NAME Utility PIEs - Programs for Simplifying the Analysis of Geographic Information in U.S. Geological Survey Ground-Water Models for use within Argus Open Numerical Environments (Argus ONE) ABSTRACTThis report describes a number of programs developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to enhance existing USGS graphical user-interfaces for ground-water modeling programs. The programs are in the form of dynamic-link libraries that add interpolation methods, commands, and functions to Argus ONE TM through the use of Plug-In Extensions (PIEs). The interpolation methods, commands, and functions are not specific to any particular type of model but instead may find application under a variety of circumstances. The new interpolation methods provide results much more quickly than the existing interpolation methods in Argus ONE while still giving reasonable results. Some of them also incorporate anisotropy. This may be particularly valuable for cross sectional models. The commands are useful for copying, editing, converting, or importing information. They include commands for creating or modifying grids, editing the precise locations of nodes along contours, importing data as either contours or data points, setting the expressions for multiple parameters, and importing Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). The functions provide convenient methods for evaluating, converting, or storing information. Many of the functions are hidden because they could cause memory leaks if used improperly or provide specialized functions not likely to be of interest to most users. Nevertheless, these functions provide a convenient method of performing Geographic Information System (GIS) functions that would be difficult to do with Argus ONE alone.
HISTORY Version Date Description ------- -------- --------------------------------------------------------- 184.108.40.206 14/03/06 Fixed bug that could prevent values from being imported from Shapefiles. 220.127.116.11 13/11/29 Fixed bug that could cause Argus ONE to crash while being closed. Improved deletion of multiple points. Fixed import of ascii rasters if free format is used for the header. 18.104.22.168 12/08/11 The images on the buttons in the OK_Cancel PIE have been removed and the font was reduced in size. Added ability to delete multiple data points in PIEs|Edit|Edit Data. In PIEs|Import|Import ASCII Raster data, you can now import the entire raster. Fixed bug in Ok_UserFloat in which max and min values were not set properly. Added an optional boolean parameter to BL_PointInsideContour function. If it is set to true, the X and Y coordinates are changed from the global coordinate system to one parallel to the grid. If the optional parameter is not specified, no transformation occurs. 22.214.171.124 12/04/20 Added Triangle Interpolation procedure. 126.96.36.199 11/01/21 Fixed the "PIEs|Import|Sample Data..." command; the last data point in the file was being skipped. 188.8.131.52 10/11/01 Fixed the sampling data from comma-delimited files when nothing besides the comma was used as a delimiter. 184.108.40.206 09/09/17 Added error message to procedure for importing raster data when no data points are inside the grid. Fixed bug importing text fields from Shapefiles Fixed bug in deleting multiple layers. Fixed bug in reading shape files 220.127.116.11 08/12/09 The various QT_ interpolation methods now use temporary files for storing some data to help conserve memory. 18.104.22.168 08/04/02 When imporing Shapefiles, there is now an option to import the orientation of the shape at each point. 22.214.171.124 07/03/19 Fixed bug in import of ASCII Raster grid data. 126.96.36.199 07/01/11 Converted to using .chm files for help for compatibility with Windows Vistas. 188.8.131.52 06/09/25 Fixed bug importing Shapefiles containing text attributes. 184.108.40.206 06/08/23 Fixed bug in sampling data. Fixed bug in "declutter" option that kept it from working properly with the angle criterion. Fixed bug in calculation of area of intersection between a contour and a block in blocklist PIE. 220.127.116.11 06/05/16 Modified "Edit|Set Multiple Parameters" command to group
together parameters whose names differ only in a final
set of characters representing an integer.
Fixed bug in BlockList PIE.
