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Datamine Discover is the desktop Geographical Information System (GIS) designed especially for the geosciences, providing the tools to effectively compile, visualise, analyse and map spatial geoscience data.

Datamine Discover

Datamine Discover is the desktop Geographical Information System (GIS) designed especially for the geosciences, providing the tools to effectively compile, visualise, analyse and map spatial geoscience data.

Since its release in 1994, Discover with MapInfo Professional has become the GIS of choice for geologists, environmental scientists, cartographers, exploration managers and database administrators.


  • build geological datasets
  • produce high-quality scaled geological maps, with titleblocks, map grids, legends, structural symbols, etc
  • compile drillhole data and create cross-sections, plans and logs
  • create, filter, contour, profile, manipulate, colour and analyse gridded surfaces
  • analyse and visualise geochemical data
  • rectify unprojected raster images
  • create graphs with maintained spatial links for interactive analysis
  • enhance your GIS productivity via an extensive range of data, object, table and map windows utilities
  • connect to other geological systems, databases and file formats
  • control the MapInfo Professional workspace with a real-time, enhanced layer control
  • produce exploration tenement applications (Australia only)
  • optionally display your GIS data in 3D (Discover 3D)
  • integrate with a field GIS (Discover Mobile)

Datamine Discover 3D

DatamineDiscover 3D for MapInfo Professional is the first fully integrated 3D GIS solution for the resource sector.

Built on top of the functionality and power of the award-winning Datamine Discover, Discover 3D turns the 2D environment into a full 3D GIS system.

Accurately visualise and analyse all of your datasets in the Discover 3D environment. Then interpret, digitize and model them to examine and test trends, potential extensions, offsets and targets.


  • fully integrated with Datamine Discover and MapInfo Professional
  • real-time 3D navigation via the mouse or SpaceNavigator(tm)
  • fly-through movie creation and playback
  • extensive industry format support, allowing the visualisation and manipulation of data such as gridded surfaces, vectors objects, voxel models and raster images
  • visualise and analyse drillhole projects in 3D in detail, including colour and thickness modulation display controls, 2D section boundary display, live downhole data interrogation, etc
  • dynamic drillhole planning and targetting
  • extensive powerful modelling and gridding capabilities

These modelling and gridding capabilities include:

  • extrusion of simple objects to create fault planes, stratigraphic boundaries, etc
  • digitize interpretations directly in 3D, including snapping precisely to drillhole intervals
  • wireframing between objects (including tieline support) to build triangulated surfaces and solids
  • interpolation between 3D objects to create smooth gridded surfaces
  • 3D block modelling (3D gridding) to create and manipulate voxel models
  • model refinement and experimentation with Discover 3D's advanced editing functionality, e.g. cutting or intersecting one model with another, elastically reshaping regions within a solid, combining multiple models, etc

Discover 3D offers a versatile data integration environment which will not only raise the productivity of your multidisciplinary project teams but also provide them with a new platform to stimulate discussion, enrich exploration strategies and contribute to exploration success.


Discover Mobile

Datamine Discover Mobile, the companion to Datamine Discover for MapInfo Professional, now makes it easier than ever before to capture GIS data in the field. You can take your digital maps and images wherever you go.

Discover Mobile is GPS enabled and can be used for in-field data capture, sample logging, mapping and navigation.


  • simple transfer of data between devices
  • simple GPS connection and support
  • easy to use with intuitive user interface using toolbars and menus
  • basic file maintenance with files fully compatible with MapInfo Professional
  • Geoset saving for restoring sessions
  • interactive location and distance measurement tools
  • support for field-portable XRF-measurement devices
  • comprehensive navigation tools for control of the screen display

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