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ArcGIS version

Ground Model version

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ArcGIS Pro 3.0/3.1/3.2


ArcGIS Pro 3.0/3.1/3.2


Ground Model 2.1.15

 Release date 23.04.2024

This fixes several VDS-related issues. An upgrade is strongly recommended.


 New features

  • General

    • Improved error message handling

    • Zoom to in TOC also works for log viewer

    • Azure connections have been temporarily removed, only AWS is currently supported

    • Loading the Geocap viewer from non-default location will give a warning in the message pane.

    • Various issue related to new 10Duke 4.0 upgrade has been fixed. Login will go directly to browser and back without the intervening dialog

    • Browser URL moved from project settings to app settings

    • The URL used by the Geocap viewer can be set: Go to Project -> Options -> Ground Model and modify the viewer URL. Note that this is mostly used for debugging purposes. You are advised to use the default version for regular use.


  • Seismic

    • SEGY scanner works again with local files and AWS

    • The SEG-Y to VDS panel now includes a Quick Scan. This will perform basic testing of various properties of the SEG-Y file.

    • SEG-Y scanner has a Statistics pane for showing results from scanning traceheaders

    • The SEG-Y scanner now supports navigating to a trace by entering the trace number directly and pressing Enter.

    • When creating features from VDS the textual header will be properly auto-detect for EBCDIC vs ASCII before being written to the feature class.

    • Seismic 2D window update: It is now not possible to pan out of seismic extent in the x direction.

    • Various VDS tasks that involve multiple files are grouped as one task in the Job Manager instead of one pr file. This makes it easier to cancel operations that involve many files.

    • Fixed error that would occur when performing multiple writes to file geodatabase when creating features from multiple VDS files.

    • When converting SEGY files to VDS options for resolving the case where target VDS file exists has been added.



  • AGS display now handles GDB located on a shared disk with \.. path convention

  • Line representation of Seismic 2D window in Map will now handle multiple traces with identical coordinates at end of line. This could lead to navigation coordinates ending up at (0, 0)

  • Measure line used for measuring distances in 2D and 3D viewer now works again.

  • A modified colortable is now displayed correctly on first display in seismic 2D viewer.

  • Clicking Geocap logo now points to our url using https:, not http:

  • vds files created in cloud now get the correct extension “.vds”

Known issues

  • The 10Duke login may complain that noLicenseFound. The workaround is to release the license and then sign in again.

 This release uses web client geocap.3.0.49.js

Ground Model 2.1.10

Release date 21.03.2024

This release contains several improvements and bugfixes. An upgrade is recommended.

  •   A new job manager lists long running background tasks along with system message output. Access this by clicking the Messages button in the toolbar. Currently only VDS-related tasks are listed.

  • SEG-Y scanner

    • The layout has been improved to optimize space better regardless of window size

    • The map preview now has a coordinate scalar override. To properly set this disable the Apply Scalar settings in the scanner and enter the desired scale factor. Note that this number is multiplied as-is with the coordinates , ie. it does not use the 1, 10, 100, etc SEG-Y convention.

  • Part of the toolbar has been redesigned to have some buttons moved to pulldown menus.

  • Better support for little-endian SEG-Y files

  • Color Legend checkbox is added to the Ground Model's ribbon. It allows to show/hide a color legend in 3D Scene

  • Improved switching among Color Legends in Ground Model. The user can display a color legend of a seismic data without turning off previously displayed color legend


Bug fixes

  • Removing a layer in ArcGIS Pro' contents updates displayed data in Ground Model

  • Reformatted and made consistent notifications in web client and messages in Ground Model

  • Bugfix in TOC, when features are added on non expanded layers. (for example seismic interpretation)

  • Bugfix in Seismic 3D VDS -> features. Features are now added with correct ZUnitName

  • Bugfix in listening to edit signals /row modified events from PRO.

  • Bugfix in histogram map range calculation. Fixes waterfilter-bug (for seismic with histograms with most samples at the center/near zero )

This release uses web client 3.0.44 

Ground Model 2.1.7

Release date 05.03.2024

This release contains several bugfixes and improvements. Updating is recommended.

