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StrataExplorer (formerly WinLoG)

Detailed Description

StrataExplorer (formerly WinLoG)

StrataExplorer (formerly WinLoG)





WinLoG - New Version 4

Version 3 of the WinLoG program uses a Microsoft Access data management system to store borehole and project data. This data management system provides you with the ability to effectively manage your project data and interface the data with other applications. A master database is used to keep track of all the projects and directories.

WinLoG is a full 32-bit program and is compatible with Windows 95. 98, NT, and 2000. The program is fully network compatible, and there are discounts for purchasing network licenses.

There are no limits to the number and types of borehole logs that can be created with the WinLoG program. Logs can contain general borehole data, lithologic descriptions and symbols, sample data, well completion details, geophysical logs and numerous graphs and text comments.

The program comes with several easily customized templates or new templates can be easily created. Templates can be customized to display different header and footer titles, number and types of columns. A company logo, stored as a bitmap, can also be included in a template. Legends can be created and customized to show lithologic symbol, well symbol, and sample symbol definitions.

The WinLoG program has numerous features to make the creation and editing of borehole logs easier and faster. There are many new features in Version 3 and many of the existing features have been enhanced.

WinLoG Borehole Log Features

Borehole logs are used to display the results of oil and gas, mining, geotechnical and environmental drilling and sampling. Logs can be used to display soil and rock samples. Logs can contain general borehole data (ex. location, client, project number); lithologic descriptions and symbols for each layer; sample data; well completion details; water level measurements; geophysical logs; and numerous graphs and text columns. Once a log is created it can be easily copied using a toolbar button, and then edited and saved to represent other boreholes on the same site.

Using WinLoG, there are no limits to the types of borehole logs that can be created. In WinLoG the term borehole logs also includes boring logs and well logs.


The creation and editing of borehole logs is supported by the following features (items in blue indicate new features):

  • Standard Windows new, open, save, and print commands.
  • No limit to the maximum depth of a borehole log.
  • The plot depth per page can be set in the template or changed for each log.
  • Borehole data in the headers and footers can contain checkboxes and rich text (font type, size, color, etc. can be modified).
  • Logs can contain an unlimited number of header/footer titles, layers, samples, wells, text comments, bitmaps, etc.
  • Tables (ex. Water Level Readings) can be displayed anywhere on boring logs and templates.
  • An unlimited number of floating paragraph text boxes can be added anywhere to a borehole log. The background and frame colors can be specified individually for each text box.
  • An unlimited number of bitmap files can be imported into a borehole log. These files can contain logos, site maps, sample pictures, etc.
  • Deviated boreholes can be entered and displayed in true depth. Several methods for calculating true depth are supported. Deviation readings can be entered manually or imported from a file. 
  • Continuous logs are supported. These logs span several pages and do not have any page breaks. 
  • A new column has been added to show percent splits. This is used to show the percentages of different lithologies in a layer.
Another new column has been added to show core photos at various depths.

An unlimited number of lines, arrows, and rectangles can be added.

  • Version 1, 2, and 3 borehole logs can be imported.
  • Spell checking in 8 different languages.
  • All or selected logs within a project can be printed.
  • Default template and lithologic library can be specified.
  • Importation of data directly from Excel spreadsheets.
  • Total depth can be automatically plotted at the end of the borehole.
  • Borehole logs can be imported and exported using a text exchange format.
  • Borehole logs can be exported to the Windows clipboard, a bitmap file, a metafile, an AutoCAD DXF, or AGS file.

