Hydro GeoAnalyst

Environmental Data Management & Visualization

Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA) is our comprehensive and easy-to-use environmental data management system. HGA integrates customizable database structures used around the world with state-of-the-art tools for data interpretation, statistical analysis, Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping, data charting, and visualizations in two or three dimensions.

Our new Hydro GeoAnalyst Plus (HGA+) integrates geochemistry features of AquaChem into the data management and extensibility capabilities of HGA.

Why Choose Hydro GeoAnalyst?

Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA) Software Interface

With Hydro GeoAnalyst, environmental professionals, geoscientists and government agencies have all the tools required to effectively and efficiently manage large volumes of data, and make informed decisions about environmental and water resources.

HGA consists of an application that connects to an SQL Server database and facilitates data management, analysis and interpretation, and collaboration through various purpose-built modules.  HGA helps you work with large volumes of environmental data without requiring in-depth knowledge of SQL.  HGA+ extends these capabilities by adding modules specifically designed to work with geochemical data and a console for use R to get even more out of your data.

What modules are included in HGA vs HGA+? - Click to Expand


Module/FeatureHGA (Standard)HGA+
Template ManagerTemplate Manager
Data ImportData Import
Data ViewersImage Data Viewers
Query Builder/ViewerQuery Builder/Viewer
List EditorList Editor
Material Specification EditorMaterial Specification Editor
Module/FeatureHGA (Standard)HGA+
Well ProfileWell Profile
Plot CollectionsPlot Collections
Map ViewerMap Viewer
Map ManagerMap Manager
Cross-Section EditorCross-Section Editor
Scene ViewerScene Viewer
3D Interpolation3D Interpolation
Link to AquiferTestLink to AquiferTest
Module/FeatureHGA (Standard)HGA+
User ManagementUser Management
Event PlannerEvent Planner
Online ShareOnline Share
Mobile EDDImage Mobile EDD
Quick CheckerImage Quick Checker
Print-To-Office ReportingPrint-To-Office Reporting
Report EditorReport Editor
Hydro GeoAnalyst Plus
Module/FeatureHGA (Standard)HGA+
Sample ListSample List
Parameter EditorImage Parameter Editor
Water Quality StandardsImage Water Quality Standards
FunctionsImage Functions
Sample ReportsImage Sample Reports
(Extended) Plot Collections(Extended) Plot Collections
(Extended) Map Viewer(Extended) Map Viewer
Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA) Software Interface on Computer

Improved Data Quality 

Hydro GeoAnalyst standardizes your organization and intelligently validates all data upon import, ensuring it meets quality requirements for reliable analyses and informed decision making.

  • Hydro GeoAnalyst helps you kick start your project by providing an environmental database template that consist of tables and fields for common environmental data types, common well profile templates and report templates.
  • Increase efficiency and achieve cost savings with streamlined and automated data collection, data import, analysis and reporting workflows.
  • Unlike other commercial environmental data management software packages, Hydro GeoAnalyst gives you complete control over your database, allowing you to fully customize the database structure to accommodate project needs and scale your database as data volumes grow.

woman in front of screen

Vital Information at Your Fingertips

  • The Query Builder is a powerful tool that helps you create, save and recall simple to complex data queries without having to know complicated SQL syntax. Easily define the conditions of your query by dragging and dropping database fields, and choosing the desired logical operators (AND, OR, LIKE and IS).

Gain critical insight

  • Gain greater insight into your environmental data with a suite of integrated analysis, interpretation and visualization tools including Map Manager, Cross Section Editor, Well Profile, Time Series Charts, Scene Viewer and more.
  • The analysis tools included with Hydro GeoAnalyst are developed solely by Waterloo Hydrogeologic which saves you money, guarantees interoperability, and simplifies procurement and license management.


HGA screen 4 on computer for Hydro GeoAnalyst Environmental Data Management

Collaborate and Communicate Efficiently

Hydro GeoAnalyst stores all your data in a single, centralized database that can be accessed securely by multiple users across a network. Well Profiles, maps, cross-section diagrams, time-series charts and reports can be easily retrieved by team members and key decision makers.

