Aquabase Update to Version

Aquabase Update to Version

The latest update with a number bug fixes and a few new functions is now available for download (Aquabase will check for an update on start-up) and will require a password to complete the update process. This password is included in an email to subscribers to the Aquabase Support and Development programme. If Aquabase cannot download the update automatically you can also get it from the Download section of this website. You have to be a registered user to access the individual downloads in this section.

Please read the notes during installation for the latest exciting additions and bug fixes! We (the developers and the users) are constantly working on improving and fixing Aquabase functionality. Please let me know if you find any bugs and/or would like to make suggestions for new functions.


  1. The “Quick Search” function now stores previously searched numbers/names in the workspace and therefore only numbers/names will be shown which were previously searched in the particular workspace (previously these were remembered between all workspaces). The search now also allows up to a 100 entries to be remembered. If a Quick Search is now done in a workspace that has no stored numbers/names for that workspace yet then the previously searched numbers for all workspaces will be shown.
  2. An export tool to create a Geosite List File for NGA exports has been added. The “Data Owner” has to be typed in and must exist on the NGA for the NGA export to work.
  3. The SYNOP/BUFR import tool can now also import hourly (sometimes 3 or 4 hourly) meteorology like temperature, pressure, humidity and wind speed/direction. For these measurements a time zone system has been implemented to convert the UTC/GMT SYNOP/BUFR times to the local time of the country selected in Aquabase.


  1. The Chemistry CSV/DBF import tool imported negative parameter values if a factor was set and the parameter was specified as -1 (not determined). This is fixed by not taking the factor into account when saving the -1 value into the database.
  2. Some “inverse” coordinate conversions raised an exception due to coordinates not converted from DMS to decimal degrees properly. This is fixed.
  3. The export to FC for pumping test analysis did not export properly and has been reworked to export 4 columns in CSV format to be copy/pasted into the FC Excel spreadsheet for step/multirate and constant rate pumping tests.
  4. The Chemistry entry form sometimes did not open with Spatialite Workspaces on Windows and threw an exception. This has been resolved.
  5. Several smaller bugs most users would not have noticed.

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