Lithologic Layers

  • An unlimited number of lithologic layers can be added.
  • Each lithologic layer can have an optional title.
  • Rich text support in headers, footers, descriptions, text comments, and paragraphs. No limit to the size of the text. Text can contain foreign characters.
  • Macros containing text and symbol definitions can be inserted into lithologic layers.
  • Macros contain text and symbol definitions, and can be added and edited by the user.
  • Layer descriptions can contain rich text (i.e. varying fonts, colors, and symbols).
  • Symbols for each lithologic layer can be selected from an unlimited number of lithologic libraries each library contains 18 symbols.
  • Lithologic symbols can be split to show two symbols per layer. The percentage and split angle can be specified.
  • The contact angle between lithologic symbols can be specified and used to represent gradational contacts.
  • The program comes with over 100 lithologic symbols.
  • Lithology can be cross-plotted with graphs to highlight the relationship between lithology and graph variables.
  • Bottom layer boundary as well as the top boundary can be specified.
  • Foreground and background colors can be specified for each lithologic symbol.
  • The lines between layers can be individually customized.
  • Core logs can be specified at separate intervals and with different lithologies than layers.

Samples

  • An unlimited number of soil or rock samples can be added.
  • Start depth, length, sample symbol, type, blows/ft, recovery, and other text data can be specified for each sample.
  • An unlimited number of other sample columns can be used for a wide variety of text and numeric sample data.
  • The lines between samples can be individually customized.
  • Sample type symbols can be selected from 30 different symbols.
  • Recoveries can be represented as numbers or as a shaded box.
  • Blow counts can be shown on one line or four lines.
An unlimited number of wells can be added.
  • Complex well diagrams can be drawn to scale and show multiple casings, piezometers, text annotation, and water level measurements.
  • Well macros that can be used to add complex well diagrams with multiple casings, piezometers, text annotation, and water level measurements as easily as selecting the well name from a list.
  • Wells can be shown using three different methods with varying levels of complexity.
  • Wells can be drawn by selecting from a variety of seals, packing material, casings, screens, covers, caps, reducers, tubing, sampling ports, etc.
  • Well completion details are drawn in vector mode to scale.
  • Wells can contain multiple casings and screens.
  • The diameters of the pipes and screens can be varied with depth.
  • Horizontal and vertical text annotation can be added to the sides of the well to show completion details and other information.
  • Annotation can be connected to well components using three different arrow styles.
  • Multiple water levels can be annotated within wells.
Graphs
  • An unlimited number of graphs can be added to the borehole log.
  • Each graph can contain an unlimited number of data points.
  • Graphs can be cross-plotted with lithology.
  • Graphs can be combined to form double graphs.
  • Graph values outside of graph range are shown with a '<' or '>' symbol.
  • Graphs can be shown as points, curves, bar charts (histograms) in linear or logarithmic scales.
  • Graph data can be shown as bar charts, lines, data points, or filled curves.
  • Horizontal axis can be plotted in log or linear scale.
  • Graph can contain a grid and point labels.

Text

  • An unlimited number of text columns can be added to a borehole log.
  • Each text column can contain an unlimited number of text comments.
  • Text comments can contain rich text, symbols, and lines.

  • An unlimited number of geophysical logs can be imported into a borehole log.
  • A wide variety of standard formats are supported.
  • Geophysical logs can be cross-plotted with lithology.
  • Either one or two geophysical logs can be displayed in a column.
  • An unlimited number of water content data can be entered and represented on a graph.
  • Additional core and symbol columns can be shown on the log.
  • Percent Cuttings data can be shown in a separate column.
  • Core photo data can be displayed in a column,



Winlog New Features

We are very pleased to announce that WinLoG Version 4 has been released. This upgrade has taken over two years to develop and represents the culmination of many of our users and internal ideas for enhancements. 

The geographical information system feature added in version 4 displays a location map for the project showing the boreholes, cross-sections, and any surface features. This feature makes it easy to visualize your project and can be used to print a location map of the project. To edit a borehole all you need to do is click on it in the location map.

There are many new and exciting features in version 4, below is a list of some of them.

