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GeoCloud Automation

GeoCloud automated monitoring features wireless data acquisition, web-based data management, and website access to data. Datasheet


Laser Tilt Sensors on bridge piers
AMTS-TrackMonitoring 350
GeoCloud Website
GeoCloud Graphic

Wireless Data Acquisition

Wireless systems and loggers automate on-site measurements and transmit them to GeoCloud servers on the internet.

Better Data: Wireless data acquisition runs continously, provides frequent measurements in near-real time, and assists early identification of unwanted trends.

Reduced Costs: Wireless data acquisition eliminates the costs of installing and protecting long runs of cable.

Enhanced Safety: Wireless data acquisition eliminates most site visits and reduces the number of non-essential personnel on site.

Wireless Systems & Loggers

GeoCloud Data Management

GeoCloud servers process incoming data, check for alarms, update project databases, and generate graphical views, plots, and reports.

Data Integration: GeoCloud servers can accept and store data from most sensors and systems, eliminating data silos.

Consistent Calculations: GeoCloud servers apply processing instructions as specified in the project database, providing consistency and traceability.

Consistent Presentations: GeoCloud servers generate views, plots, and reports that are preconfigured to ensure consistent sensor selections, scales, and labels.

Human Monitored: GEO-Instruments project managers and technicians monitor project dashboards, checking that loggers and nodes are operational and that processed measurements are within alarm thresholds.

GeoCloud Websites

GeoCloud project websites provide access to site status, graphs, alarms, and measurements.

Continously Updated: GeoCloud websites are continuously updated as new data arrives. Users always see the most recent data.

Secure Access: GeoCloud websites are hosted on secure GeoCloud servers and backed up daily. Authorized users have password-protected logins and controlled access to advanced features.

Graphs, Reports, and Alerts: Project websites support site-wide views, trend plots, profile plots, contour plots and more. PDF reports are generated automatically on regular schedules. Alerts are posted on project websites and sent by email or SMS to registered users.

GeoCloud Websites

Wireless Data Acquisition

Wireless Monitoring Systems

Wireless monitoring systems perform complex measurement & control functions to operate automated total stations, vibration monitors, dust monitors, construction cameras, and extended arrays of instruments. These data acquisition systems are powered by battery and solar panel and transmit measurements via cellular modems to a GeoCloud server on the internet.

Wireless Logger Networks

Wireless logger networks consist of nodes and a gateway. Nodes are small, battery-powered loggers that can be placed anywhere on the project site. Nodes transmit sensor readings to a gateway. The gateway collects readings from all of the nodes and forwards them to the GeoCloud server on the internet.  Wireless Logger Networks

Wireless Logger - in street installation for Piezometer

Wireless node installed in center of roadway transmits piezometer readings.

VW Node for Weldable Strain Gauge

Wireless node reads strain gauges installed on a structural member.

Wireless Tiltmeter and AMTS Prism

Wireless tiltmeter node complements AMTS prism measurements.

Laser displacement sensor on bridge pier

Wireless nodes are ideal for locations that are difficult to access.

GeoCloud Websites - Data Visualization

GeoCloud servers receive all the measurements sent from the project site, process them, check for alarm conditions, store the measurements in a project database and then post the results on dedicated GeoCloud project websites.


Planviews show sensors and their current readings superimposed on a graphical base layer, such as a CAD drawing, photograph, or satellite image.


Alarm status is displayed on planviews. Alarm notifications are sent by text message or emails.


Graph types include trend plots, vertical and horizontal profile plots, contour plots, dedicated vibration monitor plots, and more.

Project graphs are preconfigured to customer requirements to maintain consistent sensor selection and scales. Users can also generate custom graphs for adhoc investigations. Sensors and alarm limits can be toggled on and off for both project and custom graphs.