User Guide

About Datgel Fence and Map Tool 

The Datgel Fence and Map Tool gINT Reports is a collection of gINT reports and library objects which provide an extensive range of data presentation options, along with dynamically generated scales bars and legends/keys. The Tool is based on two databases structures: DGD and AGS RTA.

There are 5 major components of the Tool:

  1. Fence reports, with numerous output time user defined data presentation options
  2. Dynamic fence post legend
  3. Map reports
  4. Dynamic map key
  5. Dynamic scale bars for both fence and map reports

New in Version 3

  • DCP column width and Max Value option
  • Defects
  • Definable stick width
  • Elevation line at geology unit changes
  • Fence report layouts with map at top, and renaming of reports
  • Geology Unit text
  • Geotechnical Chemical Plot
  • Hollow or solid histograms of RQD and TCR
  • Letter, A1, A3, A1E, A3E and 11x17" page sizes
  • Major Defects
  • Options for depth scale
  • Options for Material Graphic Scale
  • Options for Scale Position in Histograms and Bar Charts, i.e minimum on left, right, beside stick or away from stick
  • Options for SPT plots
  • Options for post header text
  • Piezometer static water level
  • Review of page dimensions
  • TCR text and histograms
  • User definable post text height
  • Wide range of Laboratory test result text


You are eligible for support and maintenance if the DSM subscription for you license is current. For technical support please email or call +61 2 8202 8600 or +65 6631 9780.

System Requirements


The product requires gINT version 8.20.800.00 (2/Jul/2010) or newer. The tool comprises of Fence and Site Map reports that require gINT Professional or gINT Professional Plus.

Hardware and Operating System

Same system requirements as gINT.


You need to complete the implementation procedure (see Installation and Licensing before you can use the Fence and Map Tool. Note, this may have already be done by Datgel or a colleague.

As there is not a software program, and an activation process is not needed.

About this Guide

This document is intended for use by both new users of Datgel Fence and Map Tool gINT Reports. It is assumed you are a geotechnical engineer, engineering geologist or CAD Operator with an understanding of drawing procedures and user level skills with MS windows and gINT.

Conventions and typography used in this guide







Used to indicate a series of menu commands, e.g. Select File > Open.


Used to indicate a gINT Application Group, Application, Table Group or Table , e.g. DATA DESIGN | Project Database.

Bold Text

Items you must select, command buttons, or items in a list, e.g. Navigate to UTILITIES | Convert Projects (4th tab).

Italics Emphasis

Use to emphasize the importance of a point such as parameters, e.g. Data Entry – Check Omit Must Save prompt when save is required.


Names of keys on the keyboard, for example, SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT.


Key combinations, for example CTRL+P, or ALT+F4.

Code Snippet

Indicates a code snippet within a paragraph.

Code sample

Indicates a sample program codes inserted in user guide e.g.

public override string ToString ()
File name or path

Used for formatting file name and paths e.g. abc lib.glb or V:\10 gINT\Datgel Install Files.


Database table name, e.g. POINT_TABLE.


Database field name; e.g. PointID.

Command line

Command line, presented exactly as it must be entered e.g. cdir.

Field Colours

Each of the fields in the project tables have been coloured to improve the data entry process as indicated the following table.

 Field Colour

Field Name and Explanation


gINT Key Field – mandatory data entry

Pastel Purple

AGS Data – data associated with the AGS Data Interchange Format

Pastel Green

Calculated Field – data is written to this field by Datgel's code

Brown - Green

Data Enter and Calculated field

Pastel Beige

Data Entry Field – data should be entered into this field, or data in this field influences the calculation

Pastel Red

Legacy Data Field – historic data entered here, is typically from an old database

Pastel Blue

Output Option – used to control how data displays on a report

Pastel Orange

Remark or Metadata Field – additional data associated with the primary information



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