GPR-SLICE

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GPR-SLICE is the most advanced software for processing, displaying, and interpreting ground-penetrating radar data. GPR-SLICE is provided via recurring subscriptions only.

A 30-day demonstration license is also available. Click here for details.

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We believe GPR-SLICE is the best software available for processing, displaying, and interpreting ground-penetrating radar data. We use it ourselves for our own consulting work, and we sell annual licences and provide training for the software as well.

Don’t take our word for it – check out what our clients are doing with the software in the GPR-SLICE Facebook group.

As used by GSB Prospection of the great British archaeology programme ‘Time Team‘. Examples of their processed GPR data here.

We also offer no-obligation one-month demonstration licenses so that you can use GPR-SLICE in your workflow before you commit to purchasing an annual licence.

Refer to this brochure for an explanation of GPR-SLICE’s capabilities and prices, or refer to this brochure to get a glimpse of some work we have done using GPR-SLICE. There’s also a separate brochure available for the optional BridgeDeck module, which provides specialized tools for those working on concrete, rebar surveys, and roads/bridges, including automatic detection of hyperbolas for rapid rebar mapping.

GPR-SLICE is fully-featured, but if you think of a new feature, the developer will consider it.

All technical support and training for up to one operator of GPR-SLICE is included in the licence fee. Training and support for any additional users will incur additional costs. Please order a separate support package for each additional user if needed.

There is also an extensive PDF user manual (and a separate one for multi-channel users), and a growing series of training videos and guides (new videos are being released throughout 2017 and 2018).

GPR-SLICE is provided via recurrent subscriptions. The prices quoted on this page are for the selected duration of software usage by one user only. If multiple users need to use GPR-SLICE simultaneously, you will need to purchase a license for each user.
Please note that we cannot sell GPR-SLICE to individuals or companies in Germany, Japan, Spain, or the United States of America. If you are within these countries, please contact us and we will put you in touch with local suppliers in those countries.

Screenshots

Depth slices at multiple depths, displayed side-by-side in GPR-SLICE
Depth slices at multiple depths, displayed side-by-side in GPR-SLICE
GPR-SLICE allows for topographic corrections of radargrams and drawing soil/concrete/rock layers directly onto radargrams. Layer/horizon detection can also be automated for rapid data interpretation.
GPR-SLICE allows for topographic corrections of radargrams and drawing soil/concrete/rock layers directly onto radargrams. Layer/horizon detection can also be automated for rapid data interpretation.

 

Drawing soil layers onto radargrams and displaying the layers in a 3D environment using GPR-SLICE
Drawing soil layers onto radargrams and displaying the layers in a 3D environment using GPR-SLICE
GPR-SLICE can produce isosurfaces from ground-penetrating radar data, and can also display drawn interpretations in 3D.
GPR-SLICE can produce isosurfaces from ground-penetrating radar data, and can also display drawn interpretations in 3D.
Displaying several topographically-corrected radargrams with a depth slice in GPR-SLICE's 3D environment
Displaying several topographically-corrected radargrams with a depth slice in GPR-SLICE’s 3D environment
GPR-SLICE's topography and tilt correction mechanism ensures your GPR data is positioned in exactly the right spot. We don't compromise on quality. Everything is precise with GPR-SLICE!
GPR-SLICE’s topography and tilt correction mechanism ensures your GPR data is positioned in exactly the right spot. We don’t compromise on quality. Everything is precise with GPR-SLICE!
3D visualisation of buried rocks and unmarked graves - data collected by Hunter Geophysics, processed and displayed in GPR-SLICE
3D visualisation of buried rocks and unmarked graves – data collected by Hunter Geophysics, processed and displayed in GPR-SLICE

 

Ground-penetrating radar data showing a plan-view of all buried objects at a depth of 56cm in a lawn area of a cemetery. Several buried sprinkler pipes are shown as straight red lines. Smaller red dots indicate unmarked human graves. Data collected and processed by Hunter Geophysics using GPR-SLICE.

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Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 33 x 23 x 1 cm
Does your GPR have multiple antennas operating at the same frequency?

