Importing Bubble Map
Create bubble maps to visually represent variables for reporting.
Bubble maps are a visual method of displaying multiple point data attributes together in a map view. Bubble maps use varying circle sizes (bubbles) to represent the variations in one attribute with the center of the bubble as the location of the data value. A bubble colour fill can be used to represent a second attribute, and a third attribute can be introduced as a bubble label.
Bubble maps can be used to display many data types but are often used to display well information such as zone attributes or production volumes.
- In the Control Panel, select the Import menu.
- Click Bubble Map...
- In the Import Bubble Map window, select the ASCII (*.txt, *.asc, *.csv, *.dat) file and click Open.
When importing an ASCII file, the user must configure the import parameters separately.
- Save template / load template: Save / load the import configuration to a file for reuse.
Separated by delimiter:
- Use this for data values separated by a special “delimiter” character
- The delimiter is a character used to separate columns: usually a comma, tab or space character
- Select a delimiter from the list
- Collapse adjacent whitespace: treat multiple, contiguous spaces as a single column break
Override number of columns: override the automatically detected number of columns
- Each line is divided into this many columns.
- Additional text after the last column is excluded.
- Blue “+” icon: add columns
- Width of column: enter the number of characters for each column
- Header lines: The number of lines to skip at the start of the file. These lines are ignored.
- Missing value represented by: Store data matching any of these values as a NaN (empty) value. To match multiple values, include each one separated by a space.
- Survey: Select the survey for the bubble map to appear.
Parsed: The start of the file is read and divided into fields according to the settings.
- The headers for the columns vary according to the type of data.
- Select the appropriate heading to match the column of data.
- Original: View the start of the file in the original format, with row and column numbers.
- If there are no errors or warnings, click OK.
Note: Click on the exclamation mark to find out more detail on the issue and how to resolve it.