Target 7.2

March 4, 2010

Update from Target 7.1.1 to Target 7.2

Release Notes

About This Release
System Requirements
New Capabilities
Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

About this Release

Target 7.2 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all 7.1 maintained customers. The upgrade addresses software improvements and corrects reported issues for Target, Target Extensions, and Geosoft Plug-ins.The 7.2 update also includes the 7.2 Service Pack which addresses a coordinate conversion issue discovered in the 7.2 release.

System Requirements

This release includes enhanced support for Windows 7. Geosoft Target will run on Windows XP SP3 (32 Bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 Bit) and Windows 7 (32 and 64 Bit) operating systems. See detailed System Requirements

New Capabilities


Productivity Improvements

Mutiple 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.
Extended Group Name Limit click to enlarge Group names, as found in the Map View/Group Manager Tool, have been extended to 1024 characters. This allows for more descriptive names and distinguishing between groups with very similar names.
Array Channel Utilities click to enlarge New selection tools provide 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.

New Drillhole Capabilities

Length Weighted Mean Calculation By highlighting a selected section of your drillhole database, you can now calculate Length and Length Weighted Mean values. This makes it easy to quickly find out the length of several irregularly spaced samples as well as the length weighted mean assay value.
Significant Intersections Reporting click to enlarge Significant Intersections Reporting is a new addition to the Drillhole Database Composite tool. It enables quick identification of drill core intervals with significant assays based on minimum cut-off length and grade. Highlight drilling results within sections, maps, 3D views, and export as a tabular report.
Real world coordinates in Fence Diagrams In Fence Diagrams, we now support true geospatial positioning. The status bar reports the correct 3D location of the cursor position when moving within the fence section, and the dynamic linking from Fence Diagrams now works consistently with other map views.

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. 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.
Excel 2007 Added support for Excel 2007 (*.xlsx) files.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes


Target Drillhole Features

9489 Fixed - v6.3, v7.1.1 ABORT <sGetHoleLocation3dDH> and <sPostData3dDH> - running dh3d.gx
14810 Fixed - v7.0.1, v7.1, v7.1.1 SP1 (Target, Oasis, OM Viewer) ABORT <VOXSURF::pLoadVBO> Trying to add Voxel to 3D map, also trying to create isourface, and GoCAD to 3D
15714 Fixed - Add Lineage to Target section grids
16330 Fixed - 17076v7.1 (OM/Target) ErrorMsg - Error Signature AppName: esrilictester.exe and "This utility requires a licensed installation of the ArcGIS Desktop products or the ArcGIS Desktop Engine."
16346 Fixed - acQuire import to GDB; comments field has characters in acQuire which are getting cutt-off when importing into  a GDB.
17115 Fixed - v7.1.1: PROJECTIONS for SECTION MAPS: BUG: "Boundary is invalid in required projection" when plotting pseudo section : FIX2: Section grids with projection "unknown" and units in non-meters should be handled correctly by code
17186 Fixed - v7.1.1 (Target) LAS import, error "Error importing file 08RP0001_30068159MP_Revised_cropped.las at line 117. The number of data fields [24] does not match the number of fields defined in the corresponding Definition section [42]."
17528 Fixed - Abort in Length Weighted Mean calculation
17529 Added - Help topic for Significant Intersections
17616 Fixed - Bug: Acquire API. Convert negatives from assays extracted from BEST channels.
17617 Fixed - Bug: Acquire API. Assays extracted from BEST channels come without "Assay" class
17694 Fixed - v7.1.1 Target: On Windows 7 get error that pops up about GeoRefresh.exe stopped responding
17707 Fixed - v7.1.1: BUG: Section map's "georeferenced" plan view does not correctly import 3D DXF's - introduces "double-rotation"
17835 Fixed - Target, OM - Significant Intersections: DHCOMPOSITEDB.GX - 2nd dialog won't go back when clicking [<Back] if there is no channel listed in the selection.  Should go back regardless.
17852 Fixed - v7.1.1 Target - BUG.  3D map with surface in NAD 83, add NAD 27 drillholes with downhole data to 3D map, assay data gets plotted offset from drillhole trace in the incorrect location.
18028 Fixed - v7.1.1: Drillhole - interpolated X,Y,Z coords are not calculated correctly when using "straight segments" as the resurveying method
18163 Fixed - DH FR: Allow band widths >100m when creating 3D DH maps

