GPR-SLICE tutorial video: manually-defined info.dat file

In this video, I explain how to set up an info.dat file for GPR-SLICE that manually defines the layout of a GPR survey grid. This is used when you do not have either a GPS receiver or a robotic total station streaming navigation data into your GPR during data collection.

Please note that this video is only for surveys done with survey lines heading either in the X direction (left/right in the survey grid), or the Y direction (up/down). If you have collected data in an XY fashion (two sets of lines, running perpendicular to each other across the survey area), then you need to follow the special XY info.dat instructions instead.

After watching this video, we highly recommend you proceed to the introduction to GPR-SLICE video to learn how to actually perform filters on your GPR data.

To purchase GPR-SLICE software, please see here.

A full list of all GPR-SLICE training videos is available here.

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How to install GPR-SLICE

Congratulations on your purchase of a GPR-SLICE licence or demo.

Installation requires specific steps that must be followed in order; it may take you a few days to finish the installation. We suggest you print this page so you can easily tick off what you have done.

  1. First, log into your account (if you haven’t already). Your account username and password are those you set when you ordered your licence/demo. By default, the username is the email address used when placing the order. If you don’t know the login details, please contact us.
  2. Visit the My Downloads page within your account to download the GPR-SLICE installer. You can also download the user manual here too, if you wish.
  3. Run the GPR-SLICE_setup.exe file and follow the on-screen prompts to install the software. By default, GPR-SLICE should be installed into C:\slice\v7.0\. Later steps require you to make alterations to files in this directory. If you have chosen to install GPR-SLICE elsewhere, you will need to use the directory you chose instead.
  4. GPR-SLICE and GPRSIM require a USB security key be plugged into your computer when operating the software. You should receive this USB key up to two weeks after placing your order. Do not have the USB key plugged in for the following steps.
  5. Run the USB security key driver setup program at C:\slice\v7.0\CBUsetup.exe.
  6. Reboot your computer. If you have the USB security key, you can plug it in now (don’t worry if you don’t have it yet; you can continue following these steps anyway). If you have plugged in the USB key, Windows will run its usual “installing new hardware” routine. This generally takes a minute.
  7. If you have bought a paid licence for GPR-SLICE (not a demo), you will receive a new license.dat file via email within two business days of your payment being received. Copy this file into C:\slice\v7.0\, overwriting any existing file that may be there. If you have signed up for a demo licence instead, you won’t need a new license.dat file, and you can ignore this step.
  8. Next, install the latest updates to the software by following the update guide here.
  9. With the USB key plugged into your computer, you should now be able to run GPR-SLICE!

If you’re having troubles running GPR-SLICE and you performed the above steps correctly, please see the list of system requirements and troubleshooting options after the list of help topics over at the GPR-SLICE help page. If you still cannot open GPR-SLICE, please contact us for help.

Click here to return to the GPR-SLICE help index.

To purchase GPR-SLICE software, please see here.

Introducing multi-threaded processing in GPR-SLICE

Multi-threading allows a computer to work on multiple tasks at once. This allows for a significant improvement in data processing speeds.

Introducing the latest version of GPR-SLICE: GPR-SLICE v7.MT!

This new version of the software allows you to use the multi-threaded processing capabilities of modern computer hardware to drastically speed-up the processing of your ground-penetrating RADAR data.

Depending on the computer hardware you have, you may experience a 2x, 4x, 8x, or even 16x improvement in data processing speed!

 

After watching this video, we highly recommend you proceed to the introduction to GPR-SLICE video to learn how to actually perform filters on your GPR data.

To purchase GPR-SLICE software, please see here.

A full list of all GPR-SLICE training videos is available here.

Click here to return to the GPR-SLICE help index.