Target for ArcGIS 3.0

February 11, 2008

Release Notes

About This Release
New Capabilities

About this Release

Target for ArcGIS 3.0 is available on CD only to Geosoft customers with maintained licenses.

New Capabilities

3D Improvements

The 3D Tool has been redesigned click to enlarge to simplify work with your 3D data. Options are reorganized onto fewer tabs and the data sliders have been enhanced. A new Isosurface tab allows you to control isosurface transparency, colour, and clipping. The tabs are data type sensitive, and display only when appropriate data is in your 3D view.

True transparency has been added and is automatically enabled with video cards that support it.

3D Geology Surfaces

Create an elevation grid to represent the top or bottom surface of a lithology unit based on a lithology channel in a Geosoft Drillhole database. You can create a geology surface grid click to enlarge from any geologic attribute, such as rock type, alteration, or mineralization. You can also extract a profile of the 3D geology surface grid into a section view without digitizing.

3D Lithology Gridding

Create a 3D lithology model click to enlarge based on drillhole data. A geology 3D model can be created from any geologic attribute, such as rock type, alteration, or mineralization. Display only the rock unit of interest. Once the 3D model is created, each individual rock unit in the model may be toggled on or off to be viewed separately or together.

Fence Diagrams

You can now create professional fence diagrams click to enlarge quickly, based on selected drillholes. Fence diagrams are especially useful when comparing down hole geology from a limited number of holes. This new capability provides geologists with an additional mapping option for displaying and viewing drillhole data. There are many down hole data display options, including automatic creation of geology polygons between holes.

New Coordinate System Interface

  • The coordinate system interface is redesigned to make creating, editing or viewing projections a simple, one-step process.
  • The Coordinate System tool now also supports ESRI projection files (PRJ).

New Math Expression Tool

A new, easy-to-use interfaceclick to enlarge allows you to build math expressions for use in channels, grids, or voxels. The new math expression tool keeps all arithmetic, trigonometric, and logical math operators readily accessible, making it easier to build expressions to work with your data. Watch the Math Expression Video.

Access More Data with Dapple

Access all of your data without leaving the Geosoft environment. Target for ArcGIS now uses Dapple, a globe explorer, to find, view, and extract data from a variety of data serversclick to enlarge. You can use internal servers as well as public servers including DAP servers, WMS servers, ArcIMS servers, and Tile Servers.

Along with enhanced Area-of-Interest searches using the globe, new capabilities include a WEB spatial data search engine for locating available public data, and a text search to narrow searches to topics of interest.

Use all available data for complete investigation and informed decision-making.

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