IMS Vantage is a visualization and analysis toolkit used to explore and understand microseismicity both spatially and temporally within a 3D volume of rock, such as a mine. Its intuitive user interface is designed to quickly get you started while still enabling you to delve deeper when necessary. It allows for close integration with the rest of the IMS seismic system, including IMS Trace and IMS Database Server.
IMS Vantage contains a new option to customise the level of complexity of the user interface, thus allowing users to start with a simplified, reduced set of features, and incrementally add more as they become accustomed to the software.
The IMS Vantage 3D view has been updated to for many cases, allow more direct access to objects in the 3D scene and query or manipulate them.
Notable features include:
- Seamless integration with the IMS seismic system, including seismic databases via IMS Database Server.
- Rich set of visualization options including contours, isosurfaces and hyperstreamlines.
- Time histories of seismicity together with other user data such as blasting/production
- Group events spatially, by time or by using event parameters.
- Advanced cluster analysis of seismicity.
- Export analysis results to standard spreadsheets for further manipulation.
- Animation of seismicity together with mine plans, contours and isosurfaces.
- All analyses are quantified with the relevant statistics.
- Unprecendented integration ability for users who also have IMS Trace or IMS Database Server. In particular, users who have IMS Database Server exposing their database to their local network, need not use classical EVP files to update their event sets, but do so directly over an HTTP connection.
Seismic System Integration
Vantage has full access to data generated by the Synapse Server including the latest events, system health and configuration. Data from the server is downloaded and cached locally so that you can work offline when needed.
Full 3D Visualization
Seismicity, modelled stresses and/or other data can be visualised as points, vectors, contours, isosurfaces or hyperstreamlines. Visualization combined with full 3D navigation and interaction provides a holistic view of what is happening on the mine. Types of interaction include:
- Click on an event to obtain its parameters
- Click on an object in 3D and get it’s location and data value
- Select events/data in rectangular window by dragging onscreen to obtain statistics of the events/data in the window.
- Rotate, zoom and pan the scene using you mouse or keyboard.
Vantage aims to combine data from various sources so that you can visualize/analyse this data together with seismicity. Not only can Vantage import data from a variety of file formats (AutoCAD, Surpac, DGN, Excel) but can also export to many open formats as well. This enables sharing of information between different applications allowing you to use the most appropriate tool for the job at hand.
Analysis of Seismicity
Seismic events can be grouped by time, event parameters and spatially via polygons. Each group is then analyzed as a unit in the following ways:
- Frequency Magnitude Distribution (Gutenberg-Richter)
- Time Histories
- Time of Day and Day of Week Distributions
- Log E vs Log P Plots with interactive filter synchronised to the 3D view
- Rank Statistics (log PGV)
- Contours of seismic deformation and stress
Events within a group can be displayed using different symbols (spheres, hourglasses, circles or beachballs for mechanisms). These symbols can coloured and sized using different event parameters.
Clustering is an alternative way of grouping events using temporal, spatial and event parameters. Once clusters have been formed they can be further customized:
- Clusters can be merged or split
- Events can be added or removed from clusters
When events are updated one can choose if existing clusters should be updated or if all events should be reclustered.
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