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Data Acquisition

The advent of real-time measurement technologies as a common and widely accepted investigation strategy demands greater efficiencies throughout the entire data life cycle. The DSTs presented on this page have been developed to capture data almost instantaneously, thus allowing data analysis and decision making to proceed in "real time."

Decision Support Software Tool Functions Function Evaluated Interactive or File Tabular Input and Output Graphical Input and Output and Print Report? Contaminants: Metals, Chlorinated Solvents, SVOCs, Pesticides PCBs, Petroleum, Radionuclides Media: Soil/Sediment, Soils Gas, Air, Surface Water, Groundwater Potential Technical Team Members
FSPLUS Visualization F    dbf      NA     dxf      jpg      No     √        √        √        √         √         √      √       √        NA      √        √ •Statistician
Home Page Geospatial Interpolation         •Staff Familiar
Software Download Data Acquisition         with interpolation techniques
R.A.T. Collects and maps data real-time I/F
   NA       dbf    jpg     shp      No
     √        √       √        NA       √        √
  √        NA      √        NA        NA •Air Quality Specialist
Software Home Page Create Sample Designs                  csv    shp     •Engineer
  Perform analysis and basic statistics                          dxf     •Geochemist
                           ASCII grids     •Any Field Staff
SCRIBE Data Acquisition I/F     txt      htm   NA       NA     Yes      √        √       √        √         √         √    √        √         √        √         √ •General technical
Software Home Page Form/Label Generation       xls      txt     staff familiar with sampling and
  Database      mdb    xls     field work
File input and output formats are represented in the matrix by the file extension.ASCII files, for example are indicated by the extension "txt."
EPCRA = Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act
1 ERPIMS data can be imported through an Access file or a series of text files (.tes, .res, .sam, .ldi).
2 GeoSEM uses several GIS vector and raster file formats: DOD vector product format (VPF) , ESRI product files, CAD drawings (dxf), ASCI II grids, and georeferenced image formats such as geoTIFs, bitmaps, GIFs, JPGs, and ERDAS.
N/A Not applicable
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