Typical ESdat Workflow

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Typical ESdat Workflow

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ESdat Server is a management system for collating and reporting environmental data.  With ESdat Server you can:

 

Store and access all you data from multiple laboratories in one location
Create tables and compare your data to pre-loaded environmental standards
Assess data quality, such as RPDs, with built in quality assurance tools
Capture, manage and report your field data such as water levels and field chemistry readings
Assign coordinates to your sampling locations to utilise the built in mapping functions
Create custom 'mini tables' with key information (such as exceedances) for use in your GIS systems
Plus much more….

 

ESdat Workflow

 

A typical ESdat workflow consists of three components:

 

1.Pre-field work - configuration and planning
2.Field work - capture data
3.Post-field work - interrogate and report data

 

Pre-Field Work - ESdat Configuration

 

Prior to undertaking field work, some basic Project configuration should be completed in ESdat.  Refer to Getting Started for the minimum setup required for importing Lab Reports into ESdat.

 

Things to consider setting up prior to loading data into ESdat include:

 

Company Details
Add Users
Configure Field Profiles
Create Projects (required to import Lab Reports)
Add Locations (required to utilise mapping features)
Importing and managing Environmental Standards

 

Undertake Field Work

 

Field data can be captured in ESdat using the Field Portal. The Field Portal is designed to work on a PC or Tablet device.

 

The following data can be captured directly into ESdat using the Field Portal:

 

New Locations
Location Visits
Groundwater depth measurements
Field Sample information
Field Chemistry
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All samples submitted to a laboratory for analysis should include the ESdat Project ID and if using the Lab Initiated Report Upload service, the lab report email address.  The easiest way to do this is to include both values on your chain-of-custody documentation.  The laboratory needs the correct ESdat Project ID and email address to ensure that results are imported into the correct Project in ESdat.  If these values are incorrect, you will need to spend additional time chasing up your Lab Reports.  Refer to Getting Started for the minimum setup required for importing Lab Reports into ESdat.

 

Post-Field Work: Interrogate and Report Data

 

ESdat has many built in Reports and Views for interrogating both field and laboratory data.

 

Once field and lab data has been successfully loaded into ESdat you may want to:

 

Create chemistry tables from Lab Reports
Reconcile QA/QC samples (automated when using LSPECS)
Assess QA data
Compare results with Environmental Standards
Receive automated notifications of Environmental Standards exceedances (when configured in Environmental Standards)
Customise Chem Profiles: Chem Names, Chem Groups and Chem orders (ESdat standards can be imported from our online reference database)
Create Maps and Map Layouts
Create Graphs
Generate other Reports