Note: Several of these improvements pertain to both Ground Model and the web client

  • AGS items in the TOC now have the so-called description as part of the name, so instead of "GEOL" the full term "GEOL - Field Geological Descriptions" is used. This applies to both AGS tables (groups) and columns (headers)

  • Improvements on Seismic Auto-tracking. Autotracker will now track weak reflectors better. 

Ground Model 2.1.6

Release date 28.02.2024

  • Seismic interpretation : Initial version of seismic interpretation autotracking, various bugfixes

  •   AGS

    • New tool : AGS Format Checker. This tool will validate an AGS file with respect to v. 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.1 or v. 4.1.1 of the AGS standard.

    • The AGS Reader will now also perform validation. By default warnings will not be displayed. Check the Ignore AGS 4 check errors button to have errors displayed in full. Note that most AGS files will deviate in some way from the standard and still be readable by Geocap.

    • More robust handling of AGS files version 4.0.x that do not have a _BASE column 

  • VDS

    • The SEG_Y to VDS panel's Reset button will not remove non-default rows, not just reset the values.

    • The compression setting now has an associated help button.

    • Volume to features now works for VDS files created by Petrel

This release uses the web client 3.0.40

Ground Model 2.1.4

Release date 01.02.2024

This release fixes a bug that casued the SEG-Y scanner to crash for large 3D cubes.

Ground Model 2.1.3

Release date 26.01.2024

New features include:

  • SEG-Y scanner now has full support for LagTime and MuteTime fields in SEG-Y files

  • SEG-Y fields related to time and date of survey (157 to 168) are now included in the SEG-Y scanner

  • SEG-Y to VDS conversions are now performed as a background task, meaning you can continue to use Pro for other tasks while the conversion job is running. That includes starting new SEG-Y to VDS conversion jobs. Note that there is currently no way to manage, view or cancel these jobs once started, other than monitoring the output folder. A popup dialog will appear when all files have been converted.

This release uses web client 3.0.37

Ground Model 2.1.2

Release date 23.01.2024

This release contains numerous bugfixes and improvements. An upgrade is recommended.

New features

  • SEG-Y to VDS import now lets you set sample interval units to ms, m or ft

  • Seismic interpretation bugfixes:

    • Removed point display of interpretation intersecting same seismic line in 2D.

    • Removed auto select of new features when interpreting a new seismic line.

  • You may now choose whether to save the Geocap Scene with the ArcGIS Pro project or not. Having the Geocap Scene as part of the project lets you easily re-create the previous Ground Model configuration, but if you prefer to start with a clean slate for simplicity. To set this:

    • In ArcGIS Pro go to Project -> Options -> Ground Model and adjust the Save scene with project setting.


  • SEG-Y to VDS import using multiple files are now processed in batches to avoid CPU overload when importing excessively many files.

  • Arcgis Pro can now display VDS seismic from arcgis online, or a server without SOE, If it has access to the VDS files in the cloud.

  • Fixed yellow border bug on active window

  • Bug related to seismic settings

Known issues

  • Paths used when involving SEG-Y/VDS should not have whitespace

Ground Model 2.1.0

Release date 12.01.2024

This release is the first in the 2.1 series and contains notable improvements. An upgrade is recommended

  • Cloud support.

    • Use the cloud browser to convert SEGY and VDS files directly from the cloud.

    • Visualize VDS files from the cloud

    • The SEG-Y scanner now operates directly on SEG-Y files in the cloud

  • Seismic settings

    • Toggle seismic navigation lines

  • Geocap Table of Contents

    • Improved logic when checking items to display feature layers and other data + bugfixes related to this

  • Well log display

    • AGS and LAS Well logs will now display in colors, with constant size, in 2D and 3D window

Ground Model 2.0.25

Release date 22.12.2023

This release brings various new features and bugfixes. An update is recommended.

New features:

  • Seismic navigation not shown by default

  • New tool: Intersect Features With Surfaces (Beta)

  • Seismic interpretation speedup. Interpreting seismic will now not be slow when interpreting many lines.

