This video demonstrates the new features and workflow enhancements for file sharing, isosurfaces, sections, vector voxels, math tools, and drillhole plotting in Geosoft Release 8.5.
Geosoft Desktop Applications 8.5.5, including Oasis montaj 8.5.5, Target 8.5.5, and Target for ArcGIS 4.5.5, is now available.
You can download the executable from My Geosoft, or update through Check for updates in your software. To check for updates, click the Help menu, then click Updates > Check for Software Updates. When there is an update available, click the Install button.
The Scatter Plot tool plots one channel against another channel in a tool where you can interactively interrogate the data in your database and plot to a map.
You can dynamically link with the database, regardless of the type of data you are working with. Use channels from geochemistry samples, drillhole data, or any other readings. Select and mask values, and colour classify the data points using distributions or other fields.
Several new Scatter Plot and Triplot templates for geochemical data analysis are available in Oasis montaj and Target 8.5. You can find the full list of templates and references in About Scatter Plot Templates.
Oasis montaj and Target users with Geochemistry or Geophysics extensions can find these tools in
Extract a Profile from a Grid is a commonly used and very useful function. We've looked at how to display profiles along sections before.
You can use the GRIDPROF GX to extract a data profile from a grid and place it in a new line of the current database. This capability can be useful for a variety of applications including modeling and removing local trends during gridding.
Here's how it works:
Check out this excellent video (full disclosure: my opinion is biased!) for a collection of quick shortcuts and tips to help you be more productive and efficient in Oasis montaj or Target.
Topics include drag and drop, hot keys, working with maps, and useful settings.
Have a polygon or polyline ArcGIS shapefile and want to get the coordinates of the vertices?
Use Database > Import > ArcView Shape File(s)... and select Import data to: New database with shape database(s) to create a second database with all the vertices and attributes.
If you have strike and dip measurements from surface observations, you can add geological strike/dip symbols to your Oasis montaj or Target plan map.
The azimuth convention for strike values is assumed, with the dip-direction 90° CW from the input strike direction. If you have dip-direction values, create a new channel where Strike = DipDir-90.
The new 3D drillhole planning tool in Oasis montaj 8.5, Target 8.5, and Target for ArcGIS 4.5 allows you to interactively draw and position proposed drillholes in the 3D Viewer within context of other geological, geophysical, and geochemical 3D data.
See it in action in this short video: