EQuIS for ArcGIS and gINT

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EQuIS for ArcGIS and gINT

The EQuIS for gINT Interface provides the capability to import data from gINT project databases and create borehole logs, fence diagrams, reports, and tables using gINT. Designed to work "out-of-the-box" with the default gINT US project database (gint us.gpj, installed with EQuIS), template (gint us.gdt), and library (gint us.glb), producing borehole logs and reports using gINT is a simple, intuitive process. This tool is designed to work with gINT V8i through version; use with earlier versions of gINT is possible, but has not been extensively tested or confirmed. Operation of the interface and output results may not be as described if earlier versions of gINT are used.


Note: The EQuIS for gINT Interface is used by many EQuIS clients to produce borehole logs, fence diagrams, and other graphic representations of geologic and geotechnical data. The existing architecture of the interface is approaching a limiting point beyond which additional application is becoming difficult. Therefore, changes have been made in the way the EQuIS for gINT Interface works.


In the v5.3.3+ update to the EQuIS for gINT Interface, the general user interaction is very similar to v5.3.2; however, the method by which the gINT queries are customized and executed has changed. Rather than being contained within the EQuIS Database, queries will now be defined in an external file. This file, which uses a .gdx extension, contains the table definition of the corresponding gINT data template (.gdt) and the requisite queries to populate those tables.


We know that this change may require some effort to migrate the queries from the database to the .gdx file. However, this will only be necessary if you have modified the default gINT queries. Updating your EQuIS for gINT Interface to v5.3.3+ will improve the interface in several ways. For example, you will be able to use multiple .gdt/.glb sets with the same EQuIS Database, which was not possible with the previous architecture. Additionally, the .gdx will support SQL Server Databases. This change is expected to ultimately provide greater flexibility and performance for the EQuIS-gINT user.