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Title: Open Plot Project: an open-source toolkit for 3-D structural data analysis.
Author: Tavani, Stefano
Arbués, Pau
Snidero, Marco
Carrera García de Cortázar, Núria
Muñoz, J. A.
Keywords: Visualització tridimensional
Three-dimensional display systems
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Abstract: In this work we present the Open Plot Project, an open-source software for structural data analysis, including a 3-D environment. The software includes many classical functionalities of structural data analysis tools, like stereoplot, contouring, tensorial regression, scatterplots, histograms and transect analysis. In addition, efficient filtering tools are present allowing the selection of data according to their attributes, including spatial distribution and orientation. This first alpha release represents a stand-alone toolkit for structural data analysis. The presence of a 3-D environment with digitalising tools allows the integration of structural data with information extracted from georeferenced images to produce structurally validated dip domains. This, coupled with many import/export facilities, allows easy incorporation of structural analyses in workflows for 3-D geological modelling. Accordingly, Open Plot Project also candidates as a structural add-on for 3-D geological modelling software. The software (for bothWindows and Linux O.S.), the User Manual, a set of example movies (complementary to the User Manual), and the source code are provided as Supplement. We intend the publication of the source code to set the foundation for free, public software that, hopefully, the structural geologists" community will use, modify, and implement. The creation of additional public controls/tools is strongly encouraged.
It is part of: Solid Earth, 2011, vol. 2, p. 53-63
ISSN: 1869-9510
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