Geosoft 2010 software improvements make it easier to find and explore data
Geosoft has announced the availability of its 2010 software release, which includes a number of important advances that improve access to data and information, make mapping and reporting tasks more efficient, and expand 3D subsurface capabilities. “We’ve enhanced software usability to support greater productivity,” says Louis Racic, Geosoft Product Director. “We’ve also incorporated new capabilities to streamline common tasks such as finding data, making maps and generating reports, and have expanded our capabilities for creating integrated interpretations in 3D.”New capabilities, in the 2010 release, support generalists and specialists working across all disciplines – geology, geophysics and geochemistry.Statistical and reporting capabilities have been improved within Geosoft’s exploration geology workflow, Target and Target for ArcGIS. New capabilities make it easy to highlight, report and assess significant intersections in drilling projectsEnhancements have been made to several geophysical extensions. These include the addition of section support for crooked sections within montaj Geophysics; a new Gridfill Multistep algorithm option within MAGMAP; and the availability of Draped surface calculations within the GMSYS 3D gravity modelling extensionSignificant enhancements have been added to the Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension. These include: new leveling capabilities, 3D topography draping, coloured histogram, multi-histogram and probability plots. The montaj geochemistry workflow now includes log options for Boxplots, a new duplicate sample ID scheme and multiple channel gridding to make grids of all your geochemical assay dataImproved dynamic linking capabilities include new shadow cursor support for all data views within a map. A map with a section view and surface view will now be linked with a shadow cursor. This linking applies to scatter plots and tri-plots, plan maps, section maps and 3D.“Effective 3D rendering of the subsurface has become essential for presentation and collaboration,” said Racic. “We continue to expand 3D gridding options, within our core platform, and we have added utilities to make working with voxels easier. A great deal of exploration work is still completed in 2D plans and sections, and we now support the ability to work with crooked geophysical sections to help bridge this gap, enabling more accurate representations of the data in 2D and 3D. ”With the 2010 release, Geosoft has also expanded data access capabilities to address the challenges inherent in organizing, finding and accessing the increasing volumes of data used for earth exploration projects. This includes providing tools to easily find data, and expanding data format support to promote efficient exploration and integration of diverse data types. Geosoft has introduced Seeker, a new tool designed to help explorers find and start using data quicker. Seeker provides a single interface for handling the entire data access workflow – from structured metadata querying to the viewing of results and from data extraction to the explorer’s desktop application.Data support has been added for ODBC, JPEG 2000 and GOCAD voxet data files. ODBC support now includes a new filtering capability, for accessing drill hole databases or surface data without the requirement for SQL query knowledge.