Today we are happy to announce the release of a new version of StereoCore™ PhotoLog. The new feature of this version is project merging. Project merging is the import of data from one StereoCore™ PhotoLog project into another one. This enables users of StereoCore™ PhotoLog to work in parallel.
As an example, consider a team of ten loggers who want to log a hypothetical borehole. First photographs of the core tray are taken and undistorted, then each of the ten loggers can start logging immediately. In the meantime an assistant can mark the undistorted photographs with segments and core blocks (depth registering the core). When the loggers are finished with data gathering, the logged data can be merged with the depth registered project and the data can then be depth registered.
Finally, all of the logs for a single borehole can be combined into one project by merging them in one at a time, creating a final visual record of the logging. By keeping copies of the individual logs it becomes possible to trace the entire logging process, which makes auditing even more transparent.
Project merging is a little bit complex to set up, so we encourage customers who want to try it out to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll walk you through it.
Another feature of this version of StereoCore™ PhotoLog is the ability to change the project Log Format. This allows the user to undistort a set of photographs and use them in multiple logging situations with the data cleanly separated according to the tasks that the user is performing.
Lastly we've included multiple minor bug fixes in this version of StereoCore™ PhotoLog. Happy Logging!
StereoCore™ PhotoLog Lead Programmer