Yes, No, I only have one antenna., No, different frequencies.

Do you use GPR to detect rebar in concrete or roads?

Yes, No

Do you already have a GPR-SLICE USB key? (e.g. are you renewing your licence?)

Yes, I have one, No, I don't have one

How long do you want your licence to be?

1 year (standard), 3 years, 5 years, 6 months

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GPR-SLICE has every feature you can possibly think of.

However, if you do need a new feature, the developer will implement it if there is enough demand from other users.

 

  • Compatibility with just about every GPR system ever made. If you have some really obscure system that isn’t listed below, we’re keen to see it and make the software compatible with your system.
  • Compatibility with GPS and total station navigation data (including RTK GNSS receiver data), and the ability to filter low-quality data (e.g. for GPS fallout).
  • Georeferencing data based on GPS or total station data collected alongside GPR data, or by providing the coordinates of survey grid corners or the ends of each survey line.
  • Full gridded-survey and non-gridded survey support. Depth slices can still be created even if you don’t use a regular survey line spacing (as long as you have navigation data for each line).
  • An extensive selection of data-processing and signal filtering routines.
  • 2D and 3D visualisation of GPR data.
  • Topographic correction, antenna tilt, and roll, pitch, and yaw correction.
  • Support for the display of non-GPR datasets that are provided in an XYZ file format. Specific support is provided for resistivity and magnetometry data, but any XYZ data can be imported and visualised with the system.
  • Draw interpretations directly onto GPR data and export the interpretations into a CAD file for use in site mapping.
  • Automated processing routines can be set by the user for batch processing of datasets.
  • Export processed GPR data for display alongside laser scanning/point cloud data in third-party software packages.
GPR-SLICE uses a USB security key; this USB key must be plugged into the computer whenever GPR-SLICE is being used.
We are happy to provide you with a 30-day demonstration licence of GPR-SLICE if you would like to test the software before committing to buying a licence. However, we will need to send you a USB security key in the mail, and as these are rather valuable, we will need to charge you a refundable security fee, plus a non-refundable additional fee to cover the postage of the key to you (please note: you will be responsible for any importing fees or local taxes). The fee is fully refundable at the end of the 30-day demonstration, but only if the security key is returned to us intact should you decide not to buy a full GPR-SLICE licence at the end of your 30-day demonstration (the variable shipping fees are not refundable). Alternatively, this fee can go towards your first paid subscription licence costs.
To get a 30-day demo, please see here.
  • The latest version of Microsoft Windows (desktop version, not Windows Mobile).
  • The latest version of Microsoft’s .NET Framework (the current version, v4.5.2, is compatible. Earlier versions may be compatible, but it’s best to update if possible).
  • A dedicated Nvidia graphics card is strongly recommended. The more memory on the graphics card, the better. Please note well that other graphics card manufacturers do not provide OpenGL support as well as Nvidia; GPR-SLICE relies on OpenGL, so we strongly recommend you have an Nvidia graphics card.
  • Minimum of 2GB of RAM for use by GPR-SLICE (my idling Windows 8 installation is using 2GB of RAM on its own, so to run GPR-SLICE, I would need 4GB of RAM minimum, assuming no other software is open in the background). More RAM = faster processing and greater stability. (N.B.: GPR-SLICE is a 32-bit application, so it cannot currently use more than 4GB of RAM anyway). Essentially, the more RAM and graphics memory the computer has, the faster it will process and render data in the OpenGL environment.
  • A USB security key needs to be plugged into the computer whenever the software is being run, so the computer will need a USB port. The security key requires its own driver software, which is provided alongside the GPR-SLICE installation files.
  • You will also need Skype installed and a fairly fast internet connection for one-on-one software training if you need it.x
  • GPR-SLICE will operate on a desktop version of Windows (i.e. not on Windows Mobile), as long as there is sufficient memory for the GPR data that is being processed within GPR-SLICE. For example, if you have collected GPR data over an area of 20 x 20m, then the memory requirements will be much less than if you had collected GPR data over a 100 x 100m area. Essentially, the more RAM and graphics memory the computer has, the faster it will process and render data in the OpenGL environment.
  • GPR-SLICE uses OpenGL for rendering three-dimensional datasets. Nvidia graphics cards seem to have the best support for OpenGL, so we recommend users have a dedicated Nvidia graphics card. This isn’t a vital requirement, but it is strongly recommended. GPR-SLICE is more stable when run on a computer with an Nvidia card.
  • It is possible to run GPR-SLICE on Apple’s OS X using virtualization software such as Parallels or VMWare. Please note that we do not provide support for virtualization. GPR-SLICE is only supported on native installations of the latest desktop version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Please also note that GPR-SLICE’s 3D graphics environment is not well-supported by third-party remote desktop utilities (such as TeamViewer); to ensure system stability and optimal graphics, you will need to run GPR-SLICE on your computer directly, not on a remote computer or server.

