How To Export Diagrams From RockWorks16 Into Google Earth

Two new videos showing how to export diagrams from RockWorks16 into Google Earth have been uploaded to YouTube.  The short version is 2 minutes and skips all of the “how-it-works” information.  The long version is 12 minutes and provides a description of what goes on “behind the scenes”.

Please note that these videos do not cover the EarthApps portion of RockWorks which directly exports to Google Earth.  Instead, these videos show how to export existing 2-D diagrams (maps, profiles and sections) from RockPlot2D and 3-D diagrams (logs and block models) from RockPlot3D into Google Earth.

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Extended Version:


Master Directory of RockWare YouTube Videos

The YouTube playlists have proven to be somewhat cumbersome, so we have created a hyper-linked master index that makes it easier to find content.  Check it out …


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RockWorks “Triangle Map” Illustrates Water Quality in Eastern Virginia Aquifer

Thanks to David Buss at aquaFUSION, Inc. for allowing us to post this map created using RockWorks15 and ArcGIS.

The triangle map (created through the Map -> Multivariate Maps -> Spider Map menu in the RockWorks Utilities and imported into ArcMap as a DXF)  illustrates the relative percentages of Filtered Residue, Fluoride and Sodium in well water as triangles with variable shapes and sizes.  Each triangle “axis” is scaled independently based on the minimum and maximum measured value of that constituent normalized to values ranging from 0 to 100.

The triangle map shows a general increase in constituents in well water in the in the southern portion of the watershed, as illustrated by larger triangles in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties.  A more subtle trend can be seen when comparing triangles located along the groundwater divide (which generally follows the eastern border of Richmond County) to those closer to the rivers.  There appears to be a correlation between proximity to a river and the amount of TDS, Sodium and Fluoride in well water.