Geosoft Announces Geochemistry Extension for ESRI ArcGIS

Geosoft Announces Geochemistry Extension for ESRI ArcGIS Extended capabilities enable multivariate geochemical analysis inside ESRI

TORONTO, April 16, 2009 – Geosoft Inc., a world leader in software and solutions for earth exploration, announced today the commercial availability of their Geochemistry for ArcGIST extension for ESRI's ArcGIS software. The Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension adds a powerful geochemical workflow to ArcGIS, enabling geoscientists to efficiently conduct their geochemical QA and analysis inside ESRI.

Geosoft is focused on creating a complete solution that empowers surface and subsurface earth exploration. In collaboration with ESRI, the company is building next generation solutions utilizing ESRI GIS technologies for exploration industries and the geosciences sector.

"Geosoft's Geochemistry extension further extends the explorer's toolkit, by providing the ability to analyse geochemical data within the ArcGIS environment," said Louis Racic, Director of Product Management. "It builds on the success of our subsurface geology extension, Target for ArcGIS, and provides a powerful exploration workflow solution not currently available in the market."

Geochemical investigations require the ability to process and analyze all components of geochemical sampling in context with the geology and geophysics. Using the tools available within Geochemistry for ArcGIS, geoscientists can effectively extract knowledge from their data by examining multivariate relationships, uncovering underlying structures, identifying outliers and anomalies and present results by easily creating informative, visually impactful maps.

Using Geochemistry for ArcGIS, geoscientists are able to:

  • Simplify their geochemistry quality control process and maintain data in an ESRI file geodatabase using a data model optimized for geochemical data.
  • Select and subset data interactively from maps based on lithology and regions to enhance data display.
  • Create advanced geochemical maps within the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop environment.
  • Analyze multi-element geochemistry using interactive multiple histogram plots, Pearson's correlation reports, scatter plots, probability plots, ternary plots and box plots, to identify outliers and define populations.

Geoff Wade, Natural Resource Industries Leader for ESRI, commented, "We're excited that Geosoft has released another advanced workflow oriented solution that leverages ESRI's GIS technology. Geoscientists will benefit from the integration of geochemical analysis, conducted in spatial context, to support their critical decision making."

"The development of specialist workflows has been critical to the uptake and effective utilization of GIS within mining exploration and the geosciences," said Wade. "We look forward to an increasingly tight global partnership with Geosoft going forward, to build integrated workflow support for the explorer of tomorrow."

The Geosoft Geochemistry for ArcGIST extension is compatible with the latest software release from ESRI, ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.
Technical product information is available at  For pricing information and local representation, please contact [email protected]

Image available online <> . Caption: Geochemical map created inside ESRI ArcGIS using Geosoft's Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension software.
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About Geosoft –
Geosoft is a world leader in software and solutions for earth exploration. We make the experience of finding, using and sharing data more natural and powerful for earth explorers. Geosoft solutions accelerate knowledge development and unlock opportunity within exploration industries and the earth sciences sector. Originally founded by geoscientists in 1986, Geosoft ranks among the top 150 software companies in Canada today, with more than 5,000 customers in over 100 countries worldwide.

About ESRI –
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and many of the largest mining companies of the world.
ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

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