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.

  1. In the Control Panel, select the Import menu.
  2. Click Bubble Map...
  3. 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.

  1. Save template / load template: Save / load the import configuration to a file for reuse.
  2. 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
  3. Collapse adjacent whitespace: treat multiple, contiguous spaces as a single column break
  4. 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.
  5. Fixed width:
    • Blue “+” icon: add columns
    • Width of column: enter the number of characters for each column
  1. Header lines: The number of lines to skip at the start of the file. These lines are ignored.
  2. 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.
  3. Survey: Select the survey for the bubble map to appear.
  4. 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.
  5. Original: View the start of the file in the original format, with row and column numbers.
  6. 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.