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?

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

Feature Comparison

Template Manager
Data Import
Query Builder
List Editor
Material Specification Editor
Data Viewers
Well Profile
Cross-Section Editor
Map Editor
Scene Viewer
Plot Module
Link to AquiferTest
User Management
Event Planner
Online Share
Print-To-Office Reporting
Mobile EDD
Quick Checker
Sample List
Map Viewer
Sample Reports
Water Quality Standards
Parameter Editor
Interactive Plot Module

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.

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.


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 10.0 & Hydro GeoAnalyst PLUS

User Manager Module

The User Manager Module includes improvements that allow you to refine user-permission levels and increase the security of your information.

  • Permissions-Based users: users can now be granted one or more user permission levels to provide more flexibility for users without compromising security.
  • New User Type: Template Access user type allows users to make changes to the template without requiring full access to the database.

user access table

Well Profile Module

The Well Profile Module includes improvements that further automate production of professional quality, print-ready borehole logs and well completion detail reports:

well profile

Plot Collections

Improvements to the plot collection module make it easier to create print-ready plots rapidly and consistently:

  • Print-preview layout view allows you to see how the images will look when exported
  • Rectangular plots can be stretched to fill their cell in the plot collection layout.
  • Custom line add-ins support x-value cutoffs so you can plot line segments
  • Axis labels on rectangular plots can be rotated

HGA 10.0 plots

HGA+ Only:

Improvements to the plot collection module improve your ability to create print-ready plots rapidly and consistently:

  • Custom plot lines can be dynamically linked to a water quality standard
  • The right and bottom plot panels in a Durov Plot can be scaled relative to the central plot
  • Improved performance for Plots built using calculated parameters

plot collections for HGA+ 10.0

Enhanced Usability

  • International date handling: support for international date formats throughout HGA, including data import, plumes, Quick Checker, Data Import, and Mobile EDD
  • String Data Type: string data fields can now be specified with any length.

HGA+ Only:

  • Parameter Handling: automatically add a list of parameters (before or during import) from the Chemical List and automatically delete parameters with no measurements in your project – this greatly improves parameter management.

Map Viewer Module (HGA+)

HGA+ includes an all-new Map Viewer Module that allows you to create maps based on a live connection to your data:

Map Viewer in HGA+ 10.0

  • Station groups and sample set data can be plotted using
    • simple symbols,
    • proportional/graduated symbols,
    • category-based symbols,
    • pie charts,
    • radial plots, and
    • Stiff diagrams
  • Aggregate co-located samples based on sample date or concentrations
  • Supplement the map with imported shapefiles and basemap images

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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