What's New

Target 7.2

Target 7.2 includes important advancements that improve access to data and information, make drillhole mapping and reporting tasks more efficient, and expand 3D subsurface visualisation and analysis capabilities. Enhanced software usability will help you be more productive when working on your exploration geology projects.

Productivity Improvements

Multiple View Shadow Cursors click to enlarge Shadow cursor support has been added to all data views within a map. Use the shadow cursor to link multiple data views or a section view and a plan view in the same map. Shadow cursors work across different Geosoft Project Files (GPF).
Map/Grid Relative Paths Improved handling of relative paths for rasters in maps makes opening maps more efficient. When opening a map where the grids have been moved from their original file locations, the path to the grids are now stored relatively so that they will be discovered automatically.
Multiple Channel Gridding click to enlarge Efficiently create grids for many channels from multi-element geochemical data, or multichannel array data such as EM. Multiple Channel Gridding is available for Minimum Curvature or Bi-Directional Line Gridding algorithms. The same parameters are applied to all selected channels.

Menu Updates

The Math, Math Expression, and Load All Channels GXs have been added to the Scripting submenu, making it easier to access these items. Load All Channels is used to display new channels created within a script. The Math and Math Expression functions are an alternative to the Channel Math tool and are recorded in detail when scripting, making it easier to edit in the script file.
Extended Map Group Name Limit click to enlarge We have improved map group names in the Map View/Group Manager. The character limit for group names has been extended to 1024 characters. This is useful when identifying groups in maps with longer descriptive names and distinguishing between groups with very similar names.
Array Channel Utilities click to enlarge New selection tools provide new ways to transfer channels to and from arrays. Use "Array to Database Channels" to quickly display selected elements from an array as channels, or use "Database Channels to Array" to create an array from a selection of channels in a database.
Metadata Improvements A new feature, Metadata Lineage, records how Geosoft document files are created. Database Lineage has been streamlined to only record database creation tasks. A scriptable option has also been added to better manage the creation of metadata updates when using scripts.

Advanced 3D Subsurface Visualisation

Voxel Colour Bar Button click to enlarge We have added an option to display a Colour Legend Bar for voxels to the layout of a 3D view.
GOCAD Voxet orientation support The GOCAD Voxet conversion to Geosoft Voxel has been expanded to fully support the orientation parameters of GOCAD Voxet files. This ensures that voxets are correctly oriented and located in the Geosoft 3D Viewer.
Sample a Voxel to GDB locations The new Sample a Voxel capability allows values in Geosoft voxels to be queried using Geosoft databases with X,Y,Z coordinates. Use this to compare original database values to interpolated voxel values or add a new channel containing voxel values to databases containing different data types.
Log and Log/Linear options for 3D Gridding click to enlarge New options to the 3D Gridding tool allow Log and Log/Linear interpolation when creating voxels. Using the logarithm of the original values can be a very effective way to reduce distortion in highly skewed data, such as geochemical assays.
Master Voxel The Master Voxel utility allows you to create a uniform voxel of any size, orientation, and coordinate system. A Master Voxel can define the dimensions of the resulting voxel when resampling and completing voxel math operations.
Master Grid The Master Grid utility lets you create a uniform grid of any size and coordinate system for Grid and Voxel Math operations. A Master Grid may also be used in GMSYS-3D for creating the Index Grid that defines the model.

Data Access and Data Support

Seeker click to enlarge Seeker combines capabilities from DAP Find Data and Dapple interfaces. It replaces our two 'Find Data' options with a 3-step workflow. Search criteria can be used to refine results, retrieve and use them in your local mapping environment. Seeker is available in all Geosoft applications and plug-ins.Watch the Geosoft Seeker Video.
ODBC Import with Filters click to enlarge A filtering capability for our ODBC tools has been added for surface data GDBs and Target drillhole projects. Access the drillhole databases or surface data that you need without SQL query knowledge. Also connect to other drillhole databases like DataShed and Century systems.
JPEG 2000 Support We have added support for JPEG 2000 (*.JP2 and *.J2K). Conversion to JPEG 2000 can be found under Map Export formats. Similar to GeoTIFF format, JPEG 2000 supports embedded coordinate system information. Transparency for sharing grid images that are not rectangular is also supported now.
ASEG-GDF2 The ASEG import has been updated to support ASEG-GDF2 format. The ASEG document creates a user readable text file containing information regarding data collection such as geographic coordinate system and location. This information is imported and can be viewed in the metadata under Abstract. Upon export the description information, if present, is saved into a text file.
Excel 2007 Added support for Excel 2007 (*.xlsx) files.

Geochemistry

New Duplicate Sample Identification Method click to enlarge Duplicate identification now contains the original sample number of the parent. This enables multiple duplicates that reference a single parent sample.
Log options for Box plots Box plot graphs have been improved with the addition of a new option for plotting a logarithmic scale.
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