Location Editor

Location Editor - Overview

Tool Location: 1:

Locations > Location Explorer  > User Action (Search and Click on a location, then press the Location Editor button)

Tool Location: 2:

This form will appear automatically after entering a new location if the user chooses.

The editing form is used to add and edit location properties as well as add or change the relationships between locations and intervals.

Location Editor - General Usage

The Location Editor form is shown below.

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A ‘tree view’ of the selected location is shown in the top left corner.  The tabs to the right will change depending on whether a location or interval is selected and what type of location or interval is selected. It may also change depending on what user is logged in.

The buttons under the tree view are used to change the information associated with the location. These buttons are shown below.

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The properties and relationships can only be changed when the form is in edit mode.

The tree view can be updated any time by pressing the refresh button. The assoc. docs button shows if any documents have been linked to this location.

Location Editor - Features

Main Form

Location Relationship Window

This window shows the relationship between the selected location and any intervals. If locations have been group together under a ‘master location’, all locations part of that group will appear.

Browse Button

Data cannot be edited while in browse mode. Using the form in browse mode prevents any inadvertent changes from being made.

Edit Button

Edit will change the fields on the right side of the form from gray to white, meaning they can now be edited.

Add Location Button

Allows a new location to be added under the current master location.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Del Location Button

Deletes the location selected in the Location Relationships window.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Add Interval Button

Allows a new interval to be added to the location selected in the Location Relationships window.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Del Interval Button

Deletes the selected interval from the location.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Add Borehole Info Button

If the location is a borehole, this button will create a tab where the user can enter borehole information.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Del Borehole Info Button

Deletes the borehole information from the location.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Add Geology Button

If geologic information exists at the selected location, this button will create a tab where the user can enter geologic information.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

Del Geology Button

Deletes the geology information from the selected location.  You must be in edit mode to use this Button.

 

Location Tab

Provides the type and details of the location.  An example is shown below.

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Position Tab

Provides information about the position of the location including coordinates and address.  Also has the ability to show the location on a map.  An example screen is shown below.

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Borehole Tab (Some Locations Only)

If the location is a borehole, this tab provides information about the borehole.  An example screen is shown below.

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If previous borehole information doesn’t exist for the location, the borehole tab will not be visible.  The screen provides general information concerning dates, drillers, elevation, etc. The Construction box contains details pertaining to the casing, seal and sand packs installed in the borehole. 

Elevations associated with the Borehole tab will be calculated by subtracting the depths from the ground elevation located on this tab.

Note – in browse mode you will only see elevations, which in edit mode you will see original units of measure.

Geology Tab (Some Locations Only)

If the location contains geologic information, this tab will list the recorded geological descriptions of the soils / bedrock encountered. An example screen is shown below.

The geology can be recorded for every borehole at the location. However, when geology is entered it is linked to the active borehole location (the selected location in the Location Relationship window).  To activate a record for entry (or to add more geologic units), press the Add button.  To delete a unit, select the grey box to the left of the record and press the Delete button.  To delete all of the geology from the location, press the Del Geology button.

Geology is displayed with a top and bottom depth, a site-specific unit classification and a detailed description of the unit.

 

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Note – in browse mode you will only see elevations, which in edit mode you will see original units of measure.

Location Activities Tab

The Location Activities tab, shown below, allows the user to track any activities or observations at the selected location, if desired. An example might include a change in the contact information, a refinement of the position information, or a complaint. 

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Press the Add button to activate a new record for entry, or select the grey box to the left of the record and press the Delete button to remove an entry.

Hydraulic Properties Tab (Some Locations and Databases Only)

The Hydraulic Properties tab is available to store information regarding well testing, water use and details of water found. This form has been developed for specific users of SiteFX (Ministry of the Environment) and therefore will not be available to all users.

Interval Details Tab

Provides information about individual monitoring intervals.  The interval must be selected to display this screen.  A sample screen is shown below.

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Checklist Tab

The Checklist Tab allows the user to enter location or interval specific information such as an inspection report or survey result. The location or interval can have multiple checklist reports, each identified by a unique date and time. The Checklist Tab is displayed below. More information on using the Checklist is found in the Checklist section of the manual.

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Properties Tab (Some Locations and Databases Only)

Displays information relating to properties of samples taken from the interval, such as hydraulic conductivity values or results of pump tests.  The interval must be selected to display this screen.  A sample screen is shown below.

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Location Editor - Notes/Tips

·         When working with the location editor, a button with a star beside a drop down list means that the list can be edited if desired by pressing the star button.

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·         For locations or intervals that contains measurements related to depths (e.g., ‘below ground surface’), SiteFX will automatically calculate the elevations for these records in the database when in browse mode.

Location Editor – Browsing

1.        Using the Location Explorer form, press the Show All button.  This returns all locations in the database.  Alternatively, search a specific location by typing in some criteria, then press the Search button. 

Note: Detailed information on using the search form can be found in Location Explorer section.

2.        The Location List is now populated with a list of locations which meet the criteria entered.  Double click on one of the locations from the list or press the Location Editor button on the far right.

3.        The Location Editor pops up.  From here you can browse the information related to this location.

Note: Locations may have multiple boreholes with multiple intervals.  The Location Editor has a window showing the relationship between boreholes and intervals at that location (located in the top left corner) to select between the various boreholes and intervals that may be installed at a location.

Location Editor – Editing

1.        Using the Search Locations form, press the Show All button.  This returns all locations in the database into the Location List.  Alternatively, search a specific location by typing in some criteria, then press the Search button.

Note: Detailed information on using the search form can be found in the previous section.

2.        The Location List is now populated with a list of locations which meet the criteria entered.  Select one of the locations from the list.

3.        The Location Editor pops up.  From here you can browse the information related to this location.

4.        Click the button labeled Edit. Fields on the form will switch to a white background, and be enabled to receive edits. SiteFX will also automatically take you to the Location tab. Note that the Edit button will remain depressed.

Note: When editing values, be sure to supply all units of measurement. There are no default unit settings.

5.        Move through the various tabs and make changes as required. When finished, press the Browse button to change the mode back to ‘browse’, or press the close button.

Location Editor – Deleting 

1.        To delete a location, borehole or interval you must first find the location where you want to make the deletion and then enter Edit mode by pressing the Edit button (see the section Editing Locations/ Boreholes/ Intervals for more details on how to use edit mode).

2.        Find the location, borehole or interval you wish to delete by selecting the appropriate location or interval in the window in the Location Editor. 

3.        In the Location Editor there is a Delete button for each of Locations, Intervals, Borehole Info, and Geology that will delete the named component. Press the Delete button according to what component you have selected. In each case there will be a message box stating the consequences of the deletion and you will be asked to confirm deletion. Press Yes to delete.

Caution! Deleting an interval may delete all associated chemistry and water levels records. Deleting a borehole will delete all associated construction details. Deleting a location will delete all associated boreholes, monitoring intervals, chemistry and water level data.