Explore, process, interpret and visualise 3D earth models and data.

Discover PA enables users to see and compare all the line data, profiles, grids, modelling, images, drillholes, maps and 3D visualisations in a single interactive interpretation environment.

Explore, process, interpret and visualize 3D earth models and data with Discover PA 3D earth model software.

Discover PA 3D analysis software enables users to see and compare a range of data in a single interactive interpretation environment.

Revolutionary data analysis and modeling with Discover PA 3D earth model software

The Discover PA family of interpretation products will change the way you work by making it easy to explore, interpret and realize data and models of the earth.

Expect the best outcomes from Discover PA

Discover PA 3D earth model software provides a tool that is suited to interactive interpretation and consistent presentation of outputs from all software applications. The dynamics, interaction and ease of use make this an essential tool to ensure the delivery of best outcomes.

This inventive 3D earth model software allows users to:

  • create exciting maps, images and 3D displays
  • create profiles, logs and sections
  • communicate interpretations
  • influence exploration decisions
  • explore the limits of data
  • prepare the ultimate presentation
  • fly live through a 3D project
  • collaborate with colleagues
  • link to other software
  • enhance primary data
  • ensure effective decision making

Versions of Discover PA

The 3D earth model software suite includes Discover PA Professional, PA Explorer and our free PA viewer.

Discover PA Explorer

Discover PA Explorer contains all visualization methods (in curve profiles, section profiles, 2D maps and 3D displays) data linking import utilities and basic processing conversion and most display utilities.

Discover PA Professional

Discover PA Professional includes all modules available in PA Explorer 3D earth model software plus a number of additional utilities for extending the interpretation functionality of Discover PA such as digitizing features in 1D 2D and 3D.

Discover PA Viewer

Discover PA Viewer is a freely distributable version of PA 3D earth model software. It allows all PA session files to be viewed and printed without a license installation with the limitation of not allowing changes to the properties of any views.

Fast expert results with Discover PA 3D earth model software

Discover PA is very easy to use and quick to learn. First time users look like experts due to the intuitive drag and drop capabilities, wizards and library of templates and components available in this 3D earth model software.

Discover PA is designed for geoscience collaboration between geophysicists, geologists, geochemists and engineers. The 3D earth model software supports a range of visualization styles, advanced processing techniques, interpretation and analysis tools, data connectors and custom presentation templates.

This innovative 3D earth model software’s visualization is peerless in its diversity, capability, ease of use and outcomes.

A wide range of 3D earth model software tools

Interpretation tools range from easy anomaly picking through to advanced 3D model editors, allowing the most appropriate tool to be selected for the task. Either build complex 3D geological models including strate faults and intrusions or just simple anomalous point lines or zones.

FFT filtering and transformation is demystified by providing real-time previews of your processing sequence and easy parameter selection and guidance. In addition Discover PA 3D earth model software provides the most advanced suite of filtering options commercially available for magnetic and gravity interpretation.

2D and 3D grids (meshes) can be built from point and line data using a variety of gridding algorithms. Advanced function calculators in the 3D earth model software provide tools for the logical and functional manipulation of points, lines, grids, voxels and geological features.

  • 2D Maps
  • 3D Feature Digitizing
  • 3D Solid Generator
  • 3D Surfaces
  • Data Integration
  • Drillholes
  • Flight Simulator
  • Graphs & Scattergrams
  • Profiles
  • Templates
  • Voxel Modeler Module

Product / Functionality Overviews

Encom PA Product Overview

Encom PA Displaying Line Data in Profiles Overview

Encom PA Line Data Filtering Overview

Encom PA Data Gridding Overview

Data Sheets and Brochures

Discover PA 2014 Datasheet

Discover PA 2014 Release Notes

Discover PA User Guide

Product Downloads

Discover PA 2014 software

Technical Papers

50 Years of Potential Field Modelling
PDF file, 1.4MB

Pratt, D.A., Published in Preview Magazine, July 2002

Depth to Basement Determination by Inversion of Magnetic Field Anomalies
PDF file, 1.4MB

Foss, C.A., ASEG Conference, 2003

An Improved Pseudo Gravity Magnetic Transform Technique for Investigation of Deep Magnetic Source Rocks
PDF file, 0.5MB

Pratt, D.A., Shi, Z., Published in ASEG 2004 Extended Abstract

New Enhancement Filters for Geological Mapping
PDF file, 0.5MB

Shi, Z.S., Butt. G, ASEG Conference, 2004

Interpretation of Basin Structure from High Resolution Aeromagnetic Data: An Example from the Officer Basin of South Australia
PDF file, 1.8MB

Foss, C.A., Shi, Z.S., Teasdale, J., Pryer, L.L., Loutit, T.S., Stuart-Smith, P.G., Romine, K., EABS Symposium 2004

Improvements in Source Resolution that can be expected from Inversion of Magnetic Field Tensor Data
PDF file, 1.6MB

Foss, C.A., Published in The Leading Edge, January 2006

User Guided Inversion and Visualisation of Interpretation Confidence
PDF file, 1MB

Pratt, D.A., Foss, C.A. and Roberts, S., ASEG Conference 2006

Visualising Geology with User-Guided Inversion of Potential Field Data
PDF file, 1.3MB

Foss, C.A., ASEG Conference 2006

Evaluation of Strategies to Manage Remanent Magnetization Effects in Magnetic Field Inversion
PDF file, 1.2MB

Foss, C.A., SEG Conference, 2006

Matching Magnetic Source Models to Geology - An Example from the Bendigo 1:250,000 Map Sheet, Victoria
PDF file, 1.4MB

Foss, C.A., ASEG Conference, 2007

Geophysical Inversion for Mineral Exploration: A Decade of Progress in Theory and Practice
PDF file, 2MB

Pratt, D.A., Oldenburg, D.W, Proceedings of Exploration 2007, Toronto Canada

Strategies to Model a Suite of Remanent Magnetization Anomalies
PDF file, 5MB

Foss, C.A., McKenzie, K.B, ASEG Conference, 2009