What’s new in exploration ///

Nina M. Rach Software developers offer an increasing number of mobile applications, at little-to-no cost, for the upstream industry. The most useful are ported to different platforms and offered in a variety of languages. Field Geology. Few exploration geoscientists spend a lot of time in the field, but probably all have learned to use a Brunton pocket transit or Silva-style compass. With the GeologyCompass app (Pusch Ridge Consulting), “your iPhone becomes a one-touch alternative to a manual compass.” Version 1.0 (0.2 MB) was released on Feb. 5, 2011, is available only in English, and does not support iPod touch ($0.99).

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