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Geotest = geoelectrical data acquisition software

GeoTest is a software for controling geoelectric equipment in combination with many electrodes. This type of geoelectric measurement is called "Multielectrode Geoelectrics". Using two-dimensional or three-dimensional inversion techniques additionally for evaluation, this method is known as "Geoelectric Tomography".

GeoTest runs on desktop or notebook PCs with Windows operating systems. The hardware specifications are not critical. Depending on the kind of geoelectrical equipment, specific interfaces (RS232, USB) are needed.

Hardware

GeoTest supports hardware manufactured by “LGM - Lippmann Geophysical Equipment”:

  • 4-point light hp / 4-point light 10W: a high power, low cost induced polarization earth resistivity meter in a small package: for Schlumberger soundings up to L/2 = 1 km; for mapping, monitoring, geoelectric tomography, lab work, induced polarization measurements, archeology
  • ActEle: active electrodes for electrical resistivity tomography with direct interface for 4point light hp / 10W. Can be used to upgrade existing earth resistivity meters to state-of-the-art tomography systems.
    Supports up to 255 electrodes for profiling lengths up to appr. 1000 m.

Interpretation of data

We recommend the inversion software Res2DInv and Res3DInv for interpretation of geoelectric tomography measurements.

  • Res2DInv supports 2-dimensional depth sections.
  • the “Res2DInv only” license includes limited use of the Res3DInv 3D inversion program
  • Res3DInv supports 3-dimensional investigations
  • Supports on land, underwater and cross-borehole surveys
  • Supports the Wenner (alpha,beta,gamma), Wenner-Schlumberger, pole-pole, pole-dipole, inline dipole-dipole, equatorial dipole-dipole and non-conventional arrays.
  • Supports exact geometry factors in case of 2-electrode or 3-electrode configurations
  • Supports exact and approximate least-squares optimisation methods
  • Supports smooth and sharp contrasts inversions
  • Supports up to 16000 electrodes and 21000 data points on computers with 1GB RAM
  • Seamless inversion of very long survey lines using sparse inversion techniques
  • Supports topography

Price of the software and licence policy

  • 1 licence = 1200 EUR.
    This fee includes the licence for using Geotest in combination with one geoelectric measurement device.
    The user may install Geotest on more than one computer without an additional charge.
    Future updates of Geotest will be available without additional charges by download from our website.
  • Registration: Each computer running Geotest must be registered.
    Registration is done by delivering a software key by default.
    Alternatively, an optional hardware key (USB dongle, 80 EUR) may be used.
  • additional licence = 600 EUR
    This fee is for the 2nd or following licence. Each geoelectrical device needs an own Geotest licence. Example: if the user has 2 geoelectrical devices, he also needs 2 Geotest licences.

We can offer interesting packages:

  • Complete package for state-of-the-art Geoelectrical Tomography consting of:
    - hardware: 4-point light hp + ActEle (up to 255 electrodes) and
    - measurement software GeoTest and
    - Inversion software ResXDInv
  • Software package consisting of
    - measurement software GeoTest and
    - Inversion software ResXDInv

Interested? Please ask us.