Index of Documentation
- Getting Started with Geomodelr
- Georeferencing your Model
- Edit your Geological Map
- Edit your First Cross Section
- Use Interpolation to Refine your Model
- Create Visualizations and View Everything in 3D
- Use Boreholes
- Write Articles and Presentations about your Studies
- List of Permissions for Studies
- Brochure Models in Exploration
- Brochure Hydrogeology
Solid Geological Models Online.
We created Geomodelr for geologists to unload their knowledge as they do in a sheet of paper. At the same time the model is solid and usable from the first cross section. You can query it, visualize it or refine it using the same functions.
What's the methodology of modeling?
Always solid: It means the model is always solid, like a rock.
Always solid is a methodology of modeling where you have a model that you can use from the beginning, where every point in the space has one and only one unit. You don't make it solid after modeling, you just add more knowledge to it. For that we use the interpolation. You will seldom need to understand the math behind interpolation or complex concepts about CAD modeling, anything that's not structural geology and knowledge of what you are modeling.
Can I draw cross sections?
Yes, but not as an expert 3D CAD modeler, draw them as a geologist.
The operations to edit the geology are simple and you can learn them in seconds. The cross section, as the model, is always solid too. The operations only allow you to create objects with good topology, and they are very fast, but in reality, you just need to fully model the first cross section. For the rest, you can use the interpolation. With the interpolation you can interpolate-check-refine, until, with the information you have, you feel it's right.
How do I get started?
With the video tutorials.
We made very simple and interactive tutorials for you to follow. They cover everything from georeferencing images to building complex visualizations. They model from scratch a regional model in Colombia using ArcGIS files, and structural data. There's also a boreholes tutorial that uses a different model and region.
First Tutorial: Getting Started with Geomodelr
This tutorial will show you how to sign up, create your first study, upload a few files, georeference an image and assign permissions.
Second Tutorial: Georeferencing your Model
This tutorial will show you how to georeference a geological model in 3 steps: assign a topography; assign a geological map and set the coordinate system and bounding box of your model.
Third Tutorial: Edit your Geological Map
Use the 3 kinds of operations to create a geological map that's solid, editing units, lines and nodes. Learn how the map always remains topologically and geometrically correct.
Fourth Tutorial: Edit your First Cross Section
Learn more about using our editor operations. Use the different guides Geomodelr has to draw accurate cross sections. Use dips datasets.
Fifth Tutorial: Use Interpolation to Refine your Model
Accelerate your model development using interpolation. Interpolation gets all cross sections perpendicular to the base section and interpolates them into a 3D geological model that is solid. You can use it to refine your model with new cross sections.
Sixth Tutorial: Create Visualizations and View Everything in 3D
Now you are ready to visualize your geological model in 3D. Using the interpolation you can visualize solids, block diagrams, and the 3D traces of your faults and other linear features. You can also visualize boreholes in 3D and your map and cross sections.
Seventh Tutorial: Use Boreholes
The boreholes tutorial covers everything from the format of the boreholes file, how to create a dataset from the boreholes, how to add the boreholes as layers to the map and cross sections, and how to view in 3D the boreholes. This tutorial is based in a different region in the U.S.
Eighth Tutorial: Write Articles and Presentations about your Studies
You can create articles and presentations and use them to show your 3D geological model and any geological information that you want to present. Geomodelr allows you to build both articles and presentations using Markdown, but there are also a few helpers that will make it easy for you.
Other important topics.
After the tutorials you might want to take a look at other of our resources.
Permissions for the different objects in the study:
This webinar will help you to use your models in ModFlow with hydraulic properties defined for units in Geomodelr. You will save months of work with the fastest easiest way to create 3D models.
This is a continuation of the groundwater modeling webinar, but in this case we will use faults and assign hydraulic properties to those faults.
What if I need more help?
You can always ask firstname.lastname@example.org we will answer as soon as possible. You can also use the chat. We hope you can create the most amazing geological models.