HgIS provides environmental data management and modelling with BI and GIS focused on groundwater.
Purpose of HgIS is to load environmental data from any available data sources (also semi-structured data), to visualize and analyze data (to support the formulation of alternative conceptual models) and to implement simple procedural models based on the data. HgIS handles different kinds of data (observations, spatial interpretations, documents and other files). HgIS uses the tools (mainly Pentaho) that enable “power users” to customize and extend the system. The architecture of the system corresponds to a spatial business intelligence solution (GeoBI) – a combination of BI and GIS. Therefore it can be used also for geographical analyses and management of big data sets. BI technologies and tools have not been applied to groundwater data before. Groundwater practitioners have worked with GIS software for decades but not with BI tools. Our effort is to introduce BI to the groundwater community.