UXO Software Update 1

June 18, 2014

UXO Software Update 1

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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
Installing the software
Enhancements and maintenance fixes

About this release

Oasis montaj UXO Update 1 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all maintained customers and provides enhancements to the UXO extensions for Oasis montaj  There are many new tools and features in UX-Analyze (Advanced) for working with advanced EM sensors such as MetalMapper and TEMTADS.  Several of these new tools simplify the data processing and classification workflow, making it quicker and easier to follow.  There are also several tools that bring new capabilities to UX-Analyze, such as working Instrument Verification Strip (IVS) data, performing cluster analysis and visualizing the result with scatterplots.

In addition, many customer-reported issues have been addressed in UX-Analyze (Advanced) and UXO Marine.

These and more changes are described in the Capabilities section below.

System requirements

To install this update, you'll need a license for Oasis montaj 8.2 and the UX-Analyze Advanced extension. If you don't have one, contact us and we can help you get set up. The system requirements are the same as for Oasis montaj 8.2.

Installing the software

To install this update, you'll need to have Oasis montaj installed and then download the resource file from the link at the top of this page. Here's how:

  1. Click the download button at the top of this page to download the software update resource file.
  2. Unzip the zip file and save the resource update file (*.geosoft_resource_pack) to the same folder location.
  3. On the Help menu in Oasis montaj 8.1, click Updates, then click Apply Resource Update.
  4. In the Manual Resource Update dialog, click the browse button Browse button to locate and select the resource updates file (*.geosoft_resource_pack).
  5. Click Update. If there are no new resources to be updated, a Nothing to Update window informs you the resource pack has no new resources for you (this will happen if it has been previously installed or does not apply to your version). If there are new resources to be updated, the system automatically updates them. When the update is complete, the Update Complete window informs you that the update was successful. Click OK.
  6. Restart Oasis montaj for the changes to take effect.
  7. After updating, to ensure proper changes are applied: go in to the Geosoft\User\etc folder and delete the following files: UXA.Config and SensorTable2.xml.  The updated files will be copied to your User folder next time you run UX-Analyze.
  8. To confirm the update has installed correctly, on the Help menu in Oasis montaj click About Oasis montaj.  The Geosoft Oasis Montaj splash screen will appear.  Click on Module versions to retrieve the module versions.  The UXO Software Solutions version should read


For technical support options, please visit the Support Centre. All users may access the forums and other resources available within the Support Community. In particular, we recommend that you join the UXOnet e-mail list, if you are working in the UXO industry. It provides occasional updates on new releases, training opportunities and other information.



Add library items using IVS mode

You can easily use your IVS data to create a library or to include in an existing library.

Calculate IVS statistics

Quickly calculate statistics from IVS (Instrument Verification Strip) data and save these statistics to a CSV file to use them elsewhere.

Calculate size and decay channels

You can now easily calculate size and decay over the entire data window using a range of time-gates.

Copy daily data to master

Use the Copy Daily Data to Master tool to easily combine data from several days of surveying into a single master for your project. Copy your target database, subset databases, background list database, and fitting results from a folder containing daily data folder to a master folder.

Create library overlay

Create an overlay to be used with the scatterplot tool for the selected library items. Easily compare these selected library items to the survey data for parameter space plots.

Faster plots

You can now visualize your data processing results more quickly with faster plotting for: decay display measured vs modelled plots, polarization plots, data map plots and decision plots.

Interactive classification

A single tool simplifies your workflow so you can apply all your settings at once when processing Metalmapper and TEMTADS data. Previously this required several individual processing steps. Common defaults make processing your data quick and easy, but you can customize any of the settings as you need.

Manage library

You can use the Manage library tool to look for unexplained clusters, which may be potentially unknown targets of interest. Flag unexplained ground truth items in the target database or flag library signatures.

Merge data

Easily merge data such as flag locations or ground truths from other sources into the target database.

Polarization plots

We've added to ability to plot IVS (Instrument Verification Strip) data so you can easily visualize polarization results from the IVS datasets.

Process data

A single tool simplifies your workflow so you can apply all your settings at once when processing Metalmapper and TEMTADS data. Previously this required several individual processing steps. Common defaults make processing your data quick and easy, but you can customize any of the settings as you need.

Scatter Analysis

You can now identify clusters of similar targets and create a scatter plot of the targets (size-decay). Select individual items within a cluster for further review.

Set thresholds and prioritize

This new tool simplifies the process of determining target metrics, ranking and categorizing your targets or flags using several metrics and thresholds (such as fit depth or array-inverted location). You no longer have to deal with complicated math files and scripts.

Survey Database Quality Control

​​This tool makes it easy to identify data that fail quality checks. It checks multiple statistics in the survey database at once and flags any data points that fall outside of the ideal range. The tool checks for Flat-lined RX data, Saturated RX data, Current data, GPS data, and IMU data.


