Oasis montaj 7.2.1

September 9, 2010

Update from Oasis montaj 7.2 to Oasis montaj 7.2.1. This update includes 7.2 SP1.

Release Notes

About This Release
New Improvements
Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

About this Release

Oasis montaj 7.2.1 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all 7.2 maintained customers. The upgrade includes software improvements, workflow efficiencies and corrects numerous reported issues. The 7.2.1 update also includes 7.2 Service Pack 1 which addressed an installation issue discovered in the 7.2 release.

New Improvements

Support for ArcGIS 10

With this version we have added support for ESRI ArcGIS version 10.  For clients who have ArcGIS 10 installed, you can open version 10 layer (LYR) files and version 10 map documents (MXD) files inside of Target.  You can also create version 10 MXD files inside of Target.

For clients without a licensed version of ArcGIS 10 Oasis montaj 7.2.1 will open version 9.x LYR and MXD files. The ArcGIS Engine v9.3.1 installed with Target does not support Arc v10 MXD or LYR files. An upgrade to ArcEngine v10 will be available in release 7.3.

General Improvements

  • Improved speed of zooming and panning on maps containing very large grids or raster images.– Large images or grids in maps cause the map to be very slow when zooming and panning.  Grid caching has been added, so the first time a map is opened, the progress bar displays "Copying grid data to pager" followed by "Caching grid".  After this, zooming & panning around on the map is instantaneous.
  • Improved support for Oblique Stereographic projections including support for the New Brunswick Stereographic (NAD83) projection.
  • Map packing now includes the XML files for the grids. When packing a map the xml files associated with an AGG layer (grid, picture) and a voxel will be packed inside the map. When the map is unpacked these XML files are restored. Also added message to notify when overwriting files on map unpacking.
  • Improved support for MapInfo fill patterns.
  • Improved rendering for large arrays.

Drillhole Improvements

  • Added the ability to directly export drill hole traces as a polyline shapefile.
  • Improved plan map collar and trace SHP exports, including attributes.
  • Added a Refresh and replot drillhole option for stacked sections.

Seeker Improvements

  • Image datasets may now be reprojected. Modified the Cart layout to combine the "Rasters" download parameters.
  • HXYZ files are also reprojected to the map's coordinate system.
  • JPEG2000 files can be downloaded in their native format, however if the image is smaller than 128x128 pixels it will be provided as a TIF.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes


