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Technical Service Center, Geotechnical Services
Instrumentation and Inspections Group

Graphical Plots

The Data Acquisition and Management System can generate the following types of plots:

Below are examples and descriptions of each.

Time Plots

Time Plot

Time Plot Example

  1. Draws up to 24 different lines representing the instruments behavior vs.. Time.
  2. There are up to 3 separate scalable Y-axes and 1 X-axis (Time).
  3. Plot any type data from database.
  4. Many labeling and notation options.
  5. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  6. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

Measurement Point Plots

Measurement Point Plot

Measurement Point Plot Example

  1. Each line represents a separate date, for points along an offset.
  2. The X-axis is location along a line of points and the Y-axis is movement.
  3. Plot any movement data along a line from database.
  4. Many labeling and notation options.
  5. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  6. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

Inclinometer Plots

Inclinometer Profile Plot

Inclinometer Profile Plot Example

  1. Plot shows the movement of the entire profile of the inclinometer installation.
  2. Two separate A & B profiles show the deflection for the entire depth of the hole.
  3. Individual or multiple profiles (dates) can be selected.
  4. Movements can be shown as actual deflection or change from initial.
  5. Many labeling and notation options.
  6. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.  
  7. Reads data directly from our computer's database.
Inclinometer Slice Plot

Inclinometer Slice Plot Example

  1. Plot shows the history of movement at a user selected depth of the inclinometer installation.
  2. Movement is shown in the A & B directions.
  3. Movements can be shown as actual deflection or change from initial.
  4. Many labeling and notation options.
  5. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  6. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

Contour Plots

Contour Plot

Contour Plot Example

  1. Each line represents a contour of settlement of heave, with intervals labeled.  
  2. The plot encompasses a set of points using a coordinate X&Y-locations.  (i.e. Measurement Points).
  3. Any data can be contoured if the constant table contains location coordinates.
  4. Many labeling and notation options.
  5. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  6. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

Vector Plots

Vector Plot

Vector Plot Example

  1. Each arrow represents the direction and magnitude of movement.
  2. The plot encompasses a set of points using a coordinate X&Y-locations (i.e. Measurement Points).
  3. The program requires 2 fields showing the change in movement in the X&Y directions from original location coordinates.
  4. Many labeling and notation options.
  5. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  6. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

Scatter Plots

Scatter Plot

Scatter Plot Example

  1. Plot the relationship of 2 instruments in an X-(Independent) vs. Y-(Dependant) graph.
  2. Optional 'Least Squares' best fit line and correlation statistics.
  3. Option for overlapping multiple years on same scale.
  4. Plot up to 3 Y-(Dependant) variables on 1 graph.
  5. Many labeling and notation options.
  6. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  7. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

Water Quality Plots

Water Quality Plot

Water Quality Plot Example

  1. The shape of Stiff diagram gives a quick picture of the chemical composition of a water sample.
  2. This plot creates a diagram which shows samples taken at up to 4 different locations on 3 dates.
  3. It shows the 8 standard constituents (Ca, Mg, Na, K, Co3, HCo3, SO4, Cl) and Conductivity, pH, TDS, TSS.
  4. Many labeling and notation options.
  5. The program uses a plot configuration file, saving the setups for each graph.
  6. Reads data directly from our computer's database.

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Last Revision: June 13, 2011