Oasis Montaj 5.1.0July 15, 2001
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- New in Om5.1.0
- GX Developer advances in Om5.1.0
- Bugs Fixed in Om5.1.0
- Release notes for previous versions
IMPORTANT License Upgrade for version 5.1.0
Version 5.1.0 is your annual upgrade for Oasis Montaj. If you have a subscription agreement with Geosoft, or if you have a currently valid maintenance agreement, you will be able to upgrade your system to version 5.1.0. Your license will be upgraded automatically over the Internet when you install the upgrade to version 5.1.0. If you experience any difficulties, please contact technical support and have your license number (the GCxxxx number on your RED disk available and your Computer number from the User tab of the Software Manager).
If you do not have your system maintained, or you do not have a subscription agreement, you will only be able to upgrade to use the "free" capabilities in version 5.1.0. If you wish to continue to use licensed features of version 5.0.x, you should continue to use version 5.0.8 or earlier. Also, version 5.0.8 will only be supported for subscribed or maintained users.
Metadata and DAP (Data Access Protocol)
DAP technology was introduced in version 5.0.8. DAP allows you access DAP servers over the internet to browse and retrieve earth science information that may be of interest to your project. In 5.1.0, we have added the ability to browse and retrieve any metadata that may be associated with DAP datasets. DAP technology is advancing quickly on a number of fronts and you should expect to see more developments in this area in the future.
Geoid 99 Support
The projection engine has been upgraded to support geoid elevation models. Version 5.1.0 includes support for the Geoid 99 model sampled at a 4 minute interval for the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico). To use the Geoid 99, you need to install "Geoid 99 support" from the software manager and select one of the "[NAD27] NADCON:Geoid99" local datum transforms on the NAD27 datum for the United States. Elevation values on the NAD27 datum can then be converted to or from WGS 84 (or NAD83) elevations. We intend to add support for other publicly available Geoid models in the future.
The Software Manager has been upgraded with a variety of enhancements including the ability to access individual tabs directly from the File menu. "How to" help topics are now provided for each tab in the adjacent information window. Click on any link in the tab window to find out how to use it, or to determine what the different icons indicate.
Engine Help System
Many new topics have been added to the Licensed Processing Engine Help for this release. The existing topics have been updated and are now organized according to their type of information: 'About', 'How to', or 'More' topics.
COLORBARH is a new GX that enables you to draw horizontal colour bars. To access the COLORBARH GX, click the Grid|Display grid|Horizontal colour legend bar menu item.
ROLLINGSTATS is a new GX that calculates statistics on a rolling window through a database. To access the ROLLINGSTATS GX, click the Utility|Report|Rolling Statsitics menu item.
The IP system can now import the DOS IP system IPRED data sets.
The Robinson world projection is now supported.
We have added support for "DEG.MMmmmm" import data format.
Geosoft Plus Partner, Geophysical Software Solutions Pty. Ltd.
Geophysical Software Solutions (GSS), PotentQ software is now distributed, sold and supported by Geosoft, under the Geosoft Plus partner program.
GX Developer advances in Om5.1.0
New classes in 5.1.0
DAP DAP was introduced in 5.0.8 to demonstrate the use of the Internet to share potentially very large data sets in the context of your user's area of interest. In 5.1.0, we have extended DAP to allow you to retrieve metadata and we have added administration support functions.
META META is a consistent, hierarchical metadata class that allows us to model virtually any kind of data model into what we call a META. META is designed after XML to allow us to integrate well with XML interfaces in the future. META is also more flexible than XML because it allows us to store any kind of Geosoft object information within a META store. This release presents just the beginning for the META class and you can expect to see much more capability from META in future.
DOCU This is a class that allows you to create an instance of a document. A document is any file that can be recognized and activated in your users environment. Examples are Word DOC files, PDF files, various image files, even Geosoft MAP or GDB files. The main use for the DOCU class is to create a document that can be placed in a metadata object (META). This is a good example of the object storage capabilities of META.
HGD This is a Geosoft Hyper-Grid, which is designed to store extremely large grid images for the purpose of efficient windowing and retrieval from a DAP server. An HGD consists of a set of HGD files that represent successive decimations of a very large grid that are each block-compressed and stored in a way that optimizes access and retrieval for a DAP server. For example, we use a Hyper-Grid to store the GLOBE 1 km DEM on the Geosoft DAP server, which represents a 1 Gb grid image (43200 x 16800 points).
