ModelMuse: Importing Shapefiles into ModelMuse

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This video describes how to import Shapefiles into ModelMuse and use them to help set up a groundwater flow model.
 

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The letters "USGS" and the words "Science for a Changing World" appear in green and fade to black.
One common way in which geographic data is stored and manipulated is with Shapefiles.
ModelMuse can import a Shapefile and use the information to help set up model.
Let's show an example of that.
I select File|Import|Shapefile
I select the Shapefile, click "Open"...
Then I need to determine how the Shapefile will set the values that it is going to set. 
I will use it to set the values of enclosed cells. 
I'm going to make it have one Z formula...
and I will set that Z formula two "Model_Top."
First I will import one of the attributes of the Shapefile, ObjectID, and use it to create a new data set.
The other thing I'll do is to import a feature. In this case it will be recharge.
Now, to do that, I have to specify the starting time, which can be either a number or an attribute, 
the ending time, the parameter name if there is one, and the recharge rate.
I have to do that for each time period that I want to import.
Now I have all the times and the attribute names set up in the spreadsheet so I will just copy them from there.
There they all are, already selected. I'll copy to the clipboard and now paste here Ctrl-Z and there's the information.
So, now I click OK.
ModelMuse has imported the information. 
Let's look at what ObjectID looks like.
Here it is and we click "Apply." Close.
And there's the distribution of ObjectID. 
We can take a look one of these objects that was imported.
Here's one. I'll double click on it.
Here's the ObjectID, right there. It has a value of 8.
It's imported the recharge.
And here's some of the recharge rates for the model.
That's one way we can import data into ModelMuse
The letters "USGS" and the words "Science for a Changing World" appear in green.