  • Improved zoom to for Petrel logs. It is now possible to double click to set focus point on petrel logs

  • Support for discrete Petrel logs

  • Cloud browser. A preview of the Cloud Browser is now included. Connect to S3 or Azure using SAS strings or . Right-click SEGY files to scan or import to VDS. You can also right-click the resulting VDS file (numeric id folder) to convert features.

  • The SEG-Y scanner now supports scanning SEG-Y files in the cloud.


  • Z scale is now remembered in log viewer.

  • Petrel wells can now be displayed with different logs in different windows.

  • The seismic 3D section slider would have wrong sizing, which is now fixed.

Ground Model 2.0.24

Release date 22.11.2023

  • Support for UNC paths in seismic feature class.

  • Made for Pro 3.1 and 3.2

Ground Model 2.0.23

Release date 08.11.2023

  • Support for Petrel wells and logs

  • Added option for livetrace polygon outline when creating feature from 3D seismics

  • SEGY to VDS : Support for coordinate scalar override (byte position 71). This value will be multiplied as-is with the coordinates, ie the SEG-Y convention of -10 meaning 0.1 etc is not used.

  • The layout of VDS-related menus have been modified to improve vertical spacing

  • The LAS import tool now supports elevation - use either a header mnemonic in the file or enter an explicit value.

  • LAS wells and AGS boreholes shown in 2D and 3D will now show labels corresponding to the well name.

  • Toolbox files are re-ordered which makes tools available as arcpy command. + maybe reduces “tool failed to open” bug

  • It is now possible to specify which raster bands should be used as RGB for rasters with multiple bands

  • New tool Create Seismic Interpretation from Raster creates a new seismic interpretation feature class from an existing surface raster and seismic 2D lines.

  • Well log labels are now removed from 2D/3D view when cursor leaves log viewer window.

  • The Geocap viewer is initialized with the same spatial reference as that of the ArcGIS Pro map it is based upon. If the spatial reference of the map is later changed the viewer will automatically be updated.

This release uses web client 3.0.29


Ground Model 2.0.15

Release date 18.09.2023

This is the first release with a working version of VDS import and visualization. It should be considered Beta.


  • Create an empty target feature class using the Create Seismic Feature Class tool

  • Import SEGY 2D/3D to VDS by clicking the SEG-Y to VDS button. NOTE : Ensure that the 'ensemble' fields header values point to valid X, Y coordinate fields in the headers. VDS uses this to create the geometry.

  • Use VDS 2D to Features for 2D or Seismic Volume to Features for 3D to import the VDS file to the feature class you created

  • Visualize or publish the result using the conventional seismic workflow in Ground Model.

Known issues:

  • Only compression = None is fully supported in this release.

  • Cloud support is experimental

  • Remaining cosmetic GUI improvements.

This release uses web client 3.0.20

Ground Model 2.0.13

Release date 06.09.2023

This release contains significant performance improvements and bugfixes. An upgrade is recommended.

  • Features in feature layers are not automatically displayed in the TOC. This is to improve performance when loading feature layers with many features. Feature layers in the Geocap TOC are now similar to feature layers in the ArcGIS TOC, ie just the layer is displayed and the whole layer is turned on/off. Also select a feature in the map will display the whole layer. To view individual features in the TOC use the Expand Features entry in the right-click menu.

  • Various raster operations ask for raster stats only when needed, also improving performance.

  • Performance of display of multipoints has been improved.

  • The AGS reader now keeps measurements that are missing _BASE values. They will now keep the TOP value as a single entry. Previous versions would either flag an error (CANCEL) or SKIP the line.

  • Bugs related to restoring AGS scenes have been fixed.

  • General performance improvements related to adding data from map.

Known issues :

  • Scenes with multiple logviewer windows do not restore correctly.

  • Autoloading of scenes require more testing.


Release date: 06.07.2023

  • Ground Model now remembers your last viewed position when you save a project. When you reopen the project, it automatically resumes from the same view,

  • Issues related to toolbar icons when using dark mode have been addressed.

  • Seismic settings can now be customized and fine-tuned on survey level.


Release date: 12.06.2023


Release date: 29.11.2022

New features:

  • A new cloud-based licensing system has been implemented. See documentation for more information.

