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Frequently Asked Questions for Visible Geology users

Why has Seequent created a new Visible Geology?

Seequent is passionate about supporting the earth sciences. Around the globe, earth scientists are at the forefront of building a collective understanding of the earth. We understand how important the study of earth-related sciences is to the future of our planet, and we need graduates from these courses more than ever – but enrolments are falling. As one of the oldest and most fundamental natural sciences, geology plays a crucial role in nearly all interactions humans have with the planet. That’s why we’ve used our digital expertise to redesign and rebuild Visible Geology with a leading entertainment studio.  

Visible Geology introduces young minds to the fundamental concepts of geology in an innovative and engaging way. It strives to make it easier for educators to demonstrate basic geological concepts by moving beyond the traditional 2D and paper-based examples and embracing the advancing digital methods of teaching, in a way that’s visual, interactive and engaging for students.  

We recognise the enthusiasm many educators and students already have for Visible Geology, so it’s our mission to invest in it, modernise it, and leverage it as a powerful tool to help ignite the passion of future earth scientists.  

When will the new Visible Geology be available?

The new Visible Geology is available now! Access it here

Does the new Visible Geology have the same capabilities as before?

The new Visible Geology retains its core features and workflows, but these have been transformed to make modelling quicker, more flexible, and easier to understand. Educators and students have been consulted throughout the redesign and the new Visible Geology is now powered by a modern gaming engine, revitalising the much-loved tool.

In the new Visible Geology, you can

  • Experiment with tilts, faults, and folds plus newly developed intrusion and deformation events.
  • Apply custom topographies to interrogate the geology. Raise mountains and erode deep valleys all in a few clicks.
  • Visualise and plot stereonets like never before.
  • Visualise and interrogate the principles of apparent dip
  • Create profiles, save and share your models, and build groups and assignments

Learn more about the new Visible Geology here, and explore our help and resources page for tips on making the most of the tool.

Will my saved work be migrated over to the new Visible Geology?

Your saved work in the current version of Visible Geology will not migrate to the new application.  

You will have until the current version of Visible Geology is retired on 15 July 2024  to access your saved work.   

Rest assured, the new Visible Geology will provide much better features and functionality. It will be quick and easy to re-build any classroom work as every tool is easier to use, more flexible and more powerful than before.  

When will the existing Visible Geology be retired?

The old version of Visible Geology will be retired on July 15 2024.

Will Visible Geology remain free?

Yes. Visible Geology is Seequent’s contribution to the earth science community and it will remain free and accessible for all.  

How can I help raise awareness for Visible Geology to empower the next generation of earth scientists?

Help us get Visible Geology in the hands of earth science students and school students who may not have considered the earth sciences as a career – and inspire and empower the next generation. Access our Ambassadors Toolkit to learn more about how you can help.

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