The Map Editor

Mapping Tools


The integrated Map Editor includes drawing, database and GIS functions optimized for the geosciences.  CAD functions include layer-based drawing management and a dual coordinate (Page/World) viewport clipping system.

Base Maps

The VIEWLOG Map Editor is used to create basemaps. Drawing objects include boreholes, gridded surfaces, geo-referenced air photos, polylines, and TrueType text. Productivity functions include auto-legends and the ability to save Map Views for each report figure. VIEWLOG is fully compatible with all major GIS and CAD programs.  There are also advanced options for processing and displaying gridded data.

Cross Sections

In cross section view, you can dynamically move cross sections through your geologic model.  Geologic interpretation is done by creating interactive geologic formation picks and interpretation lines in true 3D coordinate space. Geologic picks made on section are stored in your database. Vertical exaggeration and borehole offset projection distance can be changed at anytime, even after interpretation. All map editor selection and drawing functions are available on section

Database Connectivity VIEWLOG can connect directly to your borehole database.  Database design is 'open' so you can edit data in VIEWLOG and see the changes in your database immediately (and vice versa).  VIEWLOG also contains querying, filtering and search tools.

Organizing a VIEWLOG Project The Project Manager is used to organize your VIEWLOG project.   Project objects are organized and accessed in the Project Manager.  These objects include boreholes, grids, and gridded surfaces, and are shared between plan view, cross section, and 3D views.

Borehole Data Sources 

  • Borehole are grouped and managed as comprehensive, detailed, 3D objects.
  • All borehole details are dynamically drawn from any open-format ACCESS, Oracle or ODBC database. All databases access is non-exclusive, so you can work in the database, then flip to VIEWLOG to see query results.
  • Includes intelligent well-data posting, with detailed options for both plan view, section and 3D display.
  • Well grouping and processing functions allow on-section geologic unit picking, classification and correction of well data.

Parameter Data Sets

  • Parameter sets are used to organize and manage geologic properties, such as layer surfaces, geological units, water levels and rock properties.
  • Parameters can be posted, interpolated to a grid, edited and contoured (either on plan or cross section).
  • There is no limit to the number of parameters that can be managed in a single VIEWLOG project, and numerous functions are available for editing and comparing parameters. Parameter surfaces can also be integrated into geologic units

Drawing Layer Management

Organize objects into layers which can be frozen or hidden.  Select and work with objects as a layer group.  Use and arrange functions to control drawing order of objects within a layer.

Print Preview and Output

All output passes through the integrated preview and drawing functions. Import your company logo, mark up the output with additional lines, boxes and text, then print the final image.  The drawing system allows various objects to be placed on different layers.  This allows selected objects to be frozen or hidden, as needed.  Control over the drawing order allows objects to be placed above or below others, as necessary.  Output to all Windows printers, Metafiles, Bitmaps, Autocad DXF files and Plotcall Binary files.

MDI (Multiple Document Interface)

Allows one or more windows of log data, maps, cross sections, cross plots and display control boxes to be simultaneously displayed on screen.

Full support for the Windows Clipboard

Use the Cut, Copy and Pates functions to rearrange log information between log data windows.  Export Windows bitmaps and Metafiles to the clipboard and paste images between applications.