Oasis montaj

Core Features
4557 Fixed - georefresh.exe Exception occurred- Requested registry access is not allowed
4718 Fixed - Voxel creation memory error in some datasets
4729 Fixed - Abort <CPG_ImpDHBField::OnSelChange> while trying to import some ODBC database tables
4883 Fixed - Abort sSmpLoopN_SYS when opening a DEM
4888 Added support for USGS .DEM files that have 0x0A separating each 1024 block. Previously produced an error: Error reading integer value, Parameter B2:
4900 Fixed - Error message: "The polygon(s) does not intersect the current data view. Change clipping flag to plot
4905 Fixed - The report created using the XYZSTAT.GX is not producing any statistics of the current X and Y channels.
4908 Fixed - Abort CDOC_Map_Model::bIsCurView3D. Adding a grid into a map.
4921 Map exports to Compressed ECW formats have Red and Blue colours swapped
4930 Fixed - Abort <sStartRendering_LAY> opening some large grids
4937 Fixed - Paste or Paste Georeferenced to paste a selected polygon from one group into another group results in an error about temp storage
4941 Fixed - DXF import: single group & separate groups not working correctly
4949 Fixed - ASCII grid import (readasciigrid.gx) fails to correctly import some ASCII grids which contain improperly placed carriage returns.
4953 Fixed - IGRF from a point is missing from the IGRF menu
4957 Fixed - Memory Leak - The MP Object was destroyed while not empty.
4960 Fixed - Abort trying to import SEG-Y file into 3D view <SetPlaneTransform_MATRIX>
5272 Fixed - Database compression setting in Default General Settings is not being obeyed when creating a new database.
5273 Fixed - Abort <NewSymbEx_DB>
6607 Fixed - Copying and pasting base groups between maps is changing the line attributes of the specific elements within the groups
6609 Fixed - When importing some XLS data, the channels in the import dialog are not displayed in the correct order
6915 Fixed - The database channel to array GX  creates the new array, but is added to fiducial of instead of the first fiducial in the GDB.
6924 Fixed - Orient a tiff in 3D, results in the incorrect location on a section map.
7089 Fixed - The XYZLINE.GX , is not honouring the Down Line Distance Tolerance
7622 Fixed - Abort <VOXSTORE::sGenerate> while trying to import a seg-y file
7643 Fixed - 3D grid orientation information is sometimes lost when grid projection parameters are modified/set using SETIMGPRJ.gx.
7644 Added - Warning message if using the NEWXY.GX  on XY channels that are strings
7650 Fixed - Unhandled Exception - georefresh.exe
7659 Added - Updated Technical Support email address for abort logs
7699 Fixed - ECW files imported into a map with a different projection result in an empty group
7736 Fixed - Coordinates coming in as text from an acQuire source in some cases
7743 Fixed - Abort <CGeoTool::OnEraseBkgnd>
7754 Fixed - Import of unsupported entities AutoCAD DXF file produces an empty map with no visible layers
7760 Fixed - Abort <sLineThick_MVIEW>  importing a DXF file into a 3D view
7763 v7.1.1 ABORT <sCompact_SDB>
7771 Fixed - Abort <sScanDateGS> during import of ASCII file, impasc.gx
7772 Fixed - Expression used in Math.gx not working in Math Builder
7773 Fixed - Abort <sCheckSymb_SDB>
7784 Fixed - Abort <sListImg_AGG>
7792 Fixed - Using a 1-point grid warp, number of cells in X and Y dimension increase
7793 Fixed - Multiple profiles will ignore rescalling options and obey the options set for the active profile panel
7799 Added - Improved rendering of large arrays in a GDB
7824 Fixed - Documentation on Trend statistics is not present (GRIDTRND)
7830 Fixed -GaussJVV failed error when attempt to run linear regression on  a line with constant X or Y coordinate
7831 Fixed - GFN MapInfo Symbols (mapinfo) are not correct, symbol numbers are shifted
7851 Fixed - Corrected documentation for using group masks in a Geosoft map
7853 Added- Improved the Kriging help file
7854 Fixed - Kriging Control file help link is broken
7855 Fixed - The lookup GX is matching values that are not the same - even when using exact match in some cases
9657 Fixed - Channel Math Expression tool not calculating expression results when more than 2 channels are added together
9867 Fixed - Large images/grids very slow when zooming or panning
N/A Fixed - 3D DXF files imported from Maxwell file
N/A Fixed - Crooked Sections where the reference grid group is created irrespective of selection setting.
N/A Fixed - ABORT <Memory Leak> The MP Object was destroyed while not empty. After saving project and closing OM.
N/A Fixed - Removed the econfig.gx (Internet trust settings) as they no longer apply to Seeker
N/A Added - Updated IGRF Model Year to include 2010 for IGRF a Point
N/A Fixed - The MagDownload.gx dialog should terminate upon clicking cancel
N/A Fixed - Text DXF layers cause problems for the Z-axis scale in some cases in 3D Viewer
N/A Fixed - Message to overwrite files on map unpacking made clearer
N/A Fixed - Clicking on the ? In a dialog with the Help system open can cause crash

