Laboratory Reports

The ESdat Server Web Interface is optimised for managing, analyzing and reporting laboratory data and compliance exceedances.

Exceedance Tables

Laboratory data can be displayed in Chemistry Summary tables such as below, showing analytical results against the compounds tested. Data can be filtered by Laboratory Report, Location, Date Range or a variety of other options. Results can be compared against guidelines and exceedances highlighted, as shown below.

Outputs are completely interactive, you can make a change and immediately see the change reflected in the browser: turn Environmental Standards on or off; view Detects Only; enter qualifiers or comments; a variety of other options .

Fig 1: Example Chemistry Table with Exceedances Highlighted

The design of the report provides great flexibility for adjusting the layout of data, chemicals and groupings. Table formatting can be saved and assigned as a default setting. Tables can be exported to Excel/PDF for use in reports.


Where locations have been assigned coordinates, chemistry results associated with that location can be displayed on the map in call-out-tables. Chemistry data presented is managed with the same data selection tools as used for the Chemistry Summary Table.

The Chemistry Results Map allows users to interpret data based upon geographical location. The call-out-tables can be exported in png and kmz formats and overlain/imported into other packages, such as GIS. An example map display is below.

Fig 2: Example of Map showing analytical results and Exceedances highlighted.

ESdat uses Bing Maps imagery as the default background for built in mapping features. Users can also add Map Layouts utilising WMS (web mapping service) or WFS (web feature service) layers. There are an increasing variety of WMS and WFS layers available online (including Qspatial).


Results can be filtered by Location, Parameter or a variety of other options and viewed as time series charts.

Graph showing analytical results and Exceedances highlighted.