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Geosoft 2012 Software Release Now Available

April 19, 2012

Improvements across 2D to 3D visualization workflows deliver
efficiencies when analyzing subsurface earth structures

TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Geosoft has announced the availability
of its 2012 Software Release, including updates to Oasis montaj,
Target, Target for ArcGIS and GM-SYS Modelling software, and the new
release of  Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling, a geophysical inversion
software service that generates 3D voxel models from airborne or ground
gravity and magnetic data. The 2012 release includes major 2D and 3D
workflow enhancements and new capabilities that deliver greater
efficiency and flexibility for resource explorers and earth scientists
exploring the earth’s subsurface.

“Each year Geosoft has continued to make improvements in developing our
software technology to support explorers challenged to visualize and
analyze more complex structures, deeper under cover, within integrated
interpretations,” says Louis Racic, Geosoft Product Director. “The 2D
to 3D workflow is an important one to get right, and a particular
challenge for geoscientists working across GIS and exploration software
platforms. Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D is a key improvement area
within our 2012 Software Release.”

Release highlights

New capabilities and workflow improvements in the Geosoft 2012 Software
Release help save time and provide greater flexibility when visualizing
multidisciplinary geoscience data in 2D and 3D.

Improved 2D to 3D workflows in Target for ArcGIS: The 2D to 3D workflow enhancements, include new display capabilities,
and new section import and export options. Layers, such as
interpretation layers from sections or plans can now be easily
displayed in their correct geospatial orientation within your 3D view.
2D section interpretations can be exported to a 3D georeferenced file,
such as shapefiles or DXF files, to be shared with other 3D
applications. 3D vector files, such as open pit outlines, and wire
frames can now be easily imported to multiple section and plan maps.

3D Viewer improvements: Geosoft 3D gridding methods have been expanded to include IDW and
direct gridding; these new methods better support the 3D gridding of a
broad range of data types. Angled clipping of objects in 3D views
provides the ability to clip parallel or perpendicular to dataset
orientation or geological strike. Geoscientists can set a clipping
plane that aligns with any direction chosen.

Expanded GM-SYS 3D density model support: Voxels can be used to define the 3D density variation within GM-SYS 3D
model layers. This provides more direct integration with 3D seismic
data as the generated density cubes may be used directly in the GM-SYS
model.

BING Maps imagery: Geoscientists can now add satellite imagery to their basemaps by
connecting to the Bing Maps online data source. This is a useful,
additional data layer which provides geographic context to maps.

VOXI Earth Modelling

Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling is a new geophysical inversion software
service that generates 3D voxel models from airborne, ground gravity
and magnetic data. VOXI Earth Modelling is accessible within Geosoft
Oasis montaj and uses the power of cloud computing to rapidly invert
large exploration datasets. More information on VOXI Earth Modelling is
available at www.geosoft.com/voxi.

Release availability

Online installation of the Geosoft 2012 Software Release is available
within Geosoft software and from the Downloads page within the Geosoft
online support centre – www.geosoft.com/support. Information on how to request an update DVD is available in the
Geosoft Support Knowledge Base.

Visit www.geosoft.com/whats-new for detailed information on what’s included in the 2012 Software
Release. For general Geosoft software enquiries and local
representation, please contact explore@geosoft.com.

About Geosoft
Since 1986, Geosoft has helped earth explorers make discoveries through
data. Geosoft technology is industry-standard for 3D mapping and
modelling of the Earth’s subsurface, and for managing large geoscience
data. With offices across five continents, and a network of
international business partners, Geosoft serves thousands of clients
within resource exploration industries, government and the earth
sciences, including the most successful mineral and oil explorers in
the world. Geosoft has been ranked as a Top 150 Technology Company, and
one of the Ten Best Workplaces in Canada. For more information, visit www.geosoft.com.

SOURCE Geosoft Inc.

Image with caption: “Geosoft 3D View illustrating angled clipping: geoscientists can interactively clip datasets along angled planes that coincide with dominant geological directions, structural trends, and survey orientations. (CNW Group/Geosoft Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120419_C6985_PHOTO_EN_12506.jpg


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