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:

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:

Information Sharing

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:

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:

When events are updated one can choose if existing clusters should be updated or if all events should be reclustered.


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