Did you know you can drag and drop Geosoft files on to the Project Explorer to add them to your project, but not open them in the project workspace?
There are a few great drag and drop shortcuts. This one allows you to drag and drop files straight out of Windows File Explorer into the Project Explorer to build a new project. This can save time if you have several datasets that you want to bring in, you are starting a new project workspace, or you want to check out old data archives.
See it in action in this short video:
Geosoft 9.1 includes several improvements related to displaying data in 3D.
See these changes and more: What's new in 9.1
I saw a question that deserves a new and improved answer:
Q: "I've often got a lot of raw data files, do I have to bring them in one at a time or is there a way to import them all at once?"
It used to be that the best way to do this was to use a script. In Oasis montaj 9.0 it is now easier to import a large number of survey files at once. If you have multiple ASCII files in the same file format, you can now import all of them at the same time into a Geosoft database.
This can save you lots of time and avoids the need to create batch import scripts.
1. Go to Database > Import... > Ascii...
2. Browse to select multiple files:
All files must have identical formatting. Each ASCII file will be imported into a separate line in the database. See the Import ASCII Help topic for more details on this new option.
One of my favourite things about 9.0 is how you can maximize the usable screen space on all your monitors.
See this and more in the What's new in Oasis montaj and Target 9.0 video.
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 1 Arc-Second Global gridded topography data is now available on the Geosoft Public DAP Server.
The 1 Arc-Second data provides a nominal 30m ground coverage, which is a significant improvement in resolution from the 90m global coverage. The 1 arc-second data has gaps (holes) in some areas of steep gradient or poor reflectance. We have left the holes as they are so that users know where the data has gaps. If you need to fill the gaps, you can download the 90m SRTM data and use GRIDBOOL to replace the gaps with the 90m data which will automatically be resampled to 30m.
You can access this data using Seeker in your Geosoft applications including Oasis montaj, Target, and Target for ArcGIS. Learn more about DAP and how to access the SRTM data at www.geosoft.com/dap. Learn more about the data at http://topex.ucsd.edu.
In Oasis montaj and Target, you can create Geological Surfaces from a Lithology Voxel. This is useful if you would like to use geologic units in VOXI modelling constraints (through Constraints > Create Constraints > Build a model) or advanced interpretation in Target modelling.
1. Create the Lithology Voxel with 3D > Voxel Utilities > Create Lithology Voxel.
2. Export the Lithology Voxel to a database with 3D > Voxel Conversions > Voxel to GDB.
The database will have all the lithologies as number classes.
3. Convert the database to a voxel with 3D > Voxel Conversions > GDB to Voxel. This will create a numeric voxel.
4. Convert the new numeric voxel to Geosurfaces in the 3D Viewer using Add to 3D > Isosurface > Create Multiple Isosurfaces. To create multiple isosurfaces, select intervals representing values as number classes. Example: 1 to 1.9 (class 1), 2 to 2.9 (class 2), etc.
Multiple isosurfaces can be selected to build a model in the VOXI tools or Target mapping.
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.