Are Scaled Paper Logs for Geologists Dead?

July 11, 2018
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July 11, 2018 Sam Law

Are printed paper logs for geologists on their way out?

Has their usefulness been surpassed by better technologies?

Here at Imago we’ve been asking ourselves those questions, and thus have been working on augmenting (and possibly replacing) scaled logs that currently get exported into simple PDF documents, documents that are essentially just images with no embedded digital data.

We think there’s a better way to do this now.

The video to your right is a video we put together recently about our reIMAGined geologist logs.

Transcription of Video

Hi. We’ve been playing around with Imago’s capability to scale 2 images side by side, to explore new capability.  So here we have a log on the left and the corresponding imagery on the right, scaled automatically by Imago.  You can use the control key if it wasn’t perfectly aligned, and go ahead and align it to the corresponding depth if you wanted.

To bring the imagery, it’s quite simple. You can, from Strater or any other log printing software go ahead and export that data.  So in this case I”ll just export multiple holes and generate them as a PNG.  There it is.  Once the imagery has been generated it’s as simple as coming back into Imago, selecting the area where you want to upload it. In this case I want upload it into log scale 50 and give itthe interval. Imago then creates that interval, you select the corresponding image and we’re done!

Refresh everything and then the image will be available. So in this case I’ll turn on the scale view again, and here’s my view. If I want to turn the imagery to the right, just turn it off and turn it on again. And here again, high intervals of grade are being reflected by these darker rocks I think. It’s as simple as that.

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