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GeoCloud Automation

GeoCloud automation includes logging, communications, processing, and data visualization. GeoCloud automates repetitive tasks, standardizes processing and presentation, and provides timely access to data. Datasheet

GeoCloud Server Functions

  • GeoCloud accepts measurements from a wide range of monitoring devices. Measurements are typically transferred from the project site to the GeoCloud servers by cellular-to-internet communications.
  • Specialized applications on the GeoCloud server process measurements for import into the project database.
  • The project database provides centralized storage for measurements, calibration factors, processing instructions, and alarm thresholds.
  • Processing instructions apply calibration factors, perform unit conversions, calculate changes, and correct for variations in temperature and barometric pressure.
  • Processed measurements are checked against alarm thresholds, and alarm notifications are sent out as emails or text messages.
  • Authorized users log in to the project website for access to plan views, plots, and reports, which are generated on demand with the most current data.
GeoCloud Diagram
Contour Plot

Contour plot shows location and magnitude of deformation

Annotated Profile Plot

Annotations such as excavation depths can be placed on profile plots

Environmental Wind Rose

Noise, vibration, and dust can be plotted against wind direction

GeoCloud Advantages

Continuous Availability: GeoCloud operates 24 hours a day, automating the repetitive tasks of importing and processing readings, checking for alarms, and generating plots and reports.

Wide Compatibility: Specialized preprocessing applications extend functionality and provide compatibility with nearly any type of monitoring device.

Web Access: Project websites provides access to data and alerts wherever there is an internet connection. It works with web browsers on PCs, tablets, and smartphones.


Consistent Calculations: GeoCloud processes data according to instructions stored in the project database. Changes to calculations or calibrations take effect immediately across all plan views, plots, and reports.

Consistent Presentations: Plan views, plots, and reports are preconfigured to ensure consistent scales, terminology, and sensor selection. Values are updated automatically.

Centralized Data Storage: GeoCloud servers stores all types of measurements in the project database, maintaining traceability, eliminating data silos, and simplifying access.

Data Visualization

GeoCloud offers interface and processing options that can scale to meet any project requirement. Quickview and AMP are fully cloud-based solutions that provide near-real time alarms, graphs and reports. gtcVisual runs locally and provides modules for real-time, specialized construction control.

Plan View Graphic

Plan Views

Plan views are site drawings or photographs that show the location, current reading, and alarm status of all the sensors at a site. Sensors are represented as icons or data boxes that change color to indicate their alarm status: green for normal and yellow or red for alarms. Readings update automatically while the plan view is displayed. Clicking on a reading calls up a trend plot, as shown above.

Trend Plot

Trend Plots

Trend plots show data values against time. Plots are preconfigured for quick access but always generated with the most recent measurements. Two Y scales allow different types of sensors to be shown on the same plot. Clicking the plot displays a table of the values used in the plot, as shown above. Plots can be saved, printed, attached to emails, or used in documents.

AMP Profile Plot

Profile Plots

Profile plots show displacement data from inclinometers, shape arrays, liquid levels, and beam sensors. Preprocessing scripts compare and accumulate values from arrays of data. Profiles can be presented vertically or horizontally, according to the orientation of the sensors on site.


PDF Reports

PDF Reports can be emailed to users on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. Reports can contain a cover page, plan views, plots, alarm tables, and tabular data. Data can also be downloaded for analysis in other programs.