The WellLog Web Browser
The WellLog web browser provides online mapping services to locate or display your client's wells against topographic or satellite maps up to 1:500 scale. There is also an interface to the BC Groundwater Well Database (WELLs) and the BCeID well submission service (EWELLs). The online mapping component navigates the province via the BC Geographic System (BCGS) which divides the province into areas where the coverage of longitude is twice the latitude for map scales of 1:20000 and greater. The coordinates for the BCGS are geographic (Lat/Lon) or UTM (meters) based on the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). See BCGS Maps for a complete description.
The web browser tool bar is broken down into 6 button categories:
1) Navigation, i.e. Back, Forward, Refresh, Stop
2) Home, Search, Favorites
3) Open, Save, Snapshot, Print a Webpage
4) WellLog and MoE Mapping Services
5) Browser Settings
6) Help Menu
The 'Web Browser Title Bar' displays the caption of the current webpage. When navigating the BCGS Map Interface, the caption bar indicates the BCGS breakdown of the current map.
Go back to view the previous webpage.
Go forward to view the previous webpage.
Refresh the current webpage.
Stop the current webpage from loading.
Go to the default homepage. If no home page has been defined then the Internet Explorer home page is used.
Search the internet. The default search engine is Google.com
Open the 'Favorites Form' to save the current webpage URL or load a previously saved URL.
Load a favorite webpage
Add the current webpage to the favorites
Delete the favorite title
Quit and close the favorites form
Open a webpage previously saved to the harddrive.
Save the current webpage to the harddrive.
Save a snapshot of the current webpage to an image file. If the current well has been located then you have the option of saving the map image to a file. Image file types include JPG, GIF and BMP.
Print the current webpage.
If the current well has been located then all the nearby wells (if any) in the MoE WELLS database are displayed on a 1:2,500 scale topo map. If the current well location has not been defined then this option navigates to the BCGS Map Interface main webpage.
Upload the location of your client's wells to the BCGS Map Interface. Once the well data is uploaded, their locations are displayed over an area that covers all the wells. Clicking on a well icon displays the well's Owner, Address and GPS location. You also have the option of constraining all the wells within a common BCGS mapsheet region. This option is not available if some wells span the border of 2 BCGS regions, e.g. 092O, 093B. A complete description is here.
Copy Lat/Lon To Current Well
Clicking on a map at 1:5000 scale and larger copies the mouse's GPS location into the 'BCGS To Lat/Lon' text box. Then clicking the 'Copy Lat/Lon to Current Well' button, copies these coordinates into the current well location. This includes the GPS, UTM, NTS, Accuracy and BCGS Mapsheet ID data fields.
Submit To EWELLS
This opens the options menu for submiting well records to the 'Electronic Well Report Submission Application (EWELLs)'. The menu allows you to visit and logon to the BCeID website services and auto-fill the data fields for the current well record. This online service requires 5 Steps to submit a well record, which are described here. Make sure that the current well record is correct and complete before submitting it to EWELLS.
The browser settings include defining the name for the 'Favorites' file, the URL for the 'Homepage' and the URL for the desired 'Search' engine.
The 'Help Menu' provides access to the browser's online services and features.
The 'Address Textbox' displays the URL associated with the current webpage. An URL may entered or edited in the 'Address Textbox' to navigate to another page. There is also a drop-down menu for all previous webpages visited during your browser session. Press the 'Go' button or press the Enter key with the cursor in the Address Textbox to activate the URL.
The following services are available from the WellLog File menu options, 'Online Maps':
Show Current Well
This option launches the WellLog browser and if the current well record has been located with GPS coordinates, its location is displayed on a map at approximately 1:500 scale. Clicking on the well icon displays the client name, site address and BCGS Mapsheet ID of the well. You can re-locate the well by clicking anywhere on the map, then selecting the 'Copy Lat/Lon into Current Well' button on the navigation toolbar. This action copies the new well location onto the 'Data Entry Form' and converts the Geographic coordinates to UTM, NTS, BCGS Mapsheet ID and sets the Accuracy field.
Show All Local Wells
This option launches the WellLog browser and locates all the wells in your database on a map by uploading the local well data to the online BCGS Mapping Service. The well locations are written to an MS Access data file (.mdb), and the user is prompted to Apply the upload. Once uploaded, the well locations are displayed over an area that covers all the wells. Each well's Owner, Address and GPS can be displayed by clicking on each well icon. The user has the option of constraining all the wells within a common BCGS Mapsheet region. This option is not available if some wells span the border of 2 BCGS regions, e.g. 092O, 093B.
