Working with Culture

Add ESRI shapefiles, GeoTIFF (and other images), Kingdom culture (.cul) files, or DUG culture (.duculture) from the project to the Map View.

Culture must be imported into the project before it can be used. See Importing Culture Files.

Note: An image imported as Culture is treated as culture; it is displayed as a separate culture layer on the map. An image imported as a time slice is treated as an image of a time slice; it is displayed only on that time slice.

Display culture on the map

Load and display a culture file on the map
  1. In the Control Panel, select the Culture tab.
  2. Click the blue “+” icon and click Load Cultures already in the project.
  3. Select the culture file(s) and click Open
  4. Annotation: Select annotation to display and set the font type, size and colour.
  5. To adjust display settings, select one or more culture products:
    • Line settings: Line colour, type and thickness (for vector data).
    • Fill settings: Fill colour and opacity settings.
  6. Vertical location: See Draping Culture on Horizon.
  7. Constraint Area: Select the polygon or probe to control the size of the culture shown.

Display culture in 3D view

  1. In the Culture tab, right-click on the culture file.
  2. Select Show in 3D view to show the culture in 3D view.
  3. Select Hide in 3D view to hide the culture file.

Note: The 3D View must be open to view the culture file(s).

Loading and positioning an image

Correct image placement and scale require positioning information. Georeferenced TIFF files usually do not require positioning. Other image formats (including georeferenced jpg, png, and other images) require coordinates to position the image.

Image properties

If the tie points are known, e.g. from corner coordinates, enter the corresponding values in the fields.

To position an image, three tie points are required. A tie point associates an image location (in pixels) with an X/Y coordinate.

To set tie points:

  1. Click a Tie Point pencil to choose which point to update
  2. Click a known coordinate in the image, e.g.
    • A well
    • A marked location
    • An intersection of grid lines
  3. Repeat for the second and third tie points
  4. In the X and Y columns, enter the coordinates for the three locations.
  5. Drag tie points to interactively make small adjustments.

Note: The three points must not lie in a straight line.

  1. Use the Opacity slider to adjust the image transparency.

Note: Images imported as culture are displayed in the Map View. To import images that are displayed in section views (e.g. 2D seismic images), see Importing Image on Views.

Export culture polygons

Export culture polygons to DUG’s culture file format (.duculture).

Export culture polygons
  1. In the Culture tab, right-click the culture product.
  2. Select Export shapes to, and select one of the following options:
    • Export to Shape File (Lat/Long): Export to a shape file in the lat/long format.
    • Export to Shape File (Project CRS): Export to a shape file in the configured project CRS.
    • Export to Kml / Kmz (Lat/Long): Export to a Kml/Kmz file in the lat/long format.
  3. Type a filename for the culture file. Use the default location for culture is the 191culture folder in the project.
  4. Click Save.

Convert culture to polygons

Export culture polygons
  1. In the Culture tab, right-click the culture product.
  2. Select Export shapes to new map polygon.
  3. Insight will create a new polygon in the Control Panel > Polygon tab.
    • The new polygon will have the same name as the culture.

See Polygon Overview for more information on using polygons in Insight.