Powerful visualization tool integrates all data in one 3D GIS environment
May 8, 2006 – Toronto, Ontario – Geosoft, a leading provider of geospatial software for earth sciences industries, is pleased to announce an important update to its Target for ArcGIS software – a powerful, easy-to-use 3D subsurface viewer.
This major enhancement to Target for ArcGIS will enable geologists to quickly visualize surfaces, drill holes, sections, grids, geophysical models and voxels – in 3D – within ESRI’s ArcView environment. A critically-important addition to the advanced 2D gridding, contouring, and drillhole mapping tools already available in Target for ArcGIS, this update will make 3D visualization the standard for day-to-day analysis of multidisciplinary data.
“Geosoft has responded to the global need for a cost-effective software tool with the processing power and speed to meet the performance challenge of manipulating a huge volume of surface and subsurface geochemistry, geophysics and geology data, in 3D, within a single or transparently-linked interactive environment,” said Louis Racic, Geosoft’s Industry Product Manager.
The new subsurface 3D viewer in Target for ArcGIS can interactively zoom, pan, rotate, slice and otherwise manipulate 3D views of drill holes and geophysical models represented by 2D grids, Surpac™ STR or DTM and Datamine™ Wireframe models. It is compatible with major mine-planning formats, allowing users to easily update, modify or enhance data, or import commonly-used data models such as ASCII XYZ, GoCAD™ voxets, UBC datasets and now Datamine block model support. In addition, users can create vertically- or horizontally-exaggerated perspectives to provide clearer views of widely-spaced data.
“Most geologists naturally think in 3D,” said Mr. Racic. “They have a strong spatial sense. These new 3D subsurface visualization tools in Target for ArcGIS enable them to clearly visualize subsurface spatial relationships, productively interpret their findings, verify their assumptions, and share their conclusions with their exploration teams.”
Available worldwide, Target for ArcGIS supports a range of industry applications and users, including geologists, exploration managers and environmental scientists. For detailed product information and system requirements, contact Geosoft at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.geosoft.com.