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Hydro GeoAnalyst 11.0 & Hydro GeoAnalyst+ 11.0

Environmental Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Software

Environmental Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Software

Hydro GeoAnalyst is an environmental data management software package that integrates a complete suite of analysis, visualization and reporting tools, with a powerful and flexible database.


Hydro GeoAnalyst (HGA) is our premium groundwater and environmental data management system. HGA organizes environmental data into a single repository with tools that enable users to quickly create reliable, analytical results that are comprehensive and easy to understand.

HGA is a powerful tool for environmental geoscience professionals working in Mining, Oil & Gas, environmental services, and related government agencies. HGA enables teams to organize and analyze large volumes of data in an effective and efficient way to make informed decisions about environment and water resources management.

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

Why Choose Hydro GeoAnalyst?

Save time and money

Increase efficiency and achieve cost savings with streamlined and automated data collection, data import, analysis and reporting workflows.

Improve 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.

Get started fast

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.

Always be in control

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.

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. Unlike other commercial data management systems, 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.

Keep 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).

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.

Maximize efficiency in the field

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.


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

New Features

HGA Improvements

Version 11.0 of standard HGA, includes the following improvements

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

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

Usability and Other Enhancements

  • 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+)

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

HGA Features

Data Management Feature Description
Template Manager Template Manager Fully customize your environmental database to your specific project needs with options to add unlimited tables and fields.
Data Import Data Import Easily import and validate data from Excel, Access, EDDs and Mobile EDDs, Diver MON files or LAS files. Also includes option to bulk load images.
Query Builder Query Builder Easily create, save and recall data queries and extract useful information about your project. Only minimal SQL syntax knowledge required!
Lab QA/QC Lab QA/QC Verify the accuracy of laboratory result through the analysis of blank, duplicate and spiked samples, dilution factors, detection limits and holding times.
List Editor List Editor Create lists of valid values for almost any field in your database (e.g. Chemical Name, Station Type, etc.) for consistent and reliable data entry.
Material specifications Editor Material Specifications Editor Create, edit, and manage material specifications and patterns for use in your project well profiles, cross section and 3D scenes.
Data Viewers Data Viewers
Analysis/Interpretation Feature Description
Well Profile Well Profile Displays detailed well/station information stored as depths or intervals and includes support for deviated (non vertical) wells by automatically calculating true vertical depth.
CrossSectionEditor Cross Section Editor Produce detailed cross section diagrams showing geologic, hydrogeologic and model layers as well as screen and water level data.
Map Editor Map Editor Create detailed maps of your site, and visualize stations, contours of water table or contaminant hot spots and define cross section lines.
Scene Viewer Scene Viewer Displays your project data in 3D quicker and easier than ever before and now also supports visualization of deviated (non vertical) wells.
Plot Module Plot Module plot module capable of generating a variety of plots to help you better understand your data
Link to AquiferTest Link to AquiferTest Analyze, interpret, and visualize your pumping and slug test data using AquiferTest.
COLLABORATION Feature Description
User Management User Management User Manager provides the tools to manage user access to your Hydro GeoAnalyst project databases.
EventPlanner Event Planner Event Planning module ensures that your field activities are always completed correctly and on time
Onlineshare Online Share share your HGA project with others who do not have the program by creating a configurable webpage to share with project team members and/or stakeholders.
Print-To-Office Reporting Print-To-Office Reporting Hydro GeoAnalyst provide the option to export your data to a variety of Microsoft Office document templates
Mobile EDD Mobile EDD The Mobile EDD option allows you to import data that was submitted by a Mobile EDD.
Quick Checker Quick Checker Quick Checker is a tool to help you organize your data from spreadsheets into a format ideal for importing into your database and then validate it before importing it into the database.

HGA+ Features

Feature Description
Sample List Sample List Provides an interface for managing samples and analytical results and compare them to Water Quality Standards and leverage the power of the Query Builder.
Sample List Sample Reports Build customized analytical data reports for any dynamic sample sets using statistics and comparisons to one or more active standards.
Map Viewer Map Viewer Map Viewer Module allows you to create maps based on a live connection to you data
Sample List Water Quality Standards Import, manage and update any number of Water Quality Standards for use wherever you are analyzing sample data.
Sample List Parameter Editor Define how parameters (e.g. name, molecular weight, CAS number, valency,…) are used across your projects. Ensuring consistency from collection through analysis and allowing you to dynamically switch measurement units (e.g. ug/L to meq/L).
Sample List Interactive Plot Module Create interactive plots based on dynamic data sets. Adding 9 geochemical specific plots to what is available in HGA’s standard plot module.
Sample List Functions Over 50 functions and converters that allow you to perform quick, on-the-fly analyses on your water quality data, including: dynamic unit conversion, ionic functions, corrosion and scaling indices, isotope calculations and more.
Sample List R-Console Allows you to run scripts in the R scripting language and leverage the thousands of available libraries that facilitate data analyses, visualization, categorization and much more.

Feature Difference between HGA and HGA+

Data Management HGA HGA+
Template Manager
Data Import
Query Builder
List Editor
Material Specification Editor
Data Viewers
Analysis / interpretation HGA HGA+
Well Profile
cross-section Editor
Map Editor
Scene Viewer
Plot Module
Link to AquiferTest
Collaboration HGA HGA+
User Management
Event Planner
Online Share
Print-To-Office Reporting
Mobile EDD
Quick Checker
Additional Features HGA HGA+
Sample List
Sample Reports
Water Quality Standards
Parameter Editor
Interactive Plot Module

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System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Processor 32-bit or 64-bit
Hard Disk 500 MB (Minimum)
RAM 8 GB or more recommended
Networking Hardware Network Card (required for soft key licensing)

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework v.4.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2005 Redistributable
  • Microsoft Access Runtime 2007 (If Access is not already installed)

Additional Requirements

Due to recent Windows 10 updates:

  • HGA must be installed using Administrative rights and Windows 7 Compatibility Mode. Once installed, HGA will run normally without the need for either.
  • The .NET 2.0/3.5 framework must be enabled in Windows 10 settings.

For the Mobile EDD features, we recommend the following:

  • Apple or Android device
  • Safari or Chrome mobile internet browser

The Hydro GeoAnalyst Quick Checker

The Quick Checker is now installed automatically with HGA. If however you wish to run it on a computer that does not have HGA installed, you can do so by using the stand alone installation.

Download HGA Quick Checker Stand Alone Installation

SQL Server Requirements

HGA databases can be stored on SQL Server 2012 or 2014. We support Full SQL Server Editions as well as Express or Local DB.

Please Note: An instance of SQL Server 2014 Local DB is automatically installed with HGA.