DAP Server 12.2

March 25, 2013

Release Notes

About This Release
System Requirements
New Capabilities
Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

About this Release

DAP 12.2 includes support for a number of new dataset types found in Geosoft software applications, including VOXI, 3D PDF (with extents), 3DV, geostrings, geosurfaces, drillhole projects, ArcGIS v10.1 LYR files, and GM-SYS 3D datasets. DAP security levels have been streamlined to three levels with simpler options and default security groups to better meet data access requirements for both users and DAP data managers. Simplified options make it easier to connect acQuire and DAP. The DAP Server REST API provides a simple, open Web interface to services hosted by DAP Server.

New Capabilities

Workflow Improvements

Seeker Update

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Seeker is now more responsive and faster, featuring a simplified interface for searching and downloading datasets. This new interface makes it easier to find and download data with your Geosoft application or plug-in.

New Feature


The DAP Server REST API provides a simple, open Web interface to services hosted by DAP Server. REST-based API replaces TASK and XML. Resources and operations exposed by the DAP server REST API can be integrated by clients into their Search and Discovery interfaces, such as browser-based mapping interfaces.

Data Management

acQuire Connectors for Hole and PointSample Data

Simplified options make it easier to connect acQuire and DAP. You can now publish acQuire PointSample or Hole data, including all survey and downhole geology and sample data, as a point or drillhole dataset in DAP. Use acQuire selection files to create and publish datasets for point and hole data stored in an acQuire database. acQuire Direct API users may still access the API in Oasis montaj, Target and Target for ArcGIS.

Added new dataset types

DAP 12.2 includes support for the following dataset types found in Geosoft software applications. These dataset formats include: VOXI, 3D PDF (with extents), 3DV, geostrings, geosurfaces, and GM-SYS 3D datasets.

DAP Administrator Georeference Documents

Automatically assign project extents through the DAP Administrator Report for documents without specified extents. Uses a grid or other spatial dataset in the same hierarchy. Documents will appear spatially to DAP users within a relevant project area instead of appearing valid for the entire world.

DAP Administrator Remove Duplicate Dataset(s)

Option to "Remove" added to DAP Administrator Duplicate Reports. Identify duplicate datasets by Name and/or Hierarchy and/or Extents, then delete automatically based on the dataset status.

DAP Security Levels update

DAP security levels have been streamlined to three levels with simpler options that match the needs of DAP Data Managers and user data access requirements.

  1. Extract: User has full access to search, review, and download a dataset.
  2. Discover: User can search for a dataset and review the metadata and geographical location of the dataset, but cannot preview the dataset image or extract it for local use.
  3. Restricted: User does not have access to the dataset.

Default Security Group for uploaded datasets

DAP Data Managers now have the option of applying a default security group to all new datasets, eliminating the need to explicitly set permissions for each uploaded dataset. Security options can be modified as needed for datasets with specific security requirements.

Drillhole Project Dataset Type

Added the Geosoft Drillhole Project as a supported data type in DAP. A Drillhole Project file from the Oasis montaj Drillhole extension, Target, or Target for ArcGIS is treated as a single dataset containing multiple Geosoft Databases (.gdb). The advantages is that only one dataset in the form of a Drillhole Project is needed to publish and download instead of many GDB files.

Support for ArcGIS Server 10.1

DAP Server provides support for ArcGIS v10.1 LYR files by converting the 10.1 LYR file to a 10.0 for use in desktop applications, including Oasis montaj 8.0.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

IS9013 Seeker tool now re-designed extensively to facilitate easier visual verification of the coordinates.
IS13233 Data results tree build/population process now optimized to be faster.
IS15604 Tree View in Seeker now allows for review of datasets when "Entirely Within" is selected.
IS39786 Added the ability to edit the default file associations that come with the initial install of DAP Administrator.
IS69027 DAP Admin Security Permissions settings now allows for pre-configured security group to be set as the default security on all published datasets.
IS79395 Documentation for DAP Database Schema now added to the DAP Administration information products.
IS88657 Duplicates in DAP Catalog repositories can now be deleted.
Maintenance Fixes
IS9750 Select Zoom to Preview Image in the Seeker Results page works as expected in both List and Thumb Views under Windows 7.
IS13961 The Destination folder selection, if set to a different location than the current folder path, is preserved even if new datasets are being added to the Seeker Download list.
IS13989 Individual Datasets settings now preserved when navigating between Results and Download pages in Seeker.
IS15603 Seeker now features a more intuitive process for selecting servers for SMQ.
IS70760 Delete button in DAP Administrator no longer produces Status 500 error.
IS70924 Preview button is now disabled when a group of datasets are selected.
IS73346 Workaround for DAP Admin website inaccessibility due to httpd.exe issue now added to DAP Admin documentation.
IS79487 DAP Admin Portal layout and User Interface redesigned to facilitate realignment/resizing and be more consistent across browsers.
IS80507 Addressed issue with linked documents tag in stylesheet that considered all text as hyperlinks; only actual hyperlinks are now treated as such.
IS80942 acQuire selection file extension (.dapacquire_collar_selection) no longer included in the dataset name.
IS84584 SMQ in Flamingo no longer puts GISLibrary boolean value in quotes, allowing query to run properly.
IS88650 Complete VOXI model now gets added to the catalog during the DAP verification process.
IS88651 For datasets that have incorrect extents with MinX > MaxX, repeated verification no longer occurs and no "Submited" entries are left or created in the database.
IS88653 DAP Admin Portal Service now retrieves the DAP Server license information on startup.
IS90840 webMDE now displays picklist items from a filtered, ordered view.
IS94869 Set Coordinates option under Image Preview no longer disabled when converting a JPG or GeoTIFF to a document.
IS100257 Can now use "Pages" as well as "Arrows" to navigate all the screens during metadata creation.
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