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Site investigation systems on the web

Key Systems Geotechnical and KeyGIS has set up a new company, Keynetix.The new firm will develop, market and distribute webbased geographic information systems to the site investigation industry.

Keynetix has just launched the public access geographical information service Boreholes. com.The system is based on Key Systems'KeyGeoview database software launched last year (Ground Engineering, July 1999).

The system can archive borehole records in varying detail, from simple location and depth information up to detailed logs.

Originally the package was designed for companies to use internally but has now been extended to the internet.Firms can post borehole information on the site free of charge.Boreholes are located in the UK and if users select one, companies can charge them for more detailed information, or offer consultancy for example.

New users must register to get a password and can then work through a set of 'Miniguides'to help them become familiar with web page interface.

Keynetix says that users will be able to master the viewing program in about 15 minutes.Users interactively locate boreholes and display information by simply clicking on a borehole.

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