Update home for Field Geophysical Software Suite that accompanies

Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface,

by Burger, Sheehan, and Jones

View the help topics for the software (includes some FAQs; also lists some changes for updated versions of applications)

Errata from the textbook are here.

Important information about the software: In the original release of the book, we included a CD-ROM with software. The updates at the bottom of the page are from that version. However, as operating systems evolved, the original software and, most recently, the updater software fail to work. The second printing of the text in 2015 has a DVD included (not CD-ROM) with v. 2.0 of the software, which should work on most modern computers. When buying a copy of the book, if buying a new copy, be sure it says "DVD inside"on the cover. Unfortunately, photos of the book online are likely to be out of date, so just seeing the old photo might not mean that is what you would get. If you order a new copy and get the CD-ROM version, please ask the seller to exchange it for the newer printing, and let us know (cjones@colorado.edu) what vendor is still selling the old copy.

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and later users: The original software distributed on the CD-ROMs with the first printing of the text will not run under these OSes (it was Power-PC code originally). However, if you can update that version using the updaters below, you should be able to then run the software under these OSes. Just copy the Mac executables to your hard drive and then use the updater as instructed. Starting in mid-2015, second printings of the text (says "DVD" instead of "CD" on the spine) include v2.0 of all the software, which will run on Intel Macs with newer OSes; this version will not require updaters from this page.

Mac PPC users: With versions of the compiler since late 2011, support for PPC code was dropped. Because compiler updates usually improve compatibility with the newer systems, I am not attempting to maintain PPC updates after the early 2012 releases (should some critical problem emerge, I might revisit this--I do have a copy of the last PPC-capable compiler). This last version is distributed on the second printing DVDs. It will not be updated any further.

Windows users: In general, the updated versions of the programs may not run on pre-XP versions of Windows.

Version 2.0 of the Field Geophysical Software Suite accompanies a second printing of the text from mid-2015 (the newer version says "DVD" on the spine and cover of the book instead of "CD" and the sleeve for the software says 2015). It is not dramatically different from the last 1.x version posted here (the only large change is the replacement of updating via downloads from this page to updates within the app itself).Unfortunately the updating software I had been using fails to function under current OSes I have access to, so there won't be an update from the last 1.x versions here to 2.0. Updates after v2.0 will be done directly within each program (no more visiting this page to get downloads).

Version 2.1 of the software suite is available as an update from v2.0 versions (DVD distributions) of the codes. Just choose "Updates..." from the Help menu. Please let me know of any issues.

Updates/Changes from v2.0 to later versions:

Diffract
v2.1 adds the following:
Undo/redo now available
High-definition screens (Retina, HiDPI) should be properly supported
Minimum OS now Mac 10.9.5/Windows 7 SP1
GravMag
v2.1 adds the following:
Undo/redo now available
High-definition screens (Retina, HiDPI) should be properly supported
Significant figures choice now more rigorously enforced
Checkbox in Model Window to toggle on/off contribution from individual body
Gravity and magnetic data can have a name/ID.
Adding/deleting data points overhauled and more under user control.
Comment lines (starting with "#") ignored in text import.
Bodies in section window now somewhat transparent.
Minimum OS now Mac 10.9.5/Windows 7 SP1
Reflect
v2.1 adds the following:
Undo/redo now available
High-definition screens (Retina/HiDPI) should be properly supported
Warnings added when removing layers or geophones that you could lose data
Blank data entries remain blank on save/open cycle
Negative shot offsets allowed (so allows center shots)
Changing pulse width in Preferences enables the Update Times and Plot button
Show/hide points in plot window fixed and will hide error bars
Minimum OS now Mac 10.9.5/Windows 7 SP1
Refract
v2.1 adds the following:
Undo/redo now available
High-definition screens (Retina, HiDPI) should be properly supported
Delimited text import for data
Bug when printing plot or section fixed
Minimum OS now Mac 10.9.5/Windows 7 SP1
 
Resist
v2.1 adds the following:
Undo/redo now available
High-definition screens (Retina, HiDPI) should be properly supported
Error when adding a layer while using km scale fixed.
Minimum OS now Mac 10.9.5/Windows 7 SP1
 

Patches for pre-2.0 Windows version of GravMag, Refract, Resist:

Patches for pre-2.0 Mac versions of Field Geophysical Software Suite:

No updates will be available to go from v1 to v2 (this is a problem with the patch software, which is now obsolete)

Known issues:

All:

GravMag (v 1.0; most fixed in 1.0.14):

Refract: (most fixed in v1.1)

Resist:

Reflect:

Diffract:

The geophysical software suite is cross platform, behaving the same on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux OSes.


Please send mail to cjones@colorado.edu if you encounter any problems or have suggestions.

C. H. Jones | CIRES | Dept. of Geological Sciences | Univ. of Colorado at Boulder

Last modified at August 10, 2018 3:04 PM