Oasis montaj Extensions



Fixed - Importing shapefile into existing plan map yields error messages and import fails with 'Cannot find key...'
6907 Added - Changed the order of output assay values for the output composite GDB when using Significant intersections as the Interval selection. DHCOMPOSITEDB GX
6923 Added - Improved messages when "Maximum internal dilution length " is larger than the "Minimum Composite Length"
6931 Fixed - Error when trying to extract a section grid from a voxel using "Interactive - from map"
7723 Added - Ability to be able to refresh and replot for stacked sections
7819 Fixed - Displaying an .ECW in a defined angled section but the .ECW is not visible.
8622 Fixed - When creating Fence diagram the geology polygons don't align with the down hole geology.
N/A Added - Improved plan map collar and trace SHP exports, including attributes and removing "T" at end of hole
N/A Fixed - Launching Fence Tool causes a warning to be displayed after it is run for the first time when there is a conflict with the drillholes
Depth to Basement
7741 Fixed - Clustering both contact and dyke solutions causes problem with output clustered depth channel
6933 Fixed - Error message running the E3ANEULER.GX : <iGetChanProtect_DB: Invalid Symbol type>
6932 Fixed - Abort <sPCTransform_PGU> - when opening the Principle component Analysis from GeochemAnalysis menu
7767 Fixed - Abort <sTriPlotData_AALG> using Triplot tool
4961 Fixed - Black and white vertical bar for scrolling isn't on the right hand side of the screen but is offset a couple inches
7626 Fixed - Density to Velocity conversion. The method limits should be density limits and not velocity limits
7662 Fixed - The time-depth conversion in GMSYS-2D produces incorrect results when basement velocity not set correctly
7747 Fixed - Time to Depth: Blocks extending beyond X= +/-30,000 in Time model cause corruption in Depth model
7748 Fixed - Error messages from GM-SYS 2D when installed on a 64 bit system
7862 Fixed - Unhandled exception in GMSYS whilst moving vertices within time model
8595 Fixed - GM-SYS hangs when it can't locate the external data files (symbols, images) referenced in the model
N/A Fixed- GM-SYS models loaded from File menu list fail to find the backdrop images
N/A Fixed - When copying and pasting only color/pattern field in Block Spreadsheet it overwrites block name field.
N/A Fixed - GM-SYS Time-Depth warp is incorrectly calculated, causing model corruption
N/A Fixed - Inversion dialog should not have Help [?] and Close [x] buttons.
N/A Fixed - The Anomaly Spreadsheet: Copying and pasting values with "," denoting thousands causes comma to act as a delimiter
N/A Fixed - Ensure that Coordinate System information in XYZ output to GM-SYS from OM retained
N/A Fixed - Density to Velocity values that are out of range are clipped to range end point values.
7654 Fixed - Missing menu item in GMS&YS-3D Tools omn,  Upward Continuation
7717 Fixed - GMSYS-3D Magnetic Structural Inversion (gms3maginv.gx) - no improvement after 1st iteration in some cases
7752 Fixed - Incorrect result if the maximum elevation of a density-depth reference surface is greater than any part of the calculation surface when using a density/depth function in GMS32VOX.GX
7753 Fixed - Incorrect result if the maximum elevation of a density-depth reference surface is greater than any part of the calculation surface when using a density/depth function in GMS3CX.GX
7832 Fixed - Using a non-Geosoft grid file in GMSYS3D cause OM to lock
N/A Added - Improved help for draped forward calculations
N/A Fixed - Voxel not added to project by GMS32VOX and not displayed
N/A Fixed - Density section grid not added to project by GMS3CXGRID
N/A Fixed - GMS3CHECK fails because GTARGETSURF parameter isn't saved in model definition
N/A Fixed - The label on GMSYS-3D voxel export, "cell size for Z" needs to be more clear and consistent with other tools.
N/A Fixed - Updated Magnetic Inversion documentation to clarify usage and document changes
N/A Fixed - The gravity and magnetic Partial Calculations response dialogs have erratic tab order
7735 Fixed - Updated the Electrode position dialog to correct electrode positions
8607 Fixed - GNRL radial general filter documentation needs updating for wavelength units
7733 Fixed Strange results when using different clustering in PDEPTH in some datasets
7766 Fixed - Abort <sAddLineQC> - using the flight line separation
4928 Fixed - Unhandled Exception - "C:\Program Files\Geosoft\Oasis montaj\\bin\SEGYReaderApp.exe" when generating profile
7782 Fixed - Abort <GetChanVVDB : Invalid Line Symbol Lock> export from SEG-Y
N/A Fixed - SEG-Y Reader fails to build index grid when 3D survey is not a perfect rectangle
N/A Fixed - Exporting raster files from 2D SEG-Y, the file extension is always set to ".BMP", whether BMP, JPEG, or PNG format.
N/A Fixed - SEG-Y vertical units always default to nanoseconds, instead of microseconds as the standard specifies
N/A Fixed - Help in SEG-Y to Voxel Export dialog doesn't work
7665 Fixed - Error message running the Batch Fit Target GX in UX-Analyze. GetChanVA_DB : Invalid VA Handle
7764 Fixed - Abort <sErasedSymb_DB> running UXADisplay.GX.
N/A Added updated help file for uxacolor.gx
N/A Added - support of Mode D selection and having the label for the gate entries in Batch Fit Targets
N/A Added - reduced font in UX-Analyze - Add/Review Targets GX - to allow display more Fitted parameters
N/A Fixed - Incorrect GDB file references in uxaactlog.gx progress report.
N/A Added - "Yes to all" option, UxaPolyCreate.net GX, when overwriting multiple polygons
N/A Fixed - GX's that called Rangid were not clearing parameters after running
N/A Fixed - UxaLaunchAddReview.NET GX, improper closing of dialog
N/A Fixed - The target ID was not being sorted, and presented in the same order as in the target database, Add/Review Targets
N/A Fixed - No channels being created based on gateselection. Decay Calculation
7865 Added - Ability to plot path on a map from the ucetsp,gx
7866 Fixed - Not saving targetID and target_mask channels if existing with ucedisplaytargetwindows
7867 Fixed - Improved error message in UCERESPONSED.GX when dealing with data that backtracks or repeats
7868 Fixed - Calculate Signal strength, SNR, and Size gx always prompts to create the _wrk directory
7869 Added - Defaults saved from previous database when using ucelatency.gx
7871 Fixed - The UCEOFFSETMULT GX's sampling threshold is not adequately defined in help notes.
7872 Added - Ability to place the selected targets in new target line, UCEANOMPICK gx
7874 Fixed - The ucenacorr.gx is plotting symbols that are too large on the map to see detail
7876 Fixed - Missing reference information added in UX-Detect manual
7878 Fixed - The uceGphxConductivity.GX , GEM2 data does not create the conductivity and susceptibility channels.
7879 Added  - The ucedatasep.gx now replaces the zeros in the Flag_datsep with dummies.
8552 Fixed - After upgrading Office 2003 to 2007, the Depth/Response tool cannot be used. Excel error and cannot import.
N/A Fixed - UcemasktargetGroups error not finding the target group. Error: Missing Target_Group channel."
N/A If the mag site map has been created & closed, if the user opens the EM database to create another site map, the site map GX still reverts to the mag GDB.
N/A Added Improved help information in UCEResponsed - Dynamic response test
N/A Fixed - Removed UCETargetDig from the menu as it is obsolete.
N/A Fixed - UX-Process : UCEoffsetmult - sampling interval need 2 decimals only
N/A Fixed - The ucefillgaps created too many lines
N/A Added - Updated many illustrations, help and other files within tutorial
N/A Fixed - Error message: "Could not find AQAPS." The UX-Process menu does not call the proper file for the updated AQAPS software
N/A Fixed - ucedatasep.gx, the created Rectangle layer in the Data view is not clipped to the map extents
N/A Fixed - Ucenoisest.gx, Ucewindowstats.gx. Neither one of these GXs write to the QCreport.log or Process.log file.
N/A Fixed - 'Unable to locate" error messages from Ucetargetattr.gx when moving data directory locations

