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Leapfrog Geo 5.1 is the first phase in providing you with significant efficiency and usability performance advances,

including the new upgraded Points Database which enables you to smoothly import much larger datasets, perform calculations and apply filters in a new way.

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[00:00:03.557]<v Instructor>Welcome to Leapfrog Geo 5.1.</v>

[00:00:06.490]In this video, we will give you a quick tour

[00:00:09.010]of the latest release features.

[00:00:11.537]Leapfrog Geo 5.1 builds upon the integration

[00:00:14.680]and functionality improvements we’ve seen

[00:00:16.840]in the past few releases.

[00:00:19.120]Continued enhancements in performance,

[00:00:21.210]software interoperability,

[00:00:23.160]and overall usability are the focus of this release.

[00:00:26.620]The features and functionality mentioned in this video

[00:00:29.550]are covered in more detail

[00:00:31.140]in the Leapfrog Geo Online training content hand in help.

[00:00:35.350]Let’s take a look now at the new features

[00:00:37.360]in Leapfrog Geo 5.1.

[00:00:40.790]We are committed to enhancing your user experience

[00:00:43.250]and expanding your modeling possibilities

[00:00:45.290]with every new release.

[00:00:47.030]Points in leapfrog Geo 5.1 have been upgraded

[00:00:50.450]to import significantly faster,

[00:00:52.720]take up less disc space,

[00:00:54.610]all while providing powerful new query filtering

[00:00:57.450]and calculated columns.

[00:00:59.460]These new capabilities not only allow you

[00:01:01.710]to more easily import, reload, append,

[00:01:04.920]and visualize larger point datasets

[00:01:07.550]such as LIDAR topography clouds,

[00:01:10.610]you’re also now able to complete dynamic workflows

[00:01:13.700]entirely within Leapfrog Geo

[00:01:15.940]that have previously relied on pre-processing

[00:01:18.630]outside of Leapfrog.

[00:01:20.730]While you won’t see any significant change

[00:01:22.850]in the points object in Leapfrog,

[00:01:25.020]you will definitely notice the speed improvements

[00:01:27.280]when loading and manipulating point data.

[00:01:30.130]Here’s an example of importing

[00:01:31.750]a test point file containing 7.2 million points,

[00:01:35.900]with 18 numeric columns and one text column.

[00:01:40.110]With the previous version of Leapfrog,

[00:01:42.160]it would take about 48 minutes to import the file.

[00:01:45.570]But with Geo 5.1,

[00:01:47.300]the file imports in just over four minutes.

[00:01:51.251]The same calculation and filter functionality

[00:01:54.060]you’re familiar with in the block models

[00:01:56.250]is now also available on imported points.

[00:02:01.520]We’ve also made some helpful improvements

[00:02:03.590]to our cross section tool.

[00:02:05.740]Down hole depth markers can now be displayed

[00:02:07.990]on your cross section layouts

[00:02:09.550]to help you communicate the depth of key targets

[00:02:12.060]and other important down hole features.

[00:02:15.020]Flexible presentation options are available,

[00:02:17.680]including the ability to show labels

[00:02:19.710]perpendicular to the trace or inclined down hole,

[00:02:23.271]and the ability to adjust label location

[00:02:25.240]to avoid overlapping labels.

[00:02:27.770]We are working hard to continually improve

[00:02:30.430]your modeling efficiency.

[00:02:32.590]To help you save some valuable time,

[00:02:34.790]you can now batch import multiple images,

[00:02:37.760]like a series of map tiles,

[00:02:39.550]quickly and easily by simply dragging and dropping them

[00:02:42.480]into the GIS data, maps and photos folder.

[00:02:46.180]Similarly, for cross section images,

[00:02:48.870]you can simply drag and drop the images into the

[00:02:51.390]cross-sections in contours folder.

[00:02:58.390]If your images are already georeferenced,

[00:03:00.880]they will be imported using

[00:03:02.190]these associated geographic coordinates.

[00:03:05.060]If however, your images aren’t here referenced yet,

[00:03:08.450]you need to open each one under its respective folder,

[00:03:11.470]and add the reference information in the usual way.

[00:03:16.240]Be aware that the images will batch import,

[00:03:18.960]even if they don’t contain your georeferencing data.

[00:03:21.840]But if you didn’t seen,

[00:03:22.990]they will display outside your coordinate range

[00:03:25.630]at a 0,0,0 origin point

[00:03:28.570]until the georeferencing information has been

[00:03:30.700]updated appropriately.

