Google Earth Integration Offered for gINT Borehole Data: Related Images, Calculations, Automated Displays Programmable by Users with New Interface.
A new upgrade to gINT geotechnical and geoenvironmental software lets users publish boreholes to Google Earth, Google’s satellite imagery–based mapping product. gINT version 8.2 upgrade enables users to specify an icon, color, label, and description to associate with the borehole via an easy-to-use Google Earth Setup dialog in gINT. When the borehole icon on the Google Earth map is clicked by a viewer, a user-designed description will appear in a popup window. The window can also contain links to any type of file, including images and PDF's that can show boring logs on the Google Earth interface, enabling users to visually provide a substantial amount of information for each borehole.
The new Google Earth capability will give gINT users the ability to present their data in an impressive and informative visual format on the Web, enabling their clients to gain easy access to the information.
Beyond the basic display of boreholes on the Google Earth interface, gINT can also be set up to automatically display any data or calculations from gINT projects using the “gINT Rules” programming feature, which allows users to write their own custom routines. For example, users could display the depth and elevation of bedrock or water level for each borehole, or automatically display images or PDF's related to the boreholes. Users can also set up features to display in separate layers, which can be turned on or off by the viewer. The highly flexible capabilities of gINT allow the user a virtually unlimited range of design options for automating the content of the Google Earth information window.
“gINT 8.2’s new Google Earth capability is very exciting,” said Salvatore Caronna, president of gINT Software. “Google’s powerful visual communication tool is the perfect medium for gINT users to communicate their valuable data to their clients. In this case, a picture is worth at least a thousand words.”
Publishing basic gINT data to Google Earth—borehole locations, images, logs, etc.—can be easily done by any gINT user via the new Google Earth Setup dialog box in the new version 8.2. To automate the publishing of large amounts of data to Google Earth, or to include calculations or filters, users may write gINT Rules programming code themselves using tools within gINT. gINT Software’s Technical Services Department can also provide this automation-code writing service, as they specialize in delivering specialized programming code based on customer specifications.
Information about the Version 8.2 upgrade with Google Earth capability is available at http://www.gintsoftware.com/upgrades.html.
About gINT Software
For over 20 years, gINT Software has offered innovative and effective solutions for data management and reporting to the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industries. gINT Software is recognized globally for its standard of excellence in software development for these fields. The superior engineering of gINT products as well as the company’s commitment to customer service and acclaimed technical support have made gINT the global leader for consulting firms, transportation authorities, government agencies and educational institutions worldwide. For more information on gINT, visit http://www.gintsoftware.com.
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