See this section for a general discussion of LOGDRAFT's data entry facility, including menu selections, keyboard shortcuts and data entry techniques.
All of the data taken from a single source are grouped together within a LOGDRAFT project. (Sources represent physical locations from the project -- some different types of sources are: borings, test pits, monitoring wells and trenches.)
- Sources aren't always associated with subsurface explorations: material stockpiles, for example, can be considered a source if you're using the add-on Grain Size Distribution test module to plot particle-size curves for samples taken from a series of stockpiles.
You don't necessarily enter the same types of data for every source: Compare this figure, which shows a typical monitoring well data entry screen, with this figure, which shows the prompts required to enter data for a survey point.
The prompts and data entry fields that are required for a given type of source are stored in a data entry form file. (As noted in this section, every source entered into a LOGDRAFT project must be associated with some data entry form.)
- When you add a source to your project, LOGDRAFT automatically selects a data entry form for the new source. If the program selects the wrong form you can override the program's selection.
- Within a project file, sources are grouped together according the type of data entry form they require, as you can see in the list of sources shown on the left side of the screen shot in this figure.
- Data entry forms can be modified -- if you would like to add or delete prompts refer to this page for instructions.