  • A new Copy Seismic Rasters tool makes it easy to copy rasters from/to a gdb or file folder

  • Rasters with alpha channel (opacity) is now supported

  • Clicking a map also activates the corresponding Geocap viewer

  • The selection cursor is now more visible and contains more information.

  • Labels are now supported for all geometry types.

  • AGS

    • The AGS reader has seen several improvements that make it easier to track down issues in the AGS file itself. The reader will now report more exact information on the location in the file that is causing problems.

    • You can now choose which columns in the LOCA group will be used as (X, Y ) coordinates. Most files use the NATN/NATE columns but some use the LOCX/LOCY pairs.

    • The reader now lets you determine what action to take if coordinates or values are missing, such as cancelling the import, skip values etc.

    • Ability to detect top/base columns dynamically also for user-defined groups defined in the DICT table that fall outside the standard schema.

    • The viewer/table-of-contents will not perform a query on tables for which a given log (LOCA_ID) does not exist, which improves performance and leads to less clutter in the TOC.

    • The viewer will automatically adjust column widths also for columns that show curve data. This is required when the LOCA_ID log name is wider than usual

    • Cursor tracking in the viewer is now supported also for interval-style logs like interpretations, not just curve-style logs.

  • Seismics

    • The SEG-Y reader now supports SEG-Y files with integer-based sample values (SEG-Y data format code 2)

    • SEG-Y supports using source elevation depth as navigation Z and setting any type of sample interval unit to override default microseconds.

    • SEG-Y reader creates feature classes of SchemaVersion4, where sample interval and sample unit are copied as-is from SEG-Y file.

    • SEG-Y reader supports appending to existing feature class (tip: Just paste path to FC into the "target workspace" field and press Tab

    • SEG-Y reader supports Lag time A and B

    • SEG-Y reader supports different sample units both in depth and time

    • SEG-Y scanner supports mute start /end time

Bugfixes since previous release:

  • Ground Model no longer crashes if exited without creating a TOC

  • Ground Model no longer crashes when switching to map with hidden Geocap viewer.

  • Measuring tool now working in 2D viewer

  • Horizon intersection properly displayed in 2D Scene

  • Horizon intersection is shown in the log viewer

  • Z-scale updates correctly according to active scene

  • Buffer clip data correctly displayed in Geocap TOC

  • Occasional seismic LOD 3D scene update fail fixed

  • Correct Z values in 2D scene for data draped over a grid (e.g Sidescan, set elevation=bathymetry)

  • Missing raster histogram/stats working

  • Stability improvements

  • TOC handling improved, including fixed issues with disappearing TOC

  • Performing buffer clipping does not remove any existing data in the TOC. Remove manually before clipping if needed

  • Histogram is recalculated if the user sets up 8- or 16-bit raster output

  • Buttons grayed out in the toolbar are now accessible

  • Z-value supported also for point symbols

  • 2D seismic cursor shown in map after map rename

  • Special characters handled in data path

  • The previous versions of the AGS reader misinterpreted the top-bottom columns for certain groups having SAMP_TOP + SPEC_DPTH columns. Specifically the SAMP_TOP/SPEC_DPTH values were used instead of SPEC_DPTH/SPEC_BASE. This would to error in the resulting geometry. The new version of the AGS reader fixes this and as noted above is also able to detect top/bottom intervals for user defined. Currently the only way to fix this is to re-import the AGS files. We may soon provide a tool that repairs geometry in feature classes for AGS files that have been imported. This error only applies to a subset of the interval-style tables that typically have interpretations etc within a top/bottom interval, not the scalar-measurement class of tables that show up as curves in the display.

  • SEG-Y reader. When reading 16- or 8 -bit seismics the histogram would still be keeping the 32-bit statistics leading to color mismatch during display. This is now recalculated correctly. To fix this either re-import or repair using the Update Seismic Histogram tool. Note that this tool will take a while. This only applies to 16-bit or 8-bit imports, not the usual 32-bit float.


Release date: 14.10.2022

Bug-fix release


Release date: 04.10.2022
Bug-fix release


Release date: 17.08.2022
Bug-fix release


Release date: 13.05.2022
The first official release