EnviroInsite is a product of EarthSoft, Inc. Our goal is to provide an affordable, easy-to-use, powerful tool for visualization and analysis of environmental data. This help-file documentation and the pdf-tutorial found in the My EnviroInsite Work folder constitute the documentation for EnviroInsite. If you can't find what you need in these sources feel free to send an email to technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Frequently fixes for problems can be provided on the same day as requested. The following discussion is an overview of the principal steps employed in using EnviroInsite to support environmental investigations.
1.Organize and Load Data The first step is to organize and load your data. It's important to familiarize yourself with the EnviroInsite data tables and data structure. Linked tables require common field contents to allow for joins between tables. Remember that not every table needs to be filled. Plan out what it is you want to do with EnviroInsite and then determine based on those plans which tables you need to fill.
2.Create a Sitemap A strong sitemap is a critical component of your work in EnviroInsite. EnviroInsite supports both image file (jpg, tif, bmp, png) and vector file (DXF, DWG, and SHP) formats. EnviroInsite can also serve as a Web Mapping Service client, meaning that users can automatically obtain aerial images and other mapped data from the many public WMS servers. Image files are ideal for presenting aerial photos, while vector maps are well suited for the display of building, roads, ponds, streams, and other line-based map data. All vector data must be in a common coordinate system, although SHP files can be converted from latitude-longitude coordinates to a UTM-metric coordinate system. Image files should be selected to present an adequate level of detail, but watch out for image files of 10+ MB that will bog down the operation of EnviroInsite. If your site-scale aerial photo image does not have adequate resolution for zoomed images then consider having a large-scale image at a relatively low resolution and high-resolution maps for portions of your site in which you have a special interest.
3.Analyze Stratigraphy EnviroInsite has a tools for display of both detailed soil data of the type characteristically entered into a boring log, and interpreted stratigraphy. Detailed page-size boring logs can be generated to document well construction and boring logs. Strip logs present the same type of information in a more compact style. Many clients employ the strip logs to help them understand the complex site stratigraphy that impacts on the fate and transport of environmental contaminants. Boring log data may be display on 2d-profiles or as 3d columns in 3d views of the site. Stratigraphy data can also be displayed and modified on profiles or displayed in 3d geologic model and 3d fence diagrams.
4.Query and Visualize Environmental Data The variety of methods for display of environmental data far exceeds any other comparably compared product and many products that cause many times more. Each plot type allows for the point-and-click generation of sql query statements that allow you to select by constituent(s), sample media, elevation, depth, and date. Where appropriate, aggregate functions can be called to permit calculation and plotting of mean, maximum, minimum, first, or last values. A partial list of mapped environmental data plots include 2-d/3d contours, georeferenced data tables, georeferenced time history charts, wells, posted data, classed post plots, georeferenced stiff diagrams, and georeferenced radial diagrams. Other non-mapped plots that can be plotted in EnviroInsite include time history charts, Stiff diagrams, Piper diagrams, Schoeller diagrams, and scatter plots.
5.Prepare Report Graphics Your work in EnviroInsite is for naught if you have no way of presenting the data in visually compelling plans and report figures. EnviroInsite has CAD-like layout features that allow the user to generate report figures with complex title blocks, logos, and annotation. Report graphics can be copied through the Windows clipboard directly into presentation or word processing applications. Alternatively, pdf files can be created using the included pdf driver or image files can be exported at a user-specified resolution. If you wish to use EnviroInsite plots in your favorite CAD or GIS application, you may elect to export CAD or GIS files for fine-tuning of report figures in the program of your choice.