Common to all Geosoft Products

4952 Fixed - Windows 7 not being correctly logged in Abort log
7658 Fixed - Updated the support email address for the Help menus
Added - Updated the algorithm for Oblique Stereographic projections. Now properly support the New Brunswick Stereographic projection.
N/A Fixed - Proxy Authentication double prompt issue.
4886 Fixed - Resizing "Seeker" can hide Advanced, Preview Map, Metadata and Options Tabs
4922 Fixed - Opening cataloged voxels from Desktop in Seeker displays them as thin vertical lines in 3D maps.
5258 Fixed - You are not directed to download Dapple when clicking the Dapple button in Seeker if you do not have Dapple Standalone installed.
7668 Added - Improved the Estimated File Size calculation when retrieving a grids from Seeker
8375 Fixed - Insufficient Web datasets returned in Seeker when trying to find datasets contained entirely within defined AOI.
9490 Fixed - Seeker displays a maximum of 100 datasets in a folder
N/A Fixed - Large red X on browser Images that are cached in Seeker
N/A Fixed - XML file format tag incorrect
N/A Fixed - Seeker downloaded JP2 and JPEG 2000 images in native format come in as ECW instead.
N/A Fixed - The metadata from zoomed in LYR files not correct
N/A Fixed - Errors when retrieving data and overwriting existing grids in ArcGIS
N/A Fixed - No download options when ECW file has a 3D level plan orientation
N/A Added - Ability to reproject images via Seeker
N/A Added - Added ability within Seeker Cart for reprojection of rasters
N/A Added - Ability within Seeker for download options of oriented grids
N/A Fixed - Error icon on retrieval page doesn't immediately get removed
N/A Fixed - Prompts for overwriting datasets are inconsistent
Desktop Cataloger
5271 Fixed - Desktop Cataloger does not work when Geosoft products are licensed using a Pooled License
Oasis montaj Viewer
7779 Fixed - Abort <ArcLYR::sSetDatumTransInfo> opening LYR file
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