IGMAS+

Software combining 3-D forward and inverse modeling, interactive visualization and interdisciplinary interpretation of potential fields and their applications under geophysical and geological data constrains.

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What IGMAS+ can do for you

IGMAS+ is a gateway to modern geophysical interpretation, where unraveling the complexities of the Earth’s subsurface demands an interdisciplinary approach and cutting-edge software capable of wrangling diverse and intricate data types.

In a realm where various types of data: seismic, gravity, full tensor gradiometry, magnetic, magnetotelluric come together in complex geological settings, IGMAS+ emerges as the ultimate solution. It's the art of merging constraint-driven data with independent subsurface information inside a 3-D framework combining numerical forward and inverse modeling of potential fields and their derivatives together with interactive visualization.

What sets IGMAS+ apart is its remarkable efficiency and user-friendliness. It enables interactive adjustments to the geometries and physical properties of modeled subsurface entities, all while visualizing the calculated and measured potential field components alongside independent observations.

IGMAS+ Graphical User Interface

IGMAS+ excels in areas with strong lateral seismic velocity and density contrasts, effectively addressing the associated imaging challenges. In particular, it has been successfully applied in sub-salt and sub-basalt environments.

3-D view of the modeled salt domes beneath the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein

Key Features

  • Interactivity: fully-featured user-friendly graphical interface
  • Performance: hardware-accelerated parallel calculations
  • Cross-platform: implementation in Java
  • User Community: hundreds of users world-wide, long history of development
  • Usability:
    • Timeline-based project management
    • Advanced visualization on the virtual globe
    • Customization of the interface
    • Extensive online documentation

Accessing IGMAS+

Please find the latest release here.

The public GitLab repository with IGMAS+ releases is located here:
https://git.gfz-potsdam.de/igmas/igmas-releases

Please visit our Getting Started page for more information.

License

IGMAS+ is provided at no cost according to the IGMAS+ license agreement issued by the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).

Contact

If you have any comments or questions regarding the use and installation of IGMAS+, want to report a bug you discovered, or have a feature request, please email to igmas@gfz-potsdam.de

Stay up-to-date

Subscribe to the IGMAS+ User Mailing List to receive the latest news about releases, tutorials, workshops, and other IGMAS+-related events, and join the IGMAS+ Telegram channel to stay informed of the latest announcements.

Citing IGMAS+

Please consider paying us back by citing IGMAS+ if you find it helpful for your research.
Please cite IGMAS+ collection DOI: 10.5880/GFZ.4.5.IGMAS:

  • Anikiev, D., Götze, H.-J., Plonka, C., Scheck-Wenderoth, M., & Schmidt, S. (2023). IGMAS+: Interactive Gravity and Magnetic Application System. GFZ Data Services.
    https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.4.5.IGMAS

as well as the following publications:

  • Götze, H. J., & Lahmeyer, B. (1988). Application of three-dimensional interactive modeling in gravity and magnetics. Geophysics, 53(8), 1096-1108.
    https://doi.org/10.1190/1.1442546
  • Schmidt, S., Anikiev, D., Götze, H. J., Gomez Garcia, À., Gomez Dacal, M. L., Meeßen, C., Plonka, C., Rodriguez Piceda, C., Spooner, C., & Scheck-Wenderoth, M. (2020, May). IGMAS+-a tool for interdisciplinary 3D potential field modelling of complex geological structures. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (p. 8383).
    https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-8383

Each major release of IGMAS+ has a DOI with GFZ Data Services:

  • IGMAS+ v1.4:
    Anikiev, D., Götze, H.-J., Plonka, C., Scheck-Wenderoth, M., & Schmidt, S. (2023). IGMAS+: Interactive Gravity and Magnetic Application System (Version 1.4) [Computer software]. GFZ Data Services.
    https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.4.5.IGMAS.V.1.4
  • IGMAS+ v1.3:
    Anikiev, D., Götze, H.-J., Meeßen, C., Plonka, C., Scheck-Wenderoth, M., & Schmidt, S. (2020). IGMAS+: Interactive Gravity and Magnetic Application System (Version 1.3) [Computer software]. GFZ Data Services.
    https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.4.5.IGMAS.V.1.3

More Information

Participating organisations

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Reference papers

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Contributors

DA
Denis Anikiev
Project Leader, Maintainer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
HG
Hans-Jürgen Götze
CP
Christian Plonka
SS
Sabine Schmidt
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Maintainer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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