GeoEngineers is deploying a secret weapon. It crunches data. It streamlines workflows. It blasts through day-long tasks with the press of a button. We call it Earth Analytics.™
Since 2013 I’ve been managing GeoEngineers’ involvement with a large-scale expansion of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in downtown Seattle. During the early stages of development projects like the WSCC, it’s vitally important to quickly and reliably turn subsurface data collected at the site into actionable information for our clients. GeoEngineers has always taken pride in exceeding our client’s requirements in this area. Now, we are unleashing the power of Earth Analytics to take our efficiency to new heights.
For years we made do with commercially available data management solutions, but none were ideal for importing, analyzing, manipulating and outputting our field and chemical data. Our GeoEngineers software development team joined forces with our experienced earth scientists and engineers to solve the problem. Together they crafted Earth Analytics. Everything changed when we put Earth Analytics to the test. A data workflow that was once tedious and time-consuming has been transformed into a simple, elegant system that organizes and visually displays our field and analytical data for both our own analysts and clients.
Now, we obtain soil samples, a lab chemically analyzes them and loads the results directly into Earth Analytics. Once the data is input, our scientists and engineers can manipulate and output it in any format we or our clients wish—all with a few clicks of the mouse. And because the lab inputs the data directly into the system, Earth Analytics speeds access to the information while maximizing data quality and accuracy.
GeoEngineers developed Earth Analytics from the ground up to be a flexible software solution ready to streamline data workflows in a wide variety of engineering and earth science fields. Earth Analytics has radically affected my team’s workflow, and since we’re building it ourselves, we see nearly limitless possibilities for future applications.
It goes far beyond managing chemical data—Earth Analytics has the capacity to work with remote sensors and mobile platforms, model potential solutions and streamline labor-intensive tasks wherever we capture and analyze earth-related data. I’m also excited about Earth Analytics’ ability to present our data in new ways. Visualization tools allow us to map our data to specific locations on our project sites, and even analyze data spatially in three dimensions.
In my world, Earth Analytics has effectively created a robust bridge between our field work and our final reports. It lets us work smarter, cost-effectively, and more efficiently. We call it Earth Analytics. You can just call it a job well done.