Corelyzer User's Manual

Brian Grivna

Version 5, 06.21.2012


Corelyzer is a scalable, extensible visualization tool developed to enhance the study of geological cores. The strength of Corelyzer is the ability to display large sets of core imagery, with multi-sensor logs, annotations and plugin supported visuals alongside the core imagery. This document describes how to download, setup and use the software.

Table of Contents

About CoreWall
1. Pre-installation Requirements
1.1. Hardware
1.2. Example Hardware Setups
1.2.1. ANDRILL - Antarctica Geological Drilling
1.2.2. Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
1.2.3. National Lacustrine Core Facility, University of Minnesota
1.2.4. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Earth Institute at Columbia University
1.3. Software
2. Download and Install Corelyzer
2.1. Download Corelyzer
2.2. Install Corelyzer
2.2.1. Microsoft Windows Users
2.2.2. Apple Mac OS X Users
3. Start Corelyzer
3.1. Setting up the desktop environment
3.1.1. Microsoft Windows Users
3.1.2. Apple Mac OS X Users
3.2. Corelyzer Preferences
3.2.1. Directories Panel
3.2.2. Display Preferences
3.2.3. User Interface Preferences
3.2.4. Session Sharing and DIS Preferences
4. Corelyzer Layout
4.1. Tool Palette
4.2. Session/iCores window
4.2.1. Menus
4.2.2. Local (status)
4.2.3. Subscriptions
4.3. Visualization canvas
5. Load Images
5.1. Load images from local files
5.2. Load Images from online services
5.3. Load Images from CoreCast syndication feeds
5.3.1. Subscribe to CoreCast feeds
5.3.2. Load core images from CoreCast feeds
5.4. Load images using IODP-formatted section list
5.5. Load FMS images from IODP-USIO logging database
6. Load and Plot Numerical Log Data
6.1. Native Corelyzer XML Format Dataset Files
6.2. Use Quick Data Import
6.3. Use Custom Data Import
6.3.1. A step-by-step walkthrough example
6.4. Download from IODP-USIO logging database
6.5. Plot dataset graph
7. Interactions
7.1. Interaction Scheme
7.1.1. Panning
7.1.2. Zooming
7.1.3. Sliding a section
7.1.4. Sliding a track
7.2. Manipulating Tracks and Sections
7.2.1. Lock Section
7.2.2. Lock Section Graphs
7.2.3. Graph...
7.2.4. Split...
7.2.5. Properties...
7.2.6. Delete...
7.2.7. Stagger Sections
7.2.8. Trim Sections...
7.2.9. Stack Sections
8. Annotation
8.1. Creating new annotations
8.2. Reviewing and editing existing annotations
8.3. Measuring Mode
9. Save and Load Sessions
10. Corelyzer server and plugin clients
10.1. Server setup
10.2. Running the server
10.3. Running the administration client
10.4. Administrator commands
10.5. Admin commands reference table
10.6. Client plugin in Corelyzer
10.7. Example dataset file
10.8. Handy scripts
10.9. Some notes
11. Fine tune with Correlator
11.1. Before start - Download Corrlator and Corelyzer
11.2. Interaction flow
11.2.1. Start Corelyzer
11.2.2. Start Correlator
11.2.3. Load log data tables and image list table
11.2.4. Load log data into Correlator plotting area
11.2.5. Connect to Corelyzer from Correlator
11.2.6. Composite depth shifting with core images
12. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
12.1. How do I compare two cores?
12.2. More question...
A. Appendix
A.1. Why is the Image DPI Important?
A.2. Making Sure the DPI of an Image is Correct
A.3. Corelyzer Data XML Schema

List of Figures

1. National Science Foundation Logo
2. Electronic Visualization Laboratory Logo
3. LacCore Logo
4. Borehole Research Group, LDEO Logo
5. CoreWall Logo
6. Corelyzer Logo
1.1. ANDRILL CoreWall Setup
1.2. EVL CoreWall Setup
1.3. LacCore CoreWall Setup
1.4. LDEO CoreWall Setup
2.1. Corelyzer in Mac OS X
3.1. Display in Control Panel
3.2. Display
3.3. Example desktop configuration
3.4. Arrange desktops with drag-and-drop
3.5. Displays setup in System Preferences
3.6. Arrange tab in Displays setting
3.7. Corelyzer Preferences Window
3.8. Directories preferences
3.9. Display Preferences
3.10. User interface preferences
4.1. Initial Corelyzer screen
4.2. Tool Palette Functions
4.3. Session/iCores window
4.4. Session/iCores feed window
4.5. Visualization canvas with loaded core data
5.1. Select image files to load
5.2. Arrange loaded image files
5.3. Set image properties
5.4. Visualization canvas with loaded core section image
5.5. Online core image service query interface
5.6. Online core image service query
5.7. Add a new feed
5.8. Specify feed URL
5.9. Refresh available lists
5.10. Select to subscribe feeds
5.11. Select core image entries and right-click
5.12. Specify a track to hold selected core images
5.13. Images loaded with iCores feeds
5.14. Select load section list in IODP menu
5.15. Select sections and load images
5.16. Logging DB tab in IODP tables window
6.1. Select "Custom Data Import"
6.2. Data import - file info
6.3. Data range tab
6.4. Field and Unit Labels
6.5. Depth setup
6.6. Fields selection
6.7. Save converted file
6.8. Create a track for data graph plot
6.9. Logging DB tab in IODP tables window
6.10. Main window with dataset loaded
6.11. Opening graph dialog by right-clicking section image
6.12. Graph dialog
6.13. Graph plot with "collapsed" graphs
7.1. Jump to depth dialog
7.2. Section context menu
7.3. Staggering sections
7.4. Stacking sections
8.1. Annotations for core images
8.2. Select create annotation mode
8.3. Select annotation type
8.4. Review and edit a freeform annotation
8.5. Modify annotation marker mode
8.6. Modify region of interest and marker position
8.7. Enable measure mode
8.8. Show measuring history
8.9. Measure on images
10.1. Activate client plugin
10.2. Connect to session server
10.3. Main session client plugin user interface
11.1. Example data and image list files are loaded in Data Manager in Correlator
11.2. The log data file format loaded in Correlator
11.3. The image list file format loaded in Correlator
11.4. Right click on the data entries and click on the "Load" to load the log data into the plotting area of Correlator
11.5. Side-by-side Corelyzer and Correlator with log data plotted
11.6. "Connect to Corelyzer" button in Correlator command window
11.7. Confirmation of unload previously loaded images in Corelyzer
11.8. Creating 2 tie points in Correlator
11.9. Adjusting tie points also updates core images
A.1. Example native Corelyzer data XML file

List of Tables

10.1. Commands reference table
10.2. Handy scripts