Show BC Wells
This option launches the WellLog browser and displays all wells within the BC Groundwater Wells Database (WELLS) for a given BCGS map region. BC wells are represented by icons which may be clicked on to display the Owner's Name, Address and BCGS Mapsheet location for each well, including Tag Numbers linked to full detailed well reports.
BCGS Map Interface
This option launches the WellLog browser and navigates to the BCGS Map Interface webpage. This is a starting point to search for BC Wells and Place Names or navigating to a map location via the interactive zoom feature. When a BCGS map has been zoomed to 1:5000 scale or larger, the BC Wells can be displayed within the defined BCGS region.
This option launches the WellLog browser and navigates to the BCGS Help documentation. This documentation describes the Geographic System breakdown for BC and various mapping features available through the BCGS Map Interface.
WellLog Home Page
This option launches the WellLog browser and navigates to the WellLog Home Page. The WellLog Home Page provides access to the BCGS Map Interface and general information regarding the WellLog program and WellLog Support.
Submit Well Records to EWELLS
The Electronic Well Report Submission Application (EWELLs) is a web based data entry tool, used by drilling companies, groundwater consultants and Ministry of Environment (MoE) staff, for the electronic submission of well construction, alteration, and closure reports. EWELLs allows users to submit well information through the internet, providing an efficient means to enter well records into WELLs, the province's groundwater database.
The WellLog program allows completed well records to be transferred to the BCeID service in 5 steps. Clicking on the 'BCeID' button on the web browser opens a menu allowing the user to logon and auto-submit well data for each step in the process.
You must logon to the BCeID service before you can submit well records. You can apply for a User Name and Password for this service by selecting the 'Logon' menu item, which will take you to the Logon Page. A link on the Logon Page will direct you to the Account Application Page. Once you have an account, the WellLog program will remember your User Name and Password for logging onto the service. Once you are logged on, your logon history is displayed and you must proceed to the Home Page to begin submitting well data as per Step 1.
Basic Information (e.g. type of work and owner information) is found on Step 1. The mandatory fields, denoted by a red * include: type of work, owner's last name, mailing address, and city. These fields are required to advance to Step 2. Clicking on the 'Autofill Step 1' menu item fills the Step 1 fields with data for the current well. After the fields are filled and reviewed, you must click on the 'Next' button to proceed to Step 2.
Well Location and Geographic Coordinates Information are found in Step 2. The property and well location information are required to locate the well on the ground so the well can be geo-referenced. The Well Location and Geographic Coordinates sections are mandatory, however, the well location can be given as UTM or Latitude/Longitude coordinates. Only one geographic coordinate format is required to advance to Step 3. Clicking on the 'Autofill Step 2' menu item fills the Step 2 fields with data for the current well. After the fields are filled and reviewed, you must click on the 'Next' button to proceed to Step 3.
Well Details and Lithologic or Closure Description Details sections are found in Step 3. Well Details contain mandatory fields, denoted by a red asterisk (*). These fields are required to advance to Step 4. Clicking on the 'Autofill Step 3' menu item fills the Step 3 fields with data for the current well and proceeds to Step 3a to auto-fill the lithology records. After the fields are filled and reviewed, you must click on the 'Next' button to proceed to Step 4.
Step 3a is for submitting the lithology records in batch. Pressing the 'Autofill Step 3a' menu item autofills the lithology records for the current well, then submits them and returns to the Step 3 page. Only 12 lithology records at a time can be submitted on Step 3a. If more than 12 lithology records exist for the current well record, you must click on the 'Autofill Step 3' menu item again and repeat the process until all lithology records are submitted.
Casing and Screen Assembly Details sections are found in Step 4. Casing, surface seal, backfill, liner, screen and filter pack details are located in this section. There are no mandatory fields. Clicking on the 'Autofill Step 4' menu item fills the Step 4 fields with data for the current well. After the fields are filled and reviewed, you must click on the 'Next' button to proceed to Step 5.
Well development, obvious water quality characteristics, final well completion data, well closure, and well driller information are found in Step 5. Date of Work (start and end dates) and Well Driller are mandatory fields, denoted by a red asterisk (*). These fields are required to advance to the Verify Step. Clicking on the 'Autofill Step 5' menu item fills the Step 5 fields with data for the current well. After the fields are filled and reviewed, you must click on the 'Next' button to proceed to the Verify Page.
This option closes the BCeID menu. It does not log off the well submission service. You must do this manually to discontinue the service.
This option clears the data fields for the current Step page. Any Lithology records that have been defined (Step 3a) must be cleared manually.
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