The Environmental Data Hub has been set up to give Environmental Consultants, Contaminated Land Professionals, Data Producers, Data Managers and GIS Professionals an open forum to talk about Data Management subjects related to our profession.  This site is directly linked to the Environmental Data Hub Group on LinkedIn.

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We are aiming to post a new topic on the Hub every two weeks and we welcome new authors who would like to contribute to existing topics via the comments section of each topic or would like to start new topics on the Hub.

Something for nothing? Open Source, Ordnance Survey OpenData and the benefits to you.

The recent announcement of OpenData from the Ordnance Survey has generated a lot of interest within the Environmental industry, here I will try to explain some of the key benefits of using both Ordnance Survey OpenData and Open Source software together and how commercial software providers can use these new developments and opportunities to offer more cost effective solutions to their [...]

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Using environmental GIS to win more tenders

In the current economic client it’s crucial that we make the most of the opportunities that come our way. More than ever we need intelligent methods to help us win tenders, minimise our risk and maximise our profit.

When looking at new jobs, there are many things to consider such as size, location, site access, geology, [...]

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Environment Agency Release New Aquifer Classification

A long-awaited new classification of aquifer vulnerability for England and Wales has finally been launched this week, which directly affects the work undertaken in the field of land contamination assessment. This new classification system supersedes the aquifer class in the EA’s older Groundwater Vulnerability, effective from the 1st April 2010. Currently, the new maps are [...]

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The 4 most important rules for selecting onsite environmental logging hardware

Are Tablet PCs the answer?

Rugged Tablet PCs have improved a great deal in the last 3 years and are now a viable competitor to PDA devices for many logging applications.

Tablet PCs have a couple of major benefits over PDAs and this article highlights the four most important rules you need to abide by before deciding [...]

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Some thoughts on the first ever Environmental Office Conference

“I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” (Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.)

Riding high in the all time list of poor predictions that (sandwiched neatly [...]

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