Navigation Correction - dialog defaults

Whenever we meet with customers we see how they work with the software on their projects and which settings they use most often. In response to this feedback, we've updated the default settings to match the options that are selected most often, making for a more seamless work experience.

Navigation Correction - Fill options

You now have more flexibility when performing corrections. ​ Correct individual positions using automatically or manually and select either an interpolated or a dummy fill option.​​

Navigation Correction - Output Map options

You can now define line thickness and symbol sizes, providing you with more control how navigation corrections are displayed on maps.


Enhancements and maintenance fixes

IS74985 UX-Analyze Create Data Maps now allows users to select the transmitter to plot for MetalMapper data.
IS73308 UX-Analyze Decision Plot now automatically populates the suffix and prefix lists with likely candidates by scanning the folder.
IS84904 Improved the UX-Analyze Advanced menus to better match the advanced workflows in Oasis montaj.
IS82590 Added support for TEMTADS 2x2x3 in QC Decay display.
IS120972 Added a scatter plot size/decay image highlighting individual targets and overlaying the library items in UX-Analyze Advanced.
IS120968 Added the ability to select which additional channels to add to a located database in UX-Analyze Advanced.
IS120971 Improved the method by which the Background statistics are calculated in UX-Analyze Advanced.
IS120974 Added mask channel to be used to calculate ROC curve in UX-Analyze Advanced.
IS120966 The GPS antenna offset now all 0's by default when MetalMapper is selected in UX-Analyze Advanced.
IS120970 Default for modeling now set only after leveling is done in UX-Analyze Advanced.
IS120969 Removed mm-geometrics from the Advanced data lookup table in UX-Analyze Advanced.
Maintenance Fixes  
IS88197 Data Map Help map now indicates location information being plotted on the map.
IS88207 Polarization Plot With Library now plots full page when using a munition type.
IS43885 If the computer is locked while UXABATCHFIT.GX Batch Mode is running, the image fit results map is created as expected.
IS85020 Parameter Plot tool now enhanced with features similar to the Multi-Scatter Plot tool and the Interactive Image Viewer.
IS88201 QC Data Decay display Help now updated to include all relevant parameters.
IS85030 Added the ability to find clusters of data in a “decay vs. size” scatterplot or other scatterplots during Advanced Target Classification.
IS85026 Default color table in the QC Data Decay display now displays the profiles with more contrast between adjacent colors.
IS88209 Improved the page layout for Closest Matches of 1 and 2 in a Polarization Plot with Library.
IS88206 Added the ability to level the MetalMapper data based on the nearest background reading in time for Level Advanced EM Data.
IS85028 Can now define string classification in the Parameter Plot Tool.
IS32355 Metalmapper import no longer shifts the data by 28us.
IS85032 Can now automatically identify similar targets in the Target database for Advanced Target Classification.
IS88202 Improved several help topics to be more aligned with technical communications standards.
IS85034 Advanced Target Classification now works as expected.
IS88203 Adjust Colour Scale Help topic now updated.
IS85011 Starting Depth Channel option now removed from Batch Modelling.
IS109022 Level Advanced Sensor data Help topic now updated
IS109030 Improved layout of graphs in Polarization Plot With Library.
IS109016 Changed term in the Advanced Target Classification menu to "Perform Library Match."
IS103576 Background statistics help topic now updated.
IS103573 Advanced Target Classification now treats the output with same root name.
IS88228 Default survey mode now set to Static.
IS109015 Metric Weights dialog now labelled as Criteria Weights in Advanced Target Classification.
IS109019 Level Advanced Sensor data help topic now updated.
IS188218 Added a tool to calculate standard metrics.
IS103575 Data Map Help topic now updated.
IS144575 Running Export Anomaly Parameters through a script now works as expected.
IS120961 The monostatic option for Decay display QC now displays the decays for only combinations with the same TX/RX coils, as expected for TEM2x2 data.
IS143301 The Analytical Signal Tool now calculates the midpoint of all the sensors as expected.
IS39653 Advanced Target Classification help now updated for the Signature Library Database parameters.
IS78901 Advanced Target Classification help now updated for Gates and Metric weights.
IS58765 UX-Analyze Create Polarization Map no longer stops after creating 1000 maps.
IS73311 UX-Analyze ROC curve help topic now updated.
IS80893 UX-Analyze Data Map now removes temporary files after creating data maps.
IS188186 Can now plot the fit location on the Data Map.
IS103581 UX-Analyze Interactive Image Viewer now only redraws/ updates the image view when moving to a different line in the database.
IS101727 Browsing for the site database no longer disables the location options in Level Advanced Sensor data.
IS78904 Library legend colours now in line as a column for Create Pol Map with Lib.
IS84591 Symbols and colours modified to differentiate positive and negative values in QC Data display.
IS143067 Gradient Sensor Offset Correction no longer fails if there are dummies and any error messages describe the problem more accurately.
IS74988 UX-Analyze Create Polarization Map now allows the user to specify a threshold for the beta parameter.
IS84992 Decision Map can now Auto Scale the plots to fit the page.


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