Watch how the temperature changes.
DyMap shows the changes of temperature (or other physical quantity),
across an area and over time, in a colour map movie form (Dynamic
What is DyMap?
The T-TEC DyMap program can combine measurements from a number of
carefully placed dataloggers, to create a movie of temperatures. Data
from iButton Thermochron temperature dataloggers, T-TEC data loggers or
other loggers where the files are compatible may be used.
Flash excerpt from a Dymap movie
How does it work?
T-TEC or Thermochron data loggers are placed in a network, in rows
and columns and layers, with their positions coded in the comments
field of the logger file, for example, as 'R1C2L1'. Once the T-TEC
data loggers are read by the T-TEC software, the files are stored on
the computer. DyMap can combine the measurements from all the
dataloggers and show them as a form of movie. The readings may be
from a store room, cool room, greenhouse, church, freezer,
refrigerator, anywhere the temperature control is important. The
movie is seen as though the viewer were overlooking the area for the
duration. In 3 dimensional views the user can choose to see rows,
columns or layers individually.
Can the movie be sent to others who do not have DyMap?
The DyMap program can create reports in a 'read only' format so the
results can be presented easily in a very professional CD
presentation. Such a report from the above example can be downloaded here
in a .zip format, along with the manual, help file and full
explanation of the 'Read Only' program.
DyMap 2D temperature movie software example
Above: A graph of 8 of the 24 loggers used to measure the room
Data from the top 8 data loggers (Rows R1 and R2) in the room, for the
whole duration of the test, graphed in T-TEC software.
Set up of the T-TEC data loggers
For example, 26 T-TEC dataloggers were used to measure a room. 24 of the
data loggers were placed in a 6x4 meter network on the floor (at 1 meter
intervals) of the room and the last two dataloggers measured outside
temperatures. S1 on the eastern side and S2 on the western side. The
data from each datalogger was downloaded to the computer.\
Above: Slides taken at 8PM and 3AM
A picture excerpt from a temperature movie made by DyMap software,
with the data from all 24 loggers,
first as 8 PM that night, and then later, at 3AM.
Test area description
The test area is an upstairs room with a staircase at the upper right
corner, leading to the lower floor. The left side (West) and most of the
south and north sides are glass. The room is unoccupied during the day.
In the evening, a heater is switched on downstairs and a small fan
heater in the room itself. Both heaters are switched off later.