18.104.22.168 05/12/06 Added "Apply" button to "Edit...|Set Multiple Parameters...". Improved pasting into tables. Fixed positions of some buttons. 22.214.171.124 05/07/28 Fixed bug in importing Shapefiles into existing layers. Fixed bug in BlockList that caused it to skip some files. 126.96.36.199 05/04/11 Fixed bug in importing Shapefiles. 188.8.131.52 05/03/07 Fixed bug in import of Shapefiles that could cause it to incorrectly prevent coordinate transformations. 184.108.40.206 05/02/09 Fixed bug in import of Shapefiles that could cause real numbers to be imported incorrectly into information layers. 220.127.116.11 05/01/26 Added two new commands: "File|Import <layer name>...| Import Shapefile (with additional options)..." and "PIEs|Import...|Import Shapefile...". Both commands allow the user to import Shapefiles into Argus ONE including Shapefiles generated by Arc9. For more details, see the help file. 18.104.22.168 04/11/22 Fixed bugs in EvalRealAtXY(), EvalIntegerAtXY(),
EvalBooleanAtXY(), and EvalStringAtXY() functions. Improved
efficiency when importing contours. Added new color
schemes when importing DEMs. Removed dependency on the
Raize component package.
22.214.171.124 04/07/30 Added progress bar when moving model. Modified BlockList
to make it more accurate when used with intersecting
contours. Fixed potential bug in EvalStringAtXY function.
126.96.36.199 04/07/30 Fixed pasting data in multiple lines in "Import|Import
Gridded Data" command.
188.8.131.52 04/07/01 Fixed bugs in the "EvalRealAtXY", "EvalIntegerAtXY",
"EvalBooleanAtXY", and "EvalStringAtXY" functions. The
functions now return 0, False, or an empty string if
they are evaluated during a copy operation instead of
causing an access violation. Fixed bug in "PIEs|Edit...|
Join Contours..." that would cause it to incorrectly
set parameter values when some parameter types were
strings and those parameter values included spaces. Fixed
bug in "PIEs|Import...|Import Points from Spreadsheet..."
that would cause it to fail if no grid layer was present.
184.108.40.206 04/06/14 Fixed bug in "Modified Shepard" interpolation method that
could cause Argus ONE to crash.
220.127.116.11 04/06/09 The command "PIEs|Show Layer Dependencies..." was enhanced
so that parameter names as well as layer names are shown
in the layer structure. Improved handling of resizing of
the form displayed in the "PIEs|Show Layer
Dependencies..." command. New Interpolation method
"Modified Shepard" added. New option added for pasting
multiple rows of data into tables added in the command
"PIEs|Import...|Import Points from Spreadsheet..." and
"PIEs|Import...|Import Contours from Spreadsheet...".
Extraneous list box in command "PIEs|Delete Multiple Layers"
18.104.22.168 04/04/29 Added new command "PIEs|Import...|Sample Data..." to allow
the user to import a sample of a large data file into Argus
ONE. See the help file for more details. Modified the
"PIEs|Import...|Import Points from Spreadsheet" to allow
the user to read the data in from a text file. Modfied the
"PIEs|Import...|Sample DEM" command to allow it to read
DEMs generated by ArcInfo that contain a special value that
indicats missing data and that do not strictly conform to
the standard in other ways.
22.214.171.124 04/04/21 Modified "PIEs|Import|Import Points from Spreadsheet" to
allow the user to specify the column and row number of a
grid instead of X and Y coordinates.
126.96.36.199 04/04/01 Fixed a bug in "Edit|Declutter Contours" command that
prevented it from working correctly if the export
delimiter was anything other than the tab character.
Fixed a bug in "Edit|Declutter Contours" command that
prevented it from working correctly when string parameters
had one or more spaces.
188.8.131.52 03/12/02 Modified the "Import|Sample DEM" command to allow it to
deal with some invalid data in the DEM more effectively.
Added new function "R_RandNormal" which returns a random
number from a normally distributed population.
184.108.40.206 03/09/08 SelectChar.exe was modified to allow the user to specify
Virtual Key codes. To do so, use Vk-(value) where value
represents the number of the virtual key code. For
example, to specify the up arrow, use Vk-38 and to use
the down arrow use Vk-40. Other virtual key codes can
be found in the Windows programmers documentation.
The ReadFileValue PIE was modified to Beep when the value
associated with a key is not properly formatted so that it
can be converted to a real number. Changed the Import Points
command to handle more parameters.
220.127.116.11 03/06/06 Added new command: "PIEs|Show Layer Dependencies...". Fixed bug in
setting multiple parameters at once.