If you use anti-virus software, you may have troubles opening or updating GPR-SLICE. We have observed problems with AVG Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, and BitDefender. You will need to add the C:\slice\v7.0\gprslicev7.exe file and/or the entire directory at C:\slice\ into your anti-virus software’s white-list to override the anti-virus software. 

We aim to support ALL ground-penetrating radar systems. If you have a system that isn’t in the below list, please contact us and we will try to get support written into the software for you.

Supported GPR manufacturers include:

Support is provided for ASCII, SEGY, and the NIRM data formats.

The software supports cart-based systems, hand-towed and vehicle-towed systems, wall and concrete GPR units, multi-frequency systems, multi-channel systems, and dual-polarisation antennas. Compatibility with GPS and total station navigation data (including RTK GNSS receiver data), and the ability to filter low-quality data (e.g. for GPS fallout when working near trees or buildings) is also included.

Given the vast array of features and options available, the software is complex.

We have produced training videos to get you up to speed as quickly as possible. These are available here.

All technical support and training for up to one operator of GPR-SLICE is included in the licence fee. Training and support for any additional users will incur additional costs. Please order a separate support package for each additional user if needed.

There is also an extensive PDF user manual (and a separate one for multi-channel users), and a growing series of training videos and guides (new videos are being released throughout 2017 and 2018). These are available for free.

Depth slices at multiple depths, displayed side-by-side in GPR-SLICE
Depth slices at multiple depths, displayed side-by-side in GPR-SLICE
GPR-SLICE allows for topographic corrections of radargrams and drawing soil/concrete/rock layers directly onto radargrams. Layer/horizon detection can also be automated for rapid data interpretation.
GPR-SLICE allows for topographic corrections of radargrams and drawing soil/concrete/rock layers directly onto radargrams. Layer/horizon detection can also be automated for rapid data interpretation.

 

Drawing soil layers onto radargrams and displaying the layers in a 3D environment using GPR-SLICE
Drawing soil layers onto radargrams and displaying the layers in a 3D environment using GPR-SLICE
GPR-SLICE can produce isosurfaces from ground-penetrating radar data, and can also display drawn interpretations in 3D.
GPR-SLICE can produce isosurfaces from ground-penetrating radar data, and can also display drawn interpretations in 3D.
Displaying several topographically-corrected radargrams with a depth slice in GPR-SLICE's 3D environment
Displaying several topographically-corrected radargrams with a depth slice in GPR-SLICE’s 3D environment
GPR-SLICE's topography and tilt correction mechanism ensures your GPR data is positioned in exactly the right spot. We don't compromise on quality. Everything is precise with GPR-SLICE!
GPR-SLICE’s topography and tilt correction mechanism ensures your GPR data is positioned in exactly the right spot. We don’t compromise on quality. Everything is precise with GPR-SLICE!
3D visualisation of buried rocks and unmarked graves - data collected by Hunter Geophysics, processed and displayed in GPR-SLICE
3D visualisation of buried rocks and unmarked graves – data collected by Hunter Geophysics, processed and displayed in GPR-SLICE

 

Ground-penetrating radar data showing a plan-view of all buried objects at a depth of 56cm in a lawn area of a cemetery. Several buried sprinkler pipes are shown as straight red lines. Smaller red dots indicate unmarked human graves. Data collected and processed by Hunter Geophysics using GPR-SLICE.