  • Hydro GeoAnalyst streamlines field data collection with easy-to-use planning tools and support for mobile electronic data deliverables. Easily plan and schedule your field trips, and then conveniently collect your data using your Apple or Android mobile device.


What's New in Hydro GeoAnalyst 11.0 & Hydro GeoAnalyst PLUS

See what is included in the new version of Hydro GeoAnalyst 11.0 (Download feature sheet)
View what was included in Hydro GeoAnalyst 10.0 (Download feature sheet)
For a complete version history, see the Hydro GeoAnalyst readme file

Map Viewer Module

The Map Viewer is available in the standard Edition of HGA and includes the following features:

  • Location data: Station groups and queries with location data can be added to the map and plotted using simple symbols, proportional/graduated symbols, and category-based symbols.
  • Callouts: add data-rich callout features to some or all the features in a Location Data layer:
    • Mini-Tables: add tabulated data for select fields in the location data layer
    • Plots: add any supported plot type from the plot collection module
  • Surfaces: create surfaces with color floods and/or contours by interpolating data from a selected field in a location data layer. Supported methods include kriging, inverse distance, and natural neighbors.
  • External Data: Supplement the map with imported shapefiles, surfaces, and basemap images

What's New - Map Viewer for Hydro GeoAnalyst Environmental Data Management

Plot Collections

Plot collections have been enhanced to include:

  • Multi-parameter plots: create Box and Whisker, Scatter, or Time Series Plots with multiple parameters for a station or a specified set of samples
  • Secondary Axes: scatter and time series plots support secondary axes.
  • Symbol Editor: create ramped symbols based on numeric fields using unique values or categorized intervals based on a specified number of linear, log, or quantile breaks.
  • Settings: axis settings for plots have been reorganized into logical and collapsible groups

What's new - Plot collections Hydro GeoAnalyst Environmental Data Management

Usability and Other Enhancements

Plot collections have been enhanced to include:

  • 64-bit Streamlined Edition: a streamlined 64-bit edition of HGA is now available. This edition increases the performance of HGA and allows for memory footprints above 2-GB. The 64-bit edition does not include certain 32-bit only modules (map manager, cross-section editor, scene viewer, 3D interpolation, and report builder) – 64-bit updates/replacements for these modules will be available in a future version of HGA.
  • General Import: Import data into child tables (i.e. tables with many to one relationships) without having to supply data in the parent tables if the data has already been added to the database.
  • Union Queries: Build queries that merge results from different tables to collate data for use with other modules such as the Map Viewer, Plot Collections, R-Console
  • Template Manager: HGA provides additional warnings when deleting non-empty fields in a table or renaming the database names of tables or fields to prevent accidental loss of information or breaking functionality based on queries and reports.
  • Performance: Improved project load times

Plot Collections (HGA+)

The Map Viewer is available in the standard Edition of HGA and includes the following features:

  • Proportional Piper Plots: Create ramped symbol sizes on the central part of the Piper Plot based on the value of a selected parameter (e.g. Conductance or Total Dissolved Solids)

Piper Plot with Proportional Symbols

  • Automatic Non-Detect Symbols: The symbols for data points on plots with non-detect QA flags can be automatically overridden to indicate the non-detect status

Sample Data chart for Hydro GeoAnalyst Environmental Data Management







  • Interactive Multi-Select: You can select multiple data points on plots and they will be selected in the Sample List and active Maps

Data Management (HGA+)

  • Custom Calculated fields and parameters: designate a sample field or a parameter as “calculation-enabled” in the Template Manager and insert values for selected samples based on a mathematical expression that can include parameters (with unit conversion) and common functions. Calculated parameters can be used throughout the application – including in the Map Viewer, Plot Collections, and R-Console

Parameter to calculate chart

Hydro GeoAnalyst Applications include

  • Manage data for local, state and federal groundwater monitoring networks
  • Analyze borehole data acquired for mineral exploration
  • Manage well construction details and registration information
  • Manage data associated with remediation projects
  • Store and report landfill monitoring data, groundwater vulnerability assessment and protection planning
  • Mapping and reporting of aquifer extents and geologic formations
  • Evaluate and report the spatial distribution of water quality parameters


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