In our last GIS blog, we covered some tips for choosing an integrated GIS/environmental data management system. Now let’s look at some more advanced features that may be appealing to a wide range of data managers and facility owners.
Environmental Information Management
You can turbocharge your water data management by including a geographical information system (GIS) in your toolkit! Your data analysis efficiency also gets a huge boost if your data management system includes a GIS system “out of the box” because you won’t have to manually transfer data to your GIS. All your data is seamlessly available in both systems.
Integration with other systems, whether on-premises or in the cloud, has become a key wish list item for many EHS software buyers. It allows you to take advantage of other tools used by your organization (or available from third parties) to simplify processes, access information, and enhance communication, both internally and externally.
Hudbay Minerals, a premier mining company in Canada, will use Locus EIM to improve their environmental data management for field and analytical data reporting. In addition to the standard features of Locus EIM, Hudbay Minerals is opting to use Locus’ GIS+ mapping solution, Locus Mobile for iOS, and the robust LocusDocs document management solution to enhance and streamline their processes.
Do you currently use a system of Excel spreadsheets to store your environmental data? It may be time to consider a more mature tool to manage and store your environmental data. In this 4-part blog series, we’ll explore in detail each of the 12 key areas where cloud-based environmental databases excel over home-grown spreadsheets.
At the annual WM Symposia, representatives from many different DOE sites and contractors gather once a year and discuss cross-cutting technologies and approaches for managing the legacy waste from the DOE complex. This year, Locus’ customer Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was the featured laboratory.