Geocap 7.1.4 Release Notes

About this release

Release Date

Release distribution

Geocap 7.1.4 will be available from to all clients under paid maintenance agreement.  Please note that you will need a user account to access this page. If you do not already have one, send an email to:


To install a new license file see our FAQ page and the document Installing on Windows. You do not need a new license if you already have a working Geocap 7.0 license installed.

If you are installing a Geocap 7.x series release for the first time you will need to initialize the license as follows:

Windows 7: Start > All Programs > Geocap 7.1.x - xx  > Licensing and right-click Initialize 7.1, then click Run as Administrator

Windows 8.1: Start screen > Apps view > Search for 'Geocap'. Right-click Initialize 7.1, then click Run as Administrator

Windows 10: Start > All apps > Geocap 7.1.x - xx  > and right-click Initialize 7.1, then click Run as administrator.

Supported operating systems

Geocap 7.1.4 runs on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Both 32bit and 64bit versions of Geocap 7.1.4 are available. Both versions can be installed at the same time and projects can be used in both versions. In order to use the DataLink for ArcGIS you need to run the 32bit version. Consult this Microsoft support page to figure out which system type your are running on.

 Oil & Gas

Import > SEG-Y 3D:

  • Under the Advanced tab there's a new option to verify XY coordinate range. Reading coordinates outside user-defined range immediately halts reading of the SEG-Y file.

Specialized commands:

  • Adjust velocity cube to checkshots
  • Deviation velocity cube and wells
  • nav cut


  • Updated Reference Manual
  • Updated Articles

 DataLink for ArcGIS

ArcGIS 10.5 is now handled by the DataLink. Supported ArcGIS versions are 10.0 through 10.5.

Bug fixes

The following are issues with previous Geocap versions. These have been resolved in Version 7.1.4.

  • Command Cross section on trimmed grids: option "Trace from project" did not work properly.
  • Bookmarks in Reference Manual did not work.
  • Read color tables with extension .ctb.
  • Reading Multibeam format MB41 does not fail when reading longitudes greater than 90 degrees.
  • Script item linked to existing file gets filename listed under Properties.
  • Multibeam data handle navigation dataset with edited navigation lines.
  • Problems with getdatum and setcoordinatesystem for geodesy widget.
  • Command grp failed for trimming of existing Structured Points.
  • Convert to Seismic failed for Vertical Calibrated Images.
  • Problems with spike- and speed filter in Seafloor navigation processing.

Known issues

High DPI Displays have increased pixel density compared to standard DPI displays. They are known as 4K and the resolution is typically 3,840 x 2,160. The Geocap user interface is not compatible with 4K monitors; the user may experience tiny icons and squashed dialog items. We are committed to solving this issue in an upcoming release.

You may see the error message The license file does not have the feature: geocap 7.1. This is misleading as there are no 7.1 features for Geocap; the message indicates an invalid or uninitialized license. Existing Geocap users should be fine as the license for 7.1 continues unchanged for Geocap 7.1.4.