From the very beginning, in 1983, geoLOGIC has been a leader in innovation in the industry, introducing many features and datasets that others have followed along copying.
From the release of geoSCOUT Version 1.0 in 1993 to geoSCOUT Version 3.1 at the end of 1999 we introduced over 70 major features or modules. Between 2000 and June 2006 we released 17 versions of geoSCOUT with over 230 major features or modules. From the release of Version 7.0 in July 2007 until today, we have released another 97 major features or modules including the complete revision of the Map Window in Version 7. With Version 7.11, which was released this past Friday, there are another 17 major features and a complete module re-write.
A History of Innovation
- 1993 – geoSCOUT introduces the ability to save queries for re-use, reducing the amount of time it takes to acquire necessary information.
- 1996 – geoSCOUT adds Decline Analysis, which also includes the ability to post the Decline Analysis chart into a Cross Section or map – making the creation of presentation quality materials a “snap.”
- 1997 – geoSCOUT begins providing fluid analysis data and develops a quick search option (GoTo) that allows you to quickly locate wells, pipelines, facilities, environmental incidents, fields, pools, strike areas, land agreements, units and municipalities, as well as user-defined locations. geoSCOUT also creates the ability to contour and post using your own CSV file as a source.
- 1999 – geoSCOUT adds the option to view and export facility data allowing you to perform additional analysis using other specialized tools. geoSCOUT begins providing the option to store cross sections in separate folders. This means that you can store the cross sections related to a specific Area of Interest (AOI) with all the other files related to that AOI, which makes it much easier to manage the information associated with that AOI
- 2000 – geoSCOUT creates a Measure Tool for the map, so our users can figure out distances and area coverages on screen rather than by printing a page and using a ruler and the scale bar
- 2001 – geoSCOUT incorporates a right click datum shortcut option to quickly set or change a cross section datum and develops the ability to import shapefiles into project maps allowing users to integrate GIS-ready data into their mapping projects
- 2002 – The option to import aerial photos and satellite imagery into geoSCOUT project maps is created, allowing users to integrate even more GIS-ready data into their mapping projects
- 2005 – geoSCOUT implements a user-defined print order, which makes it quick and easy to get a presentation quality map print-out
- 2006 – geoSCOUT integrates a direct connection to CS*Explorer, making it quick and easy to get access to the most current data in the CS*Explorer database without having to deal with clumsy import/export processes. In addition. geoSCOUT adds the ability to export maps and the associated data as shapefiles, giving users the power to create GIS-ready data for use in other applications
- 2007 – geoSCOUT applies a layer manager which makes it quick and easy to arrange map components to see exactly what you need to in your project area – it also makes setting the user-defined print order even easier than it was before. This same year, geoSCOUT develops a scale-dependent feature display, ensuring map elements are easy to read at any scale
- 2008 – geoSCOUT begins providing fully integrated US directional surveys
- 2009 – geoSCOUT begins utilizing a Microsoft “Ribbon” interface, making it easier for users to navigate the software
Of course, geoSCOUT has been a completely Windows-based program from the very beginning, so this is something we’ve had since 1993.
|In fact, since 2009, geoSCOUT has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be Compatible with Windows ® 7 for both 32 and 64-bit versions of the operating system.|
In addition, geoLOGIC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has achieved a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions.
Of course, we have not been standing still over the past 15+ years, and I do thank our competitors for their efforts in trying to catch up – it forces us to continue developing innovative solutions to the problems that industry brings to us.
Clearly, in this industry there are leaders and there are followers. As the record shows, geoLOGIC truly is the innovative leader.