 

 

This video goes for 2.5hrs and should be the first thing ANY new GPR-SLICE user watches. It introduces almost everything you need to know in order to get started with GPR-SLICE.

This video assumes you are using either GPS or robotic total station navigation for your GPR data. If you aren’t using these methods, please consult the user manual (available via your user Dropbox folder; the first few minutes of the below video shows where to find the user manual), or contact us for face-to-face training via Skype (which is included in the price of your GPR-SLICE licence).

After watching this video, we strongly recommend you check out the following tutorial videos:

  1. Radargram display and interpretation in GPR-SLICE.
  2. Project management in GPR-SLICE. This will explain how to switch between projects in GPR-SLICE.
  3. Horizon detection and mapping in GPR-SLICE (this is useful for those doing GPR surveys to map any soil, rock, or road/concrete layers).
  4. Hyperbola detection in GPR-SLICE (this requires the BridgeDeck module for GPR-SLICE and allows semi-automatic detection of hyperbolic reflectors in radargrams, which is useful for those doing ground-penetrating radar surveys on concrete slabs in order to map re-enforcing bars (“reo”)).

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

 

This tutorial explains how to display and interpret radargrams in GPR-SLICE.

 

This tutorial explains how to open, close, and archive projects in GPR-SLICE.

 

This tutorial explains how to detect buried horizons and map the depth to sub-surface layers in GPR-SLICE. This is useful for mapping concrete slab thickness and depth to bedrock or potentiometric surfaces (e.g. the water table).

This video explains how to automate the detection and mapping of hyperbolic reflectors within GPR datasets, and how to map the variation in signal amplitudes for radar traces that fall within the detected hyperbolae. This is particularly useful for mapping rebar in concrete and how to map corrosion of rebar across a site – all remotely, all using ground-penetrating radar.

 

You probably bought GPR data processing software when you bought your GPR. You’ll no doubt be wondering why you’d pay more for GPR-SLICE when you already have software. Well…

  1. Frequent updates (several times per week), which are included as part of an annual licence fee, keeps the user up-to-date with the latest ideas and options for GPR data processing. You don’t have to pay extra to get the updates!
  2. The GPR-SLICE user’s Facebook group makes it easy to keep updated with industry best practice and to learn from other GPR operators.
  3. For MALÅ and US Radar users – their software doesn’t have depth slicing capabilities. So GPR-SLICE is a must for them.
  4. Fine-grained control over GPS and Total Station navigation for error correction improves survey accuracy, not present in most competing software packages.
  5. Semi-automatic detection and mapping of buried layers (eg in soil, rock, asphalt, or concrete).
  6. Semi-automatic detection and mapping of reinforcing bars in concrete.
  7. Rapid data interpretation tools, which improves efficiency.
  8. GPR-SLICE is suitable for literally any GPR use! No need to buy separate packages or learn new complicated programs if you decide to start offering different services using GPR (e.g. if you start out just doing buried pipe/cable locating, and then start doing concrete GPR work, or geological work, etc., GPR-SLICE can handle them all).
  9. GPR-SLICE has a proven heritage of over 20 years and is known to be reliable software.
  10. Technical support is always available either via email, Skype, or via the Facebook user’s group.

The majority of articles in ISAP News (the newsletter of the International Society for Archaeological Prospection) presenting ground-penetrating radar data use GPR-SLICE. There’s a reason for this!

You don’t have to believe me – get a 30-day demo and give it a try!

Users working in educational institutions (e.g. schools and universities) are entitled to a 5% discount when they purchase a three-year or five-year licence.

Please contact David Hunter via email from your university email address to verify that you are from an educational institution. Within a few days, David will email you a special coupon code that you can enter here to get the discount.

 

GPR-SLICE educational user form
Enter your University email address here. This will be used to verify your entitlement to an educational discount.

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