Groundhog Bytes 1 - Borehole Logs and AGS data
Groundhog Bytes 1 - Borehole Logs and AGS data

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Groundhog Bytes 1 - Borehole Logs and AGS data

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Groundhog is open source multifunctional geological software.  Among other things, it can be used to display and create boreholes as well as importing and exporting the data in AGS data format.

Groundhog Bytes courses cover a small part of the longer Groundhog course.

This training course comprises a mix of written tutorials and video demonstrations together with some exercises to work through at your own pace to gain skills in creating, viewing, importing and exporting boreholes using Groundhog. 

The course will start the Monday after you have ordered it - if you require a different start date please email

Purchase of the course provides one person access to the course materials over a 4 week period.  The course should easily be completed in a few hours but the longer access is provided so there is plenty of additional time to practice and refer back to the course materials when using Groundhog on real projects.

Public sector rates only apply to qualifying organisations (i.e. Local Authorities, Health Authorities, the Environment Agency, SEPA, etc.). 

Other Groundhog courses can be found here.

The course covers 
  • importing AGS data
  • creating borehole data using the onboard excel template
  • viewing borehole logs
  • exporting boreholes logs as pdf (single log and multiple logs)
  • exporting AGS data as csv (for use with other programs)

Boreholes can also be displayed on cross sections as described in the full Groundhog course and the Groundhog Bytes course on cross sections.  
There is a template builder for those with the appetite to explore further.  Details can be found in the user guide (page 92) but it is not covered within this course.  

Delegates will need Windows computers (large display screens and mouse recommended)

By the end of the course you should be able to:
  • import and export AGS data
  • create, view and export borehole logs
  • use multiple methods to view the borehole data 
  • export borehole data as csv for use with other programs
All delegates will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance – which should be retained and used to provide evidence of CPD activity when required by employers or professional bodies.

The course will be of relevance to anyone who needs to create or view borehole logs.  Borehole and AGS functionality in Groundhog is more appropriate for small to medium datasets. 

The course is particularly relevant to Consultants & SI Contractors but Regulators and anyone reviewing third party reports may also find it of benefit, as it includes details of how to import and then view AGS data, which is sometimes available to those undertaking report review.

This course is focused on using examples relevant to contaminated land management but is useful to any field where borehole logs are used, particularly the geotechnical industry.

Instructions to download and install Groundhog can be found here.