Software Available from the KGS

The Kansas Geological Survey has long been involved with software and the use of computers in geosciences. These pages describe the software available from the Survey and technical publications on these topics.

Software being actively developed and supported by the KGS

Barometric Response Function Software
The KGS Barometric Response Function software computes a function describing the influence of barometric (atmospheric) pressure variations on water levels in wells and uses that function to filter atmospherically induced fluctuations from observed water levels. The software can also compute earth tide response functions and correct water levels for the influence of earth tides.
LEOWEB 11 is a web based version of the most recent development efforts to convert geographic coordinates to PLSS legal land descriptions. The project has been funded by Kansas GIS Policy Board and the Kansas Geological Survey. The application runs via contemporary web browsers with server side interaction thru the Oracle APEX 4.0 environment.
LEO 7.0
LEO 7.0 is a JAVA application that converts Kansas Public Land Survey System (PLSS) legal land descriptions to geographic coordinates and vice versa. The program is designed to run as a stand-alone application allowing users to perform conversions without access to a networked environment. The application is not a surveying tool and only provides an approximate conversion.
SurfSeis© is software for multichannel analysis of surface waves, compatible with Microsoft® Windows(tm). A new demonstration disk is available. Version 2.0 is now in release.
WinSeis Seismic Processing Software is for use with Microsoft Windows on 386, 486, or Pentium personal computers. Features include filtering, statics, muting, format conversion, geometry, data display, and printing.

This software is not being actively developed or supported

GEMINI Project
GEMINI (Geo-Engineering Modeling through Internet Informatics) is an interactive, integrated Website designed to construct real-time geo-engineering reservoir models.
Kipling.xla is an add-in for Excel 97 and Excel 2000 that can be used for modeling and prediction of both discrete and continuous data. Kipling was developed at primarily for well log analysis applications. In particular, Kipling can easily be used in conjunction with the PfEFFER well log analysis package. However, the methodology is highly generalized, so that Kipling can be applied to almost any kind of data.
PfEFFER Pro is a cost-effective and practical tool for the real-time, interactive log analysis. Spreadsheet database and graphic features allow both rapid interaction and comparative evaluation of multiple interpretations or best case/worst case extremes. In addition, multiple wells and zones are easily managed. A project file can be generated that assembles reservoir parameter, grids them, and displays them as 2-D maps or 3-D surfaces. Requires Excel 97 (or later) to operate.
User's Manual for CORRELATOR, Version 5.2, by Ricardo A. Olea and Robert J. Sampson, KGS, Open-file Report 2002-51
Surface III software
Available for Macintosh computers, Surface III is a gridding and contouring program.
WHEAT is a set of user-friendly Windows programs for computer-based mapping and geographic analysis designed for ease of use by natural resource scientists. FREE.
SUPRPUMP version 1.0
SUPRPUMP aids in the analysis and design of pumping tests and slug tests. It is available as a PC application, and Fortran source code is included.

Web software resources from sites other than the Kansas Geological Survey

National Energy Technology Laboratory
The U.S. Dept. of Energy's NETL has a software web page with simulators, predictive models, and other software.
Macintosh Geological Software
This list of software for Macintosh computers is sponsored by Texas Christian University.