Geosoft Inc Signs Agreement for Integrating PDF3D by Visual Technology Services within its Exploration and Geoscience Software and Solutions

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Geosoft™ Adopts PDF3D® from Visual Technology Services to improve the ability for its users to publish 3D representations of data to Adobe® PDF Reader.

Geosoft Inc, a leader in Software and Solutions for Earth exploration, announced that they have signed an agreement that will see Geosoft integrate Visual Technology Services’ PDF3D® technology into Geosoft’s Oasis montaj, Target and Target for ArcGIS software products. This agreement supports Geosoft’s continued Vision of making geospatial data access and analysis simple and natural for Explorers. Integrating the PDF3D SDK toolkit enables direct report generation from Geosoft software applications into 3D PDF interactive geospatial models.

“We see an opportunity to leverage the PDF3D technology to support the new interactive 3D viewing functionality in the Adobe reader. This will provide our users with flexibility for sharing and directly interacting with geospatial data,” said Louis Racic, Geosoft Product Manager. “Oasis montaj users routinely develop 3D subsurface representations of their data and interpretations. Using a 3D PDF to share this representation increases the value delivery of our software users,” he added.

PDF3D technology enables the publication of documents containing interactive 3D graphics, harnessing the free Adobe® PDF Reader and U3D standard. Users can change viewing angles, scale factors and select visibility on model parts. With integration into Geosoft’s Oasis montaj, 3D PDF publishing paths are established for subsurface drill holes, grids, surfaces and voxels. As users of geospatial data across the industry already use Adobe Acrobat® to author technical reports, the addition of 3D content into those reports is a beneficial enhancement.

Through the PDF3D OEM/ISV program, applications like Geosoft’s Oasis montaj, Target and Target for ArcGIS that generate 3D representations of subsurface data, can be extended to publish, share and distribute interactive PDF models through email or the web. Application developers can use the PDF3D SDK, avoiding other intermediary file formats or external conversion programs.

About Geosoft Inc.:
Geosoft Inc. is a leading provider of software and solutions for the geosciences. The company ranks among the top 150 software companies in Canada, providing software and services in over 100 countries around the world. Geosoft software and solutions enable simple and natural access to data; efficient and collaborative knowledge development; and sharing with others. Geosoft harnesses the power of technology, service and workflow innovation to accelerate knowledge development for successful earth exploration and discovery.

About Visual Technology Services Ltd.:
Visual Technology Services Ltd., a product and service company specializing in 3D technical publishing, interactive graphics, novel display techniques and data visualization, with clients in mechanical engineering analysis, nanotechnology, microelectronics, material science, geology and geophysics.

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Visual Technology Services Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)7787 517529, Email: info (at), Web:

Geosoft Inc.
Tel: 416-369-0111, Email: info (at), Web:


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