Additional ESdat Server Options
ESdat Data Services
ESdat Data Webservice provides a passive webservice interface for the exchange (uploading or retrieval) of data between ESdat and other systems.
The ESdat Data Webservice exposes ESdat data related to Chemistry Results, Groundwater Depths, and Logger Data. The ESdat Data Webservice supports upload of Logger Data via a webservice.
Typically the ESdat Data Webservice would be integrated with another Webservice that for other system to be integrated. EScIS can provide assistance with a Webservice for the other system on a consulting basis if required.
ESdat WFS (Web Feature Services)
The ESdat WFS Service exposes ESdat data in the Open Geoscience Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) format.
The ESdat WFS Service provides the following ESdat data types as WFS layers:
- Chemistry Samples and Results
- Water Depths
ESdat Change Tracker
Tracks all edits and deletions made to the ESdat database, along with the User, Date/Time, Old Value.
ESdat Public or Client Portal
The ESdat Public or Client Portal is able to provide monitoring data in a simple to understand format for
external or public consumption, with or without protection by a user name and password.
Reports can be integrated with Google Maps as a backdrop, and allow interaction
between clicking on a point and the data displayed on the report (ie click on a
point and see all data related to that point)
One example implementation of the ESdat Public Portal is the Shoalhaven City
Council "Aquadata" website. See the
Aquadata Press Release for more information and for a link to Aquadata
Custom SSRS and Crystal Reports
ESdat Server Web Interface has the ability to output data in custom "Report Ready" formats. Custom Reports produced by EScIS are based on "Telerik Reports"; or users can create their own reports using SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) or Crystal Reports and integrated these into ESdat using the "ESdat SSRS and Crystal Reports Extension". This extension allows reports that can be created and viewed in SSRS or Crystal Reports to be viewed within the ESdat Server Web Interface without users needing to have either SSRS or Crystal Reports installed on their PC.
An extract from a report is below. A report can consist of multiple tables, graphs and blocks of text, and users can export to Word or PDF and insert an interprative section when required. Another example report, produced in ESdat and exported to MS Word is available here