Target Core System Features

9515 Added - Extend the map group name limit
9827 Fixed - voxclip.gx: first box should be input voxel model, second box should be output voxel model (All other Geosoft menus go in the order Input file/Output file).
10246 Fixed - Saving a project with many open maps: after the save, the map that was previously active now changes to another map that wasn't
11746 Fixed - Grid multiple channels at once using the same gridding parameters.
12004 Added - support for full JPEG 2000 functionality
13488 Fixed - v7.0 (K9) ABORT <InitProgThread_GUI> - Just opening Oasis and opening ArcGIS.
13861 Fixed - v7.0 - Project status bar still displays the last projection of the last grid or map open, even if none are open. Misleading if you open a GDB in a different projection
13988 Fixed - turn off automatic creation of XML files - some users just don't need them and find them taking up too much space
14069 Fixed - v7.0, v7.1 ABORT <GENSURF::pLoadVBO>
14340 Fixed - v7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1 (Oasis montaj, Target for ArcGIS, Target, Free Viewer):  ABORT <CDOC_Cell::sWriteData> 
14509 Fixed - v7.0. v7.0.1, v7.1 Abort <sLoadSPF_ARCVIEW> - importarc.gx
14682 Fixed - v7,1 Geotiffs created in Oasis montaj are not displaying correctly in MapInfo
14843 Fixed - : Oasis montaj 7.0.1 - SHP file Exports have no projection info when a Base group is the active selection; but do have projection when a Data group is selected.
14903 Added - Add the ldallch.gx to the scripting menu.
14904 Added - Add the MATH.GX and MATHFILE.GX to the Scripting submenu.
14971 Fixed - Import embedded projected information in .jp2 files
14978 Fixed - v7.0.0 (K9), v7.0.1, v7.1 ABORT <Free_MP> - TINDB massive data set
15048 Fixed - v7.0.1 - The auto save message pops up in the middle of an edit and interrupts your editing and you lose any unsaved work.
16118 Fixed - 7.1 MXD Support: When in Oasis montaj none of the data frames in our MXDs are activated when saving maps as MXDs and opening existing MXDs.
16163 Fixed - 7.1 3D Viewer: Sometimes 2D Map Tools (namely contours) either fail to render in 3D Viewer or produces "error" advising to use RESZMAP GX.
16181 Fixed - 7.1 V: Pooled license users unable to upgrade unless they check for updates while Oasis montaj is running OR uninstall and install new.
16354 Fixed - v7.0.1 ? - Entering and existing map editor mode drastically increases the size of a map without even editing anything.
16415 Fixed - v7.1 - When creating an "index" map using long/lat limits and then copy/pasting (NOT georeferenced) into a UTM based map, the index limits are used as the default limits to draw the coordinates for the base map.
16456 Fixed - v7.1 (VU) ABORT <CGeoProjectom::sLoadomN> - Made a new project in a directory. Only unusual thing about the directory is that it has been "junctioned"
16472 Fixed - v7.1 NEWCHAN.GX - The GX help has the wrong Script Parameter for Channel Size. It should be NEWCHAN.SIZE but it says NEWCHAN.WIDTH
16720 Fixed - v7.1 - When exporting a mask polyline group to an ArcView shapefiles you get the entire polyline group. The mask does not have any effect on the export.
16765 Fixed - v7.1 - when duplicating a map symbols/grids are on the duplicate map, but invisible.
16773 Fixed - v7.1 - Change error message --- ManageLibrary failed because Unexpected end of file has occurred.  The following elements are not closed: parameters, basegroup, basegroups, maptemplate. Line 1, position 6039."
16821 Fixed - Oasis montaj 7.1.1  MXD Support/ArcEngine: Unable to drag and drop groups (at least LYRs and grids) from VGM Tool into our MXD window; error advising object does not exist in "\VIEWS" storage.
16823 Fixed - v7.1 SP1 ABORT <Out of OPENGL Objects.  at System.Environment.GetStackTrace(Exception e, Boolean needFileInfo> - aborts when attempting to exist the program after importing a Minsight file into a 2D Section map.
16842 Fixed - v7.0.1\ 7.1: : PROJECTIONS: Exporting KKJ method to MapInfo Tiff - projection not recognised and not correctly registered, versus Geotiff projection correctly registered, seems related to contents written to table file
16866 Fixed - Oasis montaj 7.1.1 vaprfsct.gx: Displaying an array channel as a section and profile & section causes all channels to the left to be coloured as well.
16929 Fixed - v7.1 (GXDeveloper Toolkit) ABORT - abort on installation "KERNEL32 : Unknown exception."
16939 Fixed - Oasis montaj 7.1.1:  Coordinate System not included when importing USGS-produced ER Mapper grids
16999 Fixed - v7.1 SP1 - Math expression builder is outputting dummy values in channels that should contain valid data.
17026 Fixed - v7.1 Oasis montaj: Add Grid CDI function to the 3D Menu
