GMS:Scatter Data Workflow

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Scatter data can be used in GMS with the following steps:

1. Import scatter data.
  1. Use File | Open... to open files with scatter data.
    • Alternatively, drag and drop the file into the Graphics Window in GMS.
  2. Use the File Import Wizard to specify how to import the data.
2. Generate scatter data.
Scatter data can also be generated from data in other modules in GMS. Some options are:
  1. 3D grid to 2D scatter points
  2. 2D Mesh to 2D scatter points
  3. 3D grid to 3D scatter points
  4. 3D mesh to 3D scatter points
  5. Borehole data to scatter data
  6. GIS to 2D scatter
  7. Map to 2D scatter points
  8. Map to 3D scatter points
3. Edit and modify scatter sets.
After a scatter set has been imported into GMS, it may require editing to be usable.
  1. Merge another scatter set into a selected scatter set.
  2. Create scatter points.
  3. Select and edit points.
5. Export scatter data.
Scatter data can be exported as a data file for use in other software.
  1. Right-click on the scatter set data object in the Project Explorer and select the Export... command.
6. Interpolate scatter sets.
For the topgraphic data in the scatter set to be included in the model run, the scatter set normally needs to be interpolated to the module being used. Multiple interpolation options are available, including:
  1. Clough-Tocher
  2. Gaussian Field Generator
  3. Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW)
  4. Kriging
  5. Linear
  6. Natural Neighbor (NN)