PIC PIC is a class for creating small pictures or thumbnail images of things. The PIC class is used in 5.1.0 to store thumbnail pictures of grids within a grid META for browsing metadata from a DAP server.
We have also added the ability to place your own DLL's is a directory other than the geosoft/bin directory. See the updated GX documentation for further information.
New Function Description
|DescribeDataSet_DAP||Get the meta-data about a data set|
|GetLog_DAP||Get the DAP information log|
|ClearLog_DAP||Clear the DAP log|
|Create_DOCU||Creates a document Object|
|Destroy_DOCU||Destroys the document Object|
|CreateS_DOCU||Create from a serialized source|
|iHaveMETA_DOCU||Do you have meta data?|
|GetMETA_DOCU||Get the document metadata|
|SetMETA_DOCU||Set the document metadata|
|Open_DOCU||Open a document in the document viewer|
|SetFile_DOCU||Set the document from a file source.|
|GetFile_DOCU||Get the document and place in a file.|
|DocName_DOCU||Get the document name|
|FileName_DOCU||Get the original document file name|
|IODBCFileConnect_GUI||Get the connection string for a file database as well as optional table name and FileUsage attribute|
|MetaDataTool_GUI||Allow the use to edit a META object|
|hCreateIMG_HGD||Make an HGD from an IMG|
|GridPLY_IMU||Get the grid edge in a PLY|
|Mozaic_IMU||Create a mozaic image of an image list.|
|ImportIPDATA2_IP||Imports data in the Geosoft IPDATA format - up to two arrays.|
|ImportIPRED_IP||Imports data from the Geosoft IPRED format.|
|PSStack2_IP||Same as PSStack_IP, but select section spacing option.|
|CreateIMG_ITR||Create an ITR for an image.|
|iColorValue_ITR||Transform single data value to color|
|Contract_LTB||Contract the contents of two same-key and same-fields tables.|
|ResolveUMN_META||Resolve a Unique Meta Name (UMN) and find the token|
|SetAttribString_META||Set a string value to an attribute|
|SetAttribInt_META||Set an integer value to an attribute|
|SetAttribReal_META||Set an integer value to an attribute|
|fHasValue_META||Does this meta/attribute have a value set?|
|IGetAttribString_META||Get a string value to an attribute|
|GetAttribInt_META||Get an integer value to an attribute|
|GetAttribReal_META||Get an integer value to an attribute|
|GetAttribOBJ_META||Get an object from an attribute|
|SetAttribOBJ_META||Set an object to an attribute|
|FontWeightLST_MVIEW||Fill a LST with the different font weights.|
|PolygonPLY_MVIEW||Draw a polygon from PLY.|
|ColorBarHor2_MVU||Create a horizontal color bar from two ITRs|
|ColorBarHorStyle_MVU||Create a horizontal color bar in view with style options|
|ColorBarHor2Style_MVU||Create a horizontal color bar from two ITRs with style options|
|SetName_PIC||Set the picture name|
|GetName_PIC||Get the picture name|
|Save_PIC||Saves a PIC to an external file|
|LoadAGG_PIC||Load a picture from an Aggregate|
|iElevation_PJ||Returns TRUE if this PJ supports elevation.|
|CreateS_PLY||Create PLY Object from a BF|
|Serial_PLY||Serialize PLY to a BF|
|SetDescription_PLY||Set the PLY description string|
|IGetDescription_PLY||Get the PLY description string|
|IndexOrder_VA||Reorder a VA based on an index VV.|
|RunningMean_VVU||Apply a running mean filter to a VV.|
|RollingStats_VVU||Calculate a statistic in a rolling window.|
Bugs Fixed in Om5.1.0
|13084||Sendmap.gx causes error when map exists in Geotemp directory|
|14322||Channel symbol failed error message. Added a new DB function (fErasedSymb_DB).|
|14453||Delete using Group Manager, the expanded group closes and top most group opens|
|14883||Blobs not transferred when using DBSUSET and DBMERGE gx’s.|
|15245||Corrected path problem with AGGR command in Mapplot|
|16234||TT fonts drawn too small would some times appear to overwrite the bounding area the text.|
|16682||Default “friendly” name for new source in Software manager had periods in it. Causes error.|
|16784||Problem with the auto scaling in the profile window, specifically when adding new profiles.|