17065 Fixed - v7.1.1 (YW) Oasis montaj, Target, , plug-in ABORT <sSavePlanesMVIEW> - I packed a 3D map (created from Target tutorial data), attempted to "send map to", ABORT!. Opened up 3D model in  caused Abort
17076 Fixed - v7.1.1 (UNKNOWN) ABORT <wWinMain> - no info
17098 Fixed - v7.1.1 (setdatav.gx) - not changing current view when a given view is selected
17099 Fixed - v7.1.1: : Channel statistics for database not functioning correctly when create new channel and modify channel contents
17107 Fixed - Oasis montaj 7.1.1 - - MXDs open in Oasis montaj don't maintain proper page orientation set in ArcGIS
17119 Fixed - v7.1.1: : SETIMGPRJ GX: not cooperating with scripting.
17133 Fixed - v7.1.1 ABORT <Exception occured- Requested registry access is not allowed> - Geosoft.GeoRefresh.GeoRefresh.Main(String[] argc)
17147 Fixed - v7.1 \ v7.1.1: : Ellipsoid.csv has incorrect major axis parameter for several ellipsoids.
17151 Fixed - v7.1.1 usage/ - Re-grid a grid change the KX value.
17184 Fixed - v7.1.1 - export to MapInfo Tif appears to georeference differently at different DPI.
17201 Fixed - v7.1.1 PROFILE.GX - both "log" and "log-linear-log" give the same result
17341 Fixed - v7.1.1 /enhancement Apply a Warp using MULTIPOINT option - 
17388 Fixed - v7.1.1 Metadata - If you compare the metadata list items for a GDB created in v7.1 to v7.1.1 you'll notice a fair number are missing.
17395 Added - Add "Unit of measure" to the Geosoft ISO 19139 Metadata schema used in Oasis montaj
17405 Fixed - v7.1.1 - Long math expressoin works the first time you enter it, but gets cut off if you try to edit it.
17408 Fixed - v7.1.1: : PROJECTIONS: South Pole Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection does not work...error msg "Unable to define X,Y region for the projection. The projection parameters may be invalid"
17413 Fixed - 7.2 - Broken help links in the Channel, Grid, and Voxel Math Expression Builder tools
17424 Fixed - lat long co-ordinates DO NOT include minutes if they are 00'
17427 Fixed - v7.1.1 (DXFNEW2.GX) - DXF produced in Maxwell are not importing into Oasis montaj v7.1.1. They import correctly into AutoCAD 2009 and Oasis montaj v7.0.
17429 Fixed - v7.1.1 (IMPMAXPLATE. GX) - Error message when attempting to import *.PTE file into the 3D Viewer: "Invalid plunge angle for plate 1  The magnitude of the plunge angle cannot exceed the magnitude of the dip angle".
17517 Fixed - v7.1.1 - Tracking between channel and profile not working on large database.
17553 Fixed - v7.1.1 - ucegenerateid gx - output channel deleted for unselected lines
17609 Fixed - v7.1.1 ERROR running script - RunChannel failed because Failure in the "MathExpressionBuilder" GX.NET Form (Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: '' Key being added: '').
17680 Fixed - GEOCOM:  cursor tracking bogs down 3D viewer severely, rendering Oasis montaj unusable for several minutes
17749 Fixed - SetExtents3d_USERMETA:  Invalid Invalid range in X:  underlying in metadata when a document has no range in X or Y
17760 Fixed - JPEG 2000 - At certain zoom ranges edges of jp2 get 'fuzzy'
17893 Fixed - v7.1.1 (Desktop Cataloger) -An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
17904 Fixed - v7.1.1 ABORT - <AbortNowThreadSYS> trying to install software using CD.
17942 Fixed - With the setting on False, XML file was created when I made a new map, but not when I made a new database.
18008 Fixed - v7.1.1 - cannot display surface file (*.ts) that is in state plane in a 3D model with UTM projection
18143 Fixed - v7.1.1 (USACE) ErrorMsg - "Year 2010 not found in C:\Program Files\Geosoft\om\etc\igrf.dat."
18159 Fixed - v7.1.1 - convert UBC to Voxel - error "Error importing mesh file at line 4: Error parsing N*DX token - X-Direction cell sizes"
DAP Client
13781 Fixed - DAP Client v7.0.1: Clients unable to automatically locate DAP Servers through ISA Server without specifying ISA address
14022 Fixed - Find Data w/ Dapple v7.0: Setting a Region as AOI (such as a rectangle like Chile) in Dapple as you can in the old Dap client interface. Resolved through Seeker.
16850 Fixed - Find Data w/ Dapple v7.1.1-MapInfo: "tif.xml is not in a recognized format and no metadata will be loaded" error when extracting ECW in MapInfo
16865 Fixed - DAP Clients v7.1.1-Oasis montaj/MI:  Abort/Error downloading a dataset that is prefixed with "!"
17625 Fixed - Unable to extract Web and Image server datasets into existing projected grids and maps.
17189 Fixed - Dapple: Include metadata stylesheets in saved Dapple Views
Desktop Cataloger
16369 Fixed - DAP Clients v7.1: Lose colours when opening ERS files from a Desktop Catalog in ArcGIS
17659 Fixed - Desktop Cataloger slowing down machine and need a lot of memory.
17611 Fixed - Desktop Cataloger file type description for GRD is incorrect.
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