  • Graphical Information System (GIS) for displaying and picking boreholes and cross-sections in WinLoG with WinFence. GIS can also display site features and import AutoCAD files. This borehole location map can also be printed and included in reports.
  • Several types of project reports can be generated for all data in a project. Reports include general data, lithology data, sample data, graph data, water level data, etc. 
  • Deviated boreholes can be entered and displayed in true depth. Several methods for calculating true depth are supported. Deviation readings can be entered manually or imported from a file.
  • Tables (ex. Water Level Readings) can be displayed anywhere on boring logs and templates.
  • Templates and projects can have password locks that can be used to restrict changes to a template and access to a project.
  • Can import data in several formats including Excel, AGS, GTGS, LogPlot, and gINT.
  • Data in Excel can be imported into all the logs in a project at the same time. This can be used to import the survey data for all the boreholes from a spreadsheet.
  • Borehole data can now be exported to AGS and Excel.
  • Continuous logs are supported. These logs span several pages and do not have any page breaks. 
  • A new column has been added to show percent splits. This is used to show the percentages of different lithologies in a layer.
  • Another new column has been added to show core photos at various depths.
  • Program can now automatically update itself to the most recent version. The program searches GAEA Technologies website for any new upgrades.
  • Program now has online technical support, where it can email technical support all relevant files and information if there is a problem.
  • Project databases can be compressed to save disk space and speed up data access.
  • All of the WinLoG databases are automatically backed up and can be easily restored.



Pocket WinLoG

Just imagine going into the field with a mini computer. It's light-weight and fits in your pocket. You start collecting your borehole data and enter it into the Pocket WinLoG program. With a few easy clicks you're finished. No paper, no pens. When you go back to the office, all you have to do is upload the information to your desktop. That's it! Your log is completed. Your finished product is a professional full color report.

We know time is money. We want to help you spend more time pursuing clients, preparing presentations and doing what you do best – making money. Don't waste needless amounts of time going back and forth. Consider these benefits:

  • Pocket PC's are compact and easy to carry in the field.
  • Pocket WinLoG is easy to learn and easy to operate.
  • It will reduce the time needed to create borehole logs.
  • The data you've collected will be more complete and accurate.
  • Complete logs within minutes using the macros in Pocket WinLoG.
  • Pocket WinLoG saves data automatically once entered so you never have to worry.
  • You can upload data onto your desktop for further editing/printing of borehole logs.
  • You can email data from remote sites.
  • Pocket WinLoG is a low cost software that produces high quality and quantity of work.
  • Best of all, you won't have to write or type the same information twice
  • Pocket WinLoG runs on a Pocket PC. Pocket PC's have Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel already installed. You can manage your contacts, your calendar and even your inbox. All the information can be shared with your desktop.



WinFence

Version 2 New Features

  • Strata in cross-sections can be automatically generated by the programs built-in intelligence.
  • Fence diagrams can be generated, displayed and printed in 3D.
  • Position of the user and light source can be dynamically moved in the 3D fence diagram.
  • When creating the fence diagram, you can use all of the cross-sections or specify which ones to use.
  • Templates are used to format the fence diagram. The template can be the same as the cross-sections or one setup specifically for the fence diagram.
  • Cameras are used to represent the user in 3D space and are used to view the fence diagram from various positions and angles. The positions of the cameras can be easily moved using the Scene Map. There can be one or more cameras in 3D space.
  • Shading can be enabled on the fence diagram, by adding a light source. The position of the light source can be adjusted using the Scene Map.
  • Graphical Information System (GIS) for displaying and picking boreholes and cross-sections in WinLoG with WinFence. GIS can also display site features and import AutoCAD files.
  • Intersecting cross-sections can be displayed on a cross-section.
  • Intersecting cross-sections can be used when automatically generating a new cross-sections.
  • Deviated boreholes can be displayed on a cross-section.
  • Multiple water levels can be drawn on the cross-section. The first water level can be drawn automatically using the water levels stored in WinLoG.
  • New Quick strata toolbar makes editing strata much easier and quicker.
  • Strata from WinLoG project are automatically added to the program.
  • Addition of new strata has been made simpler.
  • The features (wells, grid, lines, etc.) shown on the location map can be turned on and off in the template.
  • Poly-lines can be drawn any where on a cross-section.
  • Program can now automatically update itself to the most recent version.
  • Program now has online technical support, where it can email technical support all relevant files and information if there is a problem.
  • All of the databases (Project, Project List, Main Database) are automatically backed up and can be easily restored.
  • Projects and templates can have passwords assigned to control usage.
  • Databases can be compressed and repaired.

