Over the last 9 years both Chris and I have been involved in assisting companies in the management of geotechnical data – mostly through the AGS data format but, more recently with XML based data such as GADML and DIGGS.
As a result of this “exposure” some people refer to us as experts – but we call it “been there before – know what is likely to go wrong and how to fix it” experience. Up to now this experience has been stored in our heads and only comes out when people find us and ask. We have been talking for some time now about starting a website to share this experience with others – and if you are reading this then we have started it at last!
The catalyst for us starting now is the new DIGGS data format. We will introduce this subject fully in further posts, but it is the greatest opportunity for the international geotechnical community to improve its geotechnical data standard since the AGS format started in 1989. I have been involved in DIGGS since day 1 and Chris has been working full time on it now for a number of months.
We will post updates, technical details, example data and anything that we think is relevant to the geotechnical data community both for AGS and DIGGS.
We will try to keep our posts relevant, interesting and entertaining.
If you have a question or want us to cover an area of your own interest then please use the contact link and let us know.