|16872||Complex polygons (polygons with holes) not importing correctly from MapInfo|
|16878||Export of map to EPS file results in grey background|
|17062||Abort when plotting the mult-scatter plot from the scatter tool.|
|17116||Error when running in all errors mode in the dhsect.gx. Lock_EDB(21023) Lock_EDB:Database cannot be locked twice. Run stopped on line N/A of the gx: dhsect.gx|
|17117||Error running in all errors mode from the rpslevu.gx. Error:DOC_Cell::sEndgx(210003) Gx terminated and left 3 locks on database channels/lines.|
|17156||Profile legend in Profile plots are not the same as line styles|
|17157||Output map projection in the ERS file not the same after running Gridknit|
|17176||Software Manager not displaying CS Components correctly in current tab|
|17185||Licensing error from old IP add-on not being a valid licensed component|
|17286||Import of array data clipped|
|17347||Import of Corel DXF file resulted in extreme line thickness|
|17377||Incorrect map margins when running BASEMAP2.GX|
|17405||Static text in Magnetic Anomaly Tool GUI was not right justified|
|17432||Path problem with custom control file|
|17434||IMPORT.GX does not recognize double quotation marks|
|17458||Adding an Internet source pointing to a restricted URL had trouble locating an error message.|
|17474||The SELFLT.GX does not provide a drop down menu option|
|17496||Problem using sortall.gx on merged/appended databases|
|17497||Abort in lFindXYZ when defining a section on a plan map with the line link cursor turned on.|
|17520||Added error message for merging of two databases with same line numbers|
|17526||No grid menu items with a 3300 license|
|17557||Cannot run polygen.gx on some Mapinfo layers|
|17563||POLYGEN.GX causes montaj to shut down with no warning when run on aggregate group|
|17580||Map Export to MapInfo file type does not function properly when exporting files larger than 300 Mb.|
|17599||Abort when input latitude out of the range of -90 to 90 degree in newmapll.gx|
|17638||Abort when closing 3D tool|
|17648||Wholeplot new project rockcode opens in csv directory by default|
|17649||In Wholeplot ASCII import, changing the number of preview rows does nothing|
|17702||Abort when using GRIDVD.GX with and ERS grid|
|17740||Abort when importing a CSV file using an .i3 template when a label contained a comma inside quotes|
|17759||BRKLINE GX doesn't support alpha-numeric lines|
|17827||Specify number of decimals of posted assay values not clear. Documentation corrected.|
|17845||Default settings not working with Multprof.gx|
|17858||Get error: This computer is not licensed to use TIN triangulation, in uxmerge.gx|
|17860||There are no Easting (E) or Northing (N) annotations on values less than 0.5|
|17878||Added option in CHPOST to allow posting less than limit values|
|17913||MapInfo import of Lat-Long data into a database produces database channels X and Y with a default Lambert or Mercator projection, but the data itself remains in degrees.|
|17949||Abort trying to export to access database, DAO exception|
|17997||Active field when Editing a channel is now the OK box, not the name as previous version|
|18021||Added HP-RTL nesting option into Settings gx|
|18057||Stations and postings missing in IP section when applying limits to the data|
|18095||Problems with log/linear/default scaling in CHCORREL GX.|
|18128||GRIDREPJ.GX does not assign projection information to output grid|
|18135||Upgrade to 5.0.8 was "locking" Gravity system (4600) in Add and Currents tabs of Software Manager|
|18154||Get black background when printing an ER Mapper ALG file|
|18155||Path.gx not using the ‘light’ weight when plotting lines|
|18185||Cannot change n spacing in IP QC tool|
|18202||Unable to warp some data using WARPDATA.GX|
|18230||Problem with fonts at certain text sizes and with certain operating systems|
|18325||Channel string length truncated when exported using EXPASEG.GX|
|18328||Abort when using IP QC tool after dummying out values in QC channel|