WinFence can be used to graphically create detailed, full-color, cross sections quickly and easily. The program can be used to interpret and map soil and rock layers, contamination, fossils, minerals and hydrocarbons.

Cross sections are created by specifying the pathline on a location map. The location map shows all of the wells entered in WinLoG and any additional wells specified in WinFence. Pathlines can be straight or bent. The location map including the pathline can also be shown on the cross section.

A wide variety of strata can be used to create cross-sections using WinFence. Types of strata that can be used include layers, faults, lenses, intrusions, and alteration zones. Very detailed and complicated stratigraphy can be represented and easily drawn. Layers can contain multiple segments to represent unconformities and erosion in highly faulted zones.

A unique snapping approach can be used to add layer, alteration zone, intrusion, and lense boundaries. This approach allows the boundary of one strata to be fixed to the boundary of another strata, making the input of strata boundaries quick and accurate. Boundaries can be partially drawn and partially snapped. Snapped boundaries can include one or more different strata. In addition to snapping, strata boundaries can be assigned to the strata above or below.

The format of the cross section is controlled by a template that can be easily edited and customized. Templates are used to specify the format and position of the cross section, title bar, legend block, location map, and scale bar. Company logos, bitmaps, text paragraphs, lines, arrows and rectangles can also be added to templates. Once the template is created, it is available to all projects. WinFence comes with several previously created templates that can be further customized.

WinFence shares the same database as WinLoG and can be used to access and plot the borehole data entered in WinLoG. Several types of borehole data can be plotted on the cross sections including lithologic symbols, sample symbols, core logs, well diagrams, graphs, and geophysical logs. The actual borehole log data can be opened and edited in WinLoG by double-clicking on the borehole in WinFence.

All cross-section data for a project is stored in a Microsoft Access database. This database allows for the quick storage and retrieval of cross-section data and can be interfaced with a variety of other programs. There is no limit to the number of projects and cross sections that can be stored in the database. The database is set up to work across a network if desired, with each project stored in a separate directory.

A master project database is maintained by the program to track the status and locations of projects. This database contains the project number, name and directory location.

WinFence is compatible with Windows 95/98/2000 and NT and supports all the fonts, monitors, and printers available in Windows.



WinSieve

WinSieve can be used to quickly enter, edit and print grain size analysis charts in several standard or custom formats. Each grain size analysis test can include sieve data, washed sieve data, and hydrometer data as specified in ASTM Test Method D-422. There is no limit to the number of samples in a project and the number of tests per sample.

Each grain size analysis chart is composed of three parts: a graph, an optional legend and a header. The graphical windows interface displays the charts as they are entered and shows how the chart will look when it is printed. Test results can be printed in black and white or color.

All test results, sample and project information is stored in a Microsoft Access relational database. This database allows for the quick storage and retrieval of sample and test data and can be interfaced with a variety of other programs. There is no limit to the number of projects, samples, and test results that can be stored in the database. The database is setup to work across a network if desired, with each project stored in a separate directory.

A master project database is maintained by the program to track the status and locations of projects. This database contains the project number, name, and directory location.

Grain size analysis results for up to five tests can be plotted on a single graph. In addition, the grain size specifications can also be plotted on the graph. Classification system, fonts, colors, scales, line types, point types and titles can be easily customized for each graph. The classification system is plotted beneath each graph to provide easy comparison with sample results. Several standard classification systems are provided including:

  • USCS (Unified Soil Classification System)
  • USDA
  • AASHTO
  • International
  • Modified Wentworth
  • Australian

The sieve analysis can also have an optional legend block at the top or bottom which can be used to display sample information, classification results and grain size analysis results. A header is also displayed at the top or bottom of each graph which can be used to show a company logo or site map (stored as a bitmap and imported into the program), project name and number, borehole information, sample information or other text.

WinSieve is compatible with Windows 95/98/2000 and NT and supports all the fonts, displays and printers available in Windows.


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