18.104.22.168 03/01/27 Several commands that were incompatible with the Student version
of Argus ONE were disabled if the student version of Argus ONE is being
used. Some other commands were modified to make them compatible with
the Student version of Argus ONE.
22.214.171.124 03/01/09 Changed processing of Ctrl-V in tables from occuring when
the key combination is released to occuring when
the key combination is pressed.
126.96.36.199 02/12/23 Added new function named U_Rand that returns a random
value. Added capability to use Ctrl-V to paste text
188.8.131.52 02/10/17 In "PIEs|Import...|Import Gridded Data...", when an
existing data layer is selected, the existing parameters
on that layer are automatically placed into the table of
parameter names. Fixed bug in "PIEs|Delete Multiple
184.108.40.206 02/09/27 Fixed bug in "PIEs|Edit...|Edit Data..." comand that
would prevent zooming out from working properly in some
220.127.116.11 02/08/05 Revised the "PIEs|Convert...|Data to Contours..." command
to make it more efficient when used with large numbers of
18.104.22.168 02/07/26 Added new command "PIEs|Import...|Import Data...". Fixed
bug with "PIEs|Import...|Import Gridded Data..." command.
22.214.171.124 02/07/03 Added new option for "PIEs|Import|Import Gridded data".
Data can now be in a fixed width format. Added new
command "PIEs|Import|Paste Contours on Clipboard to
Multiple Layers". See help file for details. Added
examples to help file. Some fonts and buttons were
changed to improve legibility and consistency.
126.96.36.199 02/06/04 Changed captions on some labels and restricted the range
of layer choices for some commands to layers containing
contours. Added new command "PIEs|Import|Paste Contours
on Clipboard to Multiple Layers". See help file for
188.8.131.52 02/01/16 Fixed memory leak.
184.108.40.206 01/12/06 Added new command "PIEs|Edit|Move Mesh". See help file
for details. Fixed minor memory leak.
220.127.116.11 01/11/16 Initial release.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS MODFLOW-GUI is compiled for use with Argus ONE version 4.2, revision w or later, on personal computers running Microsoft Windows 9x, NT or 2000. DOCUMENTATION Winston, Richard B., 2001, Programs for Simplifying the Analysis of Geographic Information in U.S. Geological Survey Ground-Water Models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-392, 67 p. RELATED DOCUMENTATION Voss, C.I., Boldt, David, and Shapiro, A.M., 1997, A graphical-user interface for the U.S. Geological Survey's SUTRA code using Argus ONE (for simulation of variable-density saturated-unsaturated ground-water flow with solute or energy transport): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-421, 106 p. Shapiro, A.M., Margolin, J., Dolev, S., and Ben-Israel, Y., 1997, A Graphical-User Interface for the U.S. Geological Survey Modular Three-Dimensional Finite-Difference Ground-Water Flow Model (MODFLOW-96) Using Argus Numerical Environments: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-121, 50 p. Hornberger, G.Z., and Konikow, L.F., 1998, Addition of MOC3D solute- transport capability to the U.S. Geological Survey MODFLOW-96 graphical-user interface using Argus Open Numerical Environments: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-188, 30 p. Winston, R.B., 1999, Upgrade to MODFLOW-GUI: Addition of MODPATH, ZONEBDGT, and additional MODFLOW packages to the U.S. Geological Survey MODFLOW-96 Graphical-User Interface: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-184, 63 p. Winston, R.B., 2000, Graphical User Interface for MODFLOW, Version 4: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-315, 27 p. CONTACTS Operation and distribution: Richard B. Winston U.S. Geological Survey 431 National Center Reston, VA 20192 email@example.com If you would like to obtain the price of and (or) order paper copies of USGS reports, contact the USGS Branch of Information Services at: USGS Information Services Box 25286 Denver Federal Center Denver, CO 80225 To inquire about Open-File Reports or Water-Resources Investigations Reports: Tel: 303-202-4200; Fax 303-202-4695 To inquire about other USGS reports: Tel: 303-202-4700; Fax 303-202-4693 SEE ALSO MODFLOW GUI SUTRA GUI
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