Data Management

New data management tools allow project teams on smaller sites to realize the benefits of maintaining data in a relational database. The ability to sort, query, post, and plot data without leaving the field supports dynamic investigation strategies. With a modest amount of training, most members of the project team can learn how to carry out the basic functions on the DSTs presented on this page.

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
CAMEO Database I/F     mer   zip      jpg      jpg     Yes      √        √       √        √         √         √     √        √         √        √         √ •Emergency
Software Home Page Emergency Response Tool                          bmp    bmp     Responder
  Analytical Modeling                          gif/tif   gif/tif      
  Regulatory Reporting (EPCRA)                           pcx     pcx      
MAROS Data Management I/F     xls     xls      NA      xls     Yes      √        √       √        √         √         √   NA     NA       NA      NA      √ •Hydrogeologist
Software Home Page Monitoring Network Optimization   mdb^1  mdb     •Statistician
  Statisitcal Analysis               htm      
MASS FLUX Toolkit Analytical Modeling I/F
    txt     txt      NA       NA    Yes
   NA      √       NA      NA       √       NA
  NA     NA       NA     NA       √
Software Home Page Data Management         •Geochemist
  Uncertainty Analysis           
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     •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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