Three dimensional subsurface imaging is now within the grasp of anyone capable of operating Google Earth with the assistance of files
we provide. We present drillers logs (lithological logs) from government databases, as well as geophysical data we collect,
in 3D graphics of the subsurface. We distribute such graphics to end users as files they can open, superimpose, and manipulate in
Google Earth and other 3D viewers. Our geophysical data typically is presented in vertical sections wrapped along the track of our surveys.
We call these ribbon, or curtain, images. On occasions, density of data collected warrants presentation of depth slices or more elaborate iso-surfaces.
Drillers Logs – 3D Graphics from State Water Bore Databases
3D Electrical Conductivity Images
The most cost effective way of looking for groundwater where drill holes are insufficient is electrical conductivity imaging and for this, we provide necessary 3D imaging technology. On occasions, this technology is also useful for mineral exploration.
Our geophysical data typically is presented in vertical sections wrapped along the track of our surveys. We call these ribbon, or curtain, images. They present relevant geophysical data in full
geographic context without dressing it up in any way. On occasions, density of data collected warrants presentation of depth slices or more elaborate iso-surfaces. Interpretation of the graphics is conducted
in combination with lithological log graphics. We can create ArcHydro Groundwater compliant conceptual models upon request for those that wish to view hydrogeological rather than raw
Troubleshooting Images : Google Earth file specifications occasionally change and are not always backwards compatible. Further, various graphics cards limit viewing in different ways, especially when trying to view in 3D. Insufficient computer memory will cause large datasets to update slowly and eventually crash. We can supply a small program that corrects several backward compatibility issues. We are also aware of a new shading problem where sun angle is applied inconsistently and we have applied a solution to new ribbons – for old ribbons avoid this problem by viewing only from the south or near south or get us to recreate the ribbons. Our new solution is presented below.
Triprismage : Instead of displaying resistivity/depth images just as ribbons, we now display them as continuous triangular prism images wrapping along survey tracks. This greatly enhances Google Earth illumination and makes it possible to view the images in plan view as well is obliquely.