Updated DIGGS Website Launched

Welcome to the updated Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS) website.  We are looking for your involvement in the DIGGS community as we refine and implement DIGGS 2.0. 

In October 2013, the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was awarded a two year contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to implement DIGGS within the geotechnical engineering community.  The G-I plans to manage DIGGS long term beyond the contract with ODOT. 

The DIGGS project involves development of a GML (XML-based) geospatial standard schema for the transfer of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data within an organization or between multiple organizations.  DIGGS can work with existing software, hardware, databases and data storage facilities to easily transfer and share your data. 

Once implemented by your organization, the DIGGS data transfer standard will help meet your needs for information and data asset management.  It is anticipated that DIGGS will save state and federal agencies, and other public and private organizations millions of dollars.  Savings will be realized through a combination of avoided drilling and laboratory testing costs, and efficiencies afforded by the availability of geotechnical data for multiple projects in a standard format. 

Latest Blog Posts

The DIGGS Advisory Board is busy finalizing several items in preparation of DIGGS pilot testing planned for the September 2014 - February 2015 time frame.

The Transportation Pooled Fund Project TPF-5(111) project took DIGGS to version 2.0a on June 30, 2012.  This entry gives an status update at the end of the pool fund study.