[00:03:33.120]Leapfrog Geo 5.1 also sees some

[00:03:35.940]improvements to its demerit compositing functionality.

[00:03:39.930]Compositing is a length weighted averaging process for

[00:03:42.790]creating samples of equal support or length,

[00:03:46.130]from irregular sampling intervals.

[00:03:49.090]Ideally, only added variables

[00:03:51.360]should be directly averaged.

[00:03:53.800]Grade, which is a ratio of metal content

[00:03:55.890]to mass is not additive.

[00:03:58.630]And length weighted averaging of grade variables

[00:04:01.550]does not necessarily produce the correct average grade.

[00:04:05.360]This is an important consideration for those

[00:04:07.320]of you working with base metals,

[00:04:09.140]where there’s often a strong relationship

[00:04:11.200]between grade and density.

[00:04:13.630]For commodities like gold, where the relationship

[00:04:16.520]of grades and density is often weaker,

[00:04:19.060]density can be safely ignored.

[00:04:21.770]This release sees the addition of weighting to compositing.

[00:04:26.130]A dropdown has been added

[00:04:27.760]to allow you to select a column for example, density values,

[00:04:31.440]which are then used as an additional weighting item

[00:04:34.450]in the composite grade calculation.

[00:04:37.550]The column containing density values must be fully informed.

[00:04:41.220]If there are any uninformed interval,

[00:04:43.570]you’ll be directed to the fixed errors dialogue

[00:04:46.150]in order to define how missing intervals should be treated.

[00:04:52.850]You can now also specify a minimum coverage

[00:04:55.730]when handling residual and blank steering compositing

[00:04:59.280]expressed as a percentage of the interval length.

[00:05:02.830]This may result in the retention of residual intervals

[00:05:05.910]that were previously discarded,

[00:05:07.640]when numeric composite is reprocessed.

[00:05:11.970]Performance improvements have been made

[00:05:13.840]throughout Leapfrog Geo to help you save more time.

[00:05:17.560]These improvements reduce the processing time

[00:05:19.730]for numeric interpolants and mesh interpolants,

[00:05:22.640]as well as reducing the processing time

[00:05:24.710]for evaluating models on serial sections

[00:05:27.610]making you more productive than ever

[00:05:29.550]when maintaining geological or numeric models

[00:05:32.310]with dynamically linked cross sections.

[00:05:34.930]Also, provided you have sufficient hardware,

[00:05:37.980]you are now able to utilize additional processing cores.

[00:05:42.040]It’s important to note, however,

[00:05:43.630]that you shouldn’t enable more cores

[00:05:45.690]than your hardware supports

[00:05:46.890]as this will actually slow down processing.

[00:05:50.640]As we recognize the importance

[00:05:52.210]of seamless software interoperability,

[00:05:54.520]we continue to develop new integration functionality.

[00:05:58.530]Leapfrog Geo 5.1 introduces a couple of new ways

[00:06:01.970]for integrating newly supported data types

[00:06:04.350]and formats into a project.

[00:06:06.930]Due physicists working in a Oasis montaj

[00:06:09.930]can now publish their geophysical grids

[00:06:12.020]directly to the central data room.

[00:06:14.830]These grids can then be loaded directly

[00:06:16.840]into your Geo project from the central data room

[00:06:19.890]to enable smooth data transfers among project collaborators.

[00:06:27.298]If you don’t have access to central, don’t forget.

[00:06:30.068]You can use the OMF to import geophysical grades

[00:06:34.537]in geological surfaces from other software packages

[00:06:38.150]into Leapfrog Geo.

[00:06:40.300]In addition to improved integration with geophysical data,

[00:06:43.680]Geo 5.1 also offers improvements to the visualization

[00:06:47.530]of geochemical data through our

[00:06:49.370]Leapfrog ioGAS live link.

[00:06:52.180]In 2019, ioGAS introduced new shapes

[00:06:55.360]into their attribute manager

[00:06:57.270]and these shapes are now also available

[00:06:59.380]in Leapfrog Geo 5.1.

[00:07:01.860]Geo 5.1 introduces a new folder

[00:07:04.760]into the project tree.

[00:07:06.440]A designs folder.

[00:07:08.640]CAD data from mine planning applications

[00:07:11.450]can be imported into this new designs folder.

