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Fundamental Concepts


Before beginning to work with Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA), you may want to review the topics in this section to get an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the program. This might help you become more proficient with the software in less time.

The topics go through the basic concepts of the program as well as main the HGA interface, including the various modules available to you. The topics also provide you with an introduction to entering data: manually, importing data, and using the EDD workflow which helps you to validate your data before importing it into the database.


Learning more

The Fundamental Concepts section provides an introduction to key concepts that will help you get the most out of Hydro GeoAnalyst.

See Hydro GeoAnalyst Interface: for a basic introduction to the interface.

See Data Structure: to understand how your data is stored in an HGA project.

See Stations: to understand the fundamental nature of stations and location in the HGA environment.

See Data Entry: to see how to add data in your database

See EDD Workflow: to see how to efficiently integrate external data from a variety sources

See Print To Office Templates: to see how to quickly generate standardized reports

See Spatial Geo_Point


HGA+ includes additional features and associated concepts:

See Data Structure in HGA+: to understand the specific data structure and categories in HGA+

See Samples: to understand the added value of the sample structure in HGA+

See Parameters to understand how to work with your analytical data

See Projections to understand how projection systems are used in the mapping features of HGA+

See Chemical List: to understand how you can standardize your parameters across projects

See Measurement Units: to understand how to convert measurement units on-the-fly

See Functions: to see the automatic calculations that are performed by HGA+

See Upgrading Projects to HGA+: to learn how to upgrade your projects from the standard edition of HGA to HGA+

The Demo Project Tutorials will provide you with a quick start introduction to many of the features available in Hydro GeoAnalyst:

If you are using HGA, start with the HGA Demo Project Tutorial

If you are using HGA+, start with the HGA+ Demo Project Tutorial





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