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EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
EQuIS GIS UK User Group
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Using GIS with EQuIS data -- Maximising Data Sharing

Using GIS with EQuIS data -- Maximising Data Sharing

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    • 1. Using GIS with EQuIS data Maximising Data Sharing Simon Ross ERM GIS Team 27 th November 2008
    • 2. Overview
      • Background
        • Who are ERM and what do we do?
        • Our EQuIS and GIS experience
      • Case Study: Shared Record Data Portal
        • Scope of the project
        • EQuIS data management approach
        • Sharing project data with GIS
    • 3. Who are ERM?
      • Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is the world’s leading provider of environmental, health and safety, risk and social consulting services.
        • Contaminated Site Assessment
        • Impact Assessment & Planning
        • Compliance Assurance
        • M & A and Strategic Advisory Services
      • We have 145 offices in 41 countries and employ more than 3,500 professional staff with 350 based in the UK.
    • 4. EQuIS and GIS Experience
      • ERM UK have been using EQuIS as their preferred site investigation data management system for 10 years.
        • Migrated from EQuIS 3 to EQuIS 5 in 2007
        • Used predominantly for large scale or long term projects
        • EQuIS also used extensively by ERM in the US and Australia
      • In 2005 ERM transferred responsibility for all static map production to their dedicated GIS Team to replace AutoCAD
        • Greater capability to integrate with external databases and other modelling packages (e.g. EQuIS, EVS, Surfer, GMS)
        • Wider range of spatial visualisation techniques
        • Greater scope to provide electronic data viewing and reporting tools
    • 5. One Database, many access points Analysis Document Management Mapping & Visualization Reporting Query Facilities Management EQuIS Professional ArcGIS/EVS/Surfer ArcGIS Explorer ERM Web Mapping Application – ArcGIS Server WEB (Download) LAN WEB EQuIS Online Google Earth TM Data Manager PM/Client ArcReader ArcReader
    • 6. Case Study: Shared Record Data Portal
    • 7. Background and Scope of Works
      • Project followed the sale of four chemical processing facilities in the UK
      • This report acts as a shared record of all historic and future activity on the sites
      • Requirement for all data to be accessed through a single reporting system including GIS capability to view distribution of analytical data
      • Viewer updated every six months following new monitoring rounds
    • 8. Source Data
      • All of the sites have been extensively assessed with records dating back up to 30 years
      • Many different consultancies have worked on the sites with analytical data held in a range of formats including paper reports, PDFs, Spreadsheets, Databases (including EQuIS3).
      • ERM spent several days on site collecting data.
    • 9. EQuIS Data Management Approach
      • All the data was converted into EDD’s by typing, macro’s etc and imported into EQuIS5.
      • EQuIS3 databases were merged together and reference values were resolved.
      • Additional EQuIS tools used to generate individual trend plots and summary results tables for investigation locations
      • Data also exported to surfer for production of groundwater contours
    • 10. GIS Approach
      • Data extracted from EQuIS databases via custom queries in Access (EQuIS 3 data) or EQuIS 5 with further manipulation of the data into suitable GIS format via Excel
      • Data visualised in ArcGIS using a range of presentation techniques and then presented in the freely distributable GIS viewing software ArcReader
      • Additional EQuIS data exports incorporated in the GIS viewer as hyperlinks from investigation locations
    • 11. Demonstration Original interactive demo summarised over the following slides
    • 12. Demo Slide 1 – Access Portal
      • Portal enables rapid selection of relevant reports and documents
      • All information is separated to be accessible at the site level
      • Direct link to GIS interface for the site
    • 13. Demo Slide 2 – GIS Interface
      • Map based interface with multiple levels of spatial information
      • Direct querying of feature attributes exported from EQuIS database
    • 14. Demo Slide 3 – Visualisation Methods
      • GIS enables complex visualisation tools based on the underlying results database
      • Multiple layers can be viewed simultaneously to analyse data interactions
    • 15. Demo Slide 4 – Linked Data
      • From features in the GIS viewer direct links to external files can be made in multiple formats (e.g. pdf, jpg, xls)
      • EQuIS export functions were used to generate summary tables and graphs for individual locations to link to
    • 16. Summary
      • GIS provides a medium through which clients, regulators and internal specialists can be given access to site spatial data in a simple and cost-effective manner.
      • The growth of technologies such as Google Earth has raised expectations for accessing data with users generally more familiar with map-based systems.
      • Further development of web-based GIS and EQuIS integration will enable more rapid and more regular deployment of this type of system
    • 17. Future Development
      • ERM implements many of the interface technologies with EQuIS with further integration and global standardisation planned.
      • Continuous development process - ERMUK
        • 2005 – GIS takes over CSM workload
        • 2006 – First ArcReader deployment
        • 2007 – First combined GIS/EQuIS 5 deployment
        • 2008 – Working towards ArcGIS Server deployment
        • 2009 - ???