consulting
Ltd was instructed by the site owners to
migrate all of the historical geological and
chemical data from a legacy Oracle data
management system into a standalone
commercial environmental data management
system. Ford Consulting Ltd contracted ESI
for support of the data migration into an
EQuIS SQLServer Data Management System and training of their personnel.
Monitoring well installation, geological and environmental chemical data were exported from the
propriety Oracle database through use of a series of data export scripts.
The data were imported into EQuIS using EQuIS Electronic Data Processor (EDP) with a customised
format to accommodate the historical data. EDP ensured the data was verified and validated before
importing into the EQuIS SQLServer 2005 Express database.
Once the data had been successfully imported into the EQuIS database, a series of spatial groups
were developed to zone the site into areas of interest. Chemical and geology groups were established
for consistency of reporting data.
The data were reported using a combination of EnviroInsite and EQuIS 5 Professional. EnviroInsite
was used for contaminant spatial plots, geological cross sections and 2D and 3D concentration plots.
EQuIS 5 Professional was used for graphical charts and crosstab reports.
Remote assistance was provided throughout the project with the use of web-based desktop sharing
Client Comments: Our client said “ESI provided excellent training and support during the delivery of