[00:07:14.830]Format support include the familiar DXF,

[00:07:18.070]along with DGN,

[00:07:19.740]DWG and LandXML formats.

[00:07:23.350]This folder provides a convenient place to organize

[00:07:26.230]and manage data such as mine designs for pits,

[00:07:29.620]underground layouts, and stopes and mapping generated

[00:07:33.120]from field mapping applications such as with Geo tools.

[00:07:37.550]Data can be moved into position by using drag handles

[00:07:41.320]and files can be reloaded when new updates are available.

[00:07:46.020]For those using Seequent Central,

[00:07:48.100]this latest release offer some great enhancements.

[00:07:51.290]We now have notifications.

[00:07:53.300]Actively collaborate on your projects,

[00:07:55.200]using notifications.

[00:07:57.210]The new service alerts you to events

[00:07:59.410]and activities happening in your projects,

[00:08:01.720]allowing you to know when critical work has occurred.

[00:08:05.130]Notifications can be viewed in the central portal,

[00:08:08.270]or delivered to your email.

[00:08:10.530]In the portal, you can change your notification preferences.

[00:08:14.490]Choose the activities and mode

[00:08:16.270]of notification that you want,

[00:08:18.400]email or in app,

[00:08:20.140]as well as the projects you want

[00:08:21.620]to receive notifications about.

[00:08:25.835]We’ve also made improvements to the data room

[00:08:27.840]based on user feedback.

[00:08:30.030]You can now move files and folders

[00:08:31.930]with data project to better organize your data.

[00:08:35.270]File folders can now be uploaded to the data room

[00:08:38.010]by drag and drop.

[00:08:39.820]These uploads are no longer limited by file size.

[00:08:44.380]Lastly, each project now has a recycling bin,

[00:08:47.010]which enables a softer delete process.

[00:08:49.780]Files mistakenly removed can now be restored

[00:08:52.130]by a user with owner permissions.

[00:08:55.050]The central projects tab in both Leapfrog

[00:08:57.300]and Central Browser,

[00:08:58.400]now has a new refresh button.

[00:09:01.460]There are a couple of your object types

[00:09:03.060]that can now be published essential,

[00:09:05.030]interval midpoints and guide points.

[00:09:08.260]To facilitate the Leapfrog and Central upgrade process,

[00:09:11.500]Central now offers forward compatibility,

[00:09:14.500]meaning that you’ll now be able to use the latest version

[00:09:17.090]of Leapfrog prior to Central being upgraded.

[00:09:20.860]Before we wrap up this video,

[00:09:22.410]I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you a bit about the

[00:09:25.170]extensive ongoing project our development team has been

[00:09:28.040]working on for the past several months.

[00:09:30.410]Well, the full extent of this work

[00:09:31.900]is not yet ready to be released.

[00:09:33.750]Leapfrog Geo 5.1 represents the first phase

[00:09:36.840]of providing you with significant performance advances,

[00:09:40.610]seequent committed to the long-term future

[00:09:42.860]of the Leapfrog suite of products.

[00:09:44.780]With this in mind,

[00:09:45.720]we regularly undertake fundamental improvements

[00:09:48.370]and upgrades to our code base.

[00:09:50.910]As Python 2, one of the development languages

[00:09:53.710]on which Leapfrog is based,

[00:09:55.280]has reached the end of its life.

[00:09:57.270]We have dedicated significant resources to migrating the

[00:10:00.210]code base to Python 3 over the past several months.

[00:10:05.290]As part of this,

[00:10:06.123]we are also making improvements

[00:10:07.420]to the architecture of our user interface layer,

[00:10:10.110]changing our user interface toolkit,

[00:10:12.100]from GTK2 to QT.

[00:10:15.130]While the way you interact with in modeling Leapfrog

[00:10:17.740]will remain the same.

[00:10:19.370]You will primarily notice these changes

[00:10:21.390]in the visual appearance of Geo.

[00:10:24.500]Under the hood, these changes set us up

[00:10:26.940]to continue our development of

[00:10:28.370]modeling functionality into the future.

[00:10:31.370]As I mentioned earlier, this work is not yet complete,

[00:10:34.340]but we expect that you will see

[00:10:35.570]these changes in our Autumn 2020 release.

[00:10:39.170]For more information about any of these

[00:10:41.130]Leapfrog Geo features,

[00:10:42.650]checkout the following resources,

[00:10:44.380]or contact your local Seequent Office.

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