( The Planes / Strike & Dip Map Program )
Use this RockWorks Geological Utilities tool to plot a strike and dip map based on X and Y coordinates, strike, dip, and color data from the data sheet.
X (Easting), Y (Northing): Select the datasheet columns that list the sample location coordinates.
Strike, Dip: Select the columns that list the strike bearing (in 0 - 360 degrees) and dip angle (0 to 90 degrees).
Color: If you have sample-specific colors listed in your datasheet, select that column here. This is not required, since you can set all symbols to the same color (see Override Colors, below).
Symbol Size: Click on this item to enter the size for the strike and dip symbols, declared in percent of map width. (Default = 2.0)
Label Size: Click on this to enter the size for the dip angle labels, declared in percent of map width. (Default = 2.0)
Line Thickness: Click to enter the thickness for the strike/dip symbols. 1 = thin lines, 3 = thick lines.
Override Colors: Insert a check here if you want all of the strike and dip symbols to be plotted in a single color. Expand this item to select the color. If left unchecked, the symbols will be plotted in the color declared for each sample in the main data sheet.
Access the Geological Utilities datasheet.
Enter/import your XY measurement locations and bearing/dip data into the datasheet. (More.)
Select the Planes/ Strike & Dip Map menu command.
Enter the requested menu option, described above.
Click OK to proceed.
The program will read each record (row) from the main data sheet, extracting the X and Y location coordinates for each site. It will plot a strike and dip symbol at each location, with the long axis of the symbol in the direction of the strike. The short axis of the symbol will be plotted clockwise 90 degrees to the strike, labeled with the dip angle. The completed map will be displayed in a RockPlot window.
View / save / manipulate / print / export the diagram in the RockPlot2D window.
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