GroundWater Desktop (GWD) is a 3D User Interface for visualizing groundwater
models, environmental data and 3D kriging. While GWD is general, and might be used to visualize
any model, its development to-date has focused on MODFLOW, MODPATH and MT3D,
including the latest unstructured grid capabilities encompassed within
MODFLOW-USG. GWD enables users to view the model numerical grid, input data such
as properties and boundary conditions, as well as output data including heads,
concentrations and pathlines. Models can be examined using cross-sectional,
cut-away and layer "exploded" views.
Used as an AddIn with Groundwater Vistas or as a standalone, GWD provides a powerful tool for visualizing and evaluating groundwater models together with environmental data such as water levels and chemistry
GWD supports importing 3D point data such as borings and their collected environmental data such as water levels and chemistry. In Version 2, 3D kriging is added with an option to do kriging directly on Modflow Grid and Variogram modeling
Share your visualization files with colleagues and clients using a freely-available restricted-capability version of the same program as a free 3D viewer
Export report-quality high resolution images for presentations or reports
Create high resolution animations
Capabilities can be customized to meet project-specific needs
Technical support available directly from the developer
Version 2.0.18 Released, Fixed several bugs with contouring when very small Noflow value used.
Version 2.0.17 Released, Fixed several minor bugsbugs
Version 2.0.16 Released, Fixed bug related to MF Grid Outlline visibility and contour labels visbility after reopening project filefile
Version 2.0.15 Released, Fixed bug related to reading shapefiles adn bug related to offset and rotation of Model outline in Surface View
Version 2.0.14 Released, Added option to filter pathlines by end points and captured by MNW wells, Fixed several bugs in 3D kriging related to slow loading big data sets.
Version 2.0.13 Released, Fixed some issues related to MF targets.
Update Version 2.0.12 Released, Fixed some issues related to License key check and reading MNW package if THIEM loss type is used.
Update Version 2.0.10 Released, Fixed some issues with Exporting imaages.
Update Version 2.0.09 Released, Fixed some issues with Nework License Manager
SSPA offers three courses in September 2015:
Introductory and Advanced PEST Courses
Theory and Application of MODFLOW-USG
Conceptual Groundwater Model Development with the Analytic Element Method
Update Version 2.0.08 Released, added option for exporting MF properties to a shapefile, ASCII arrays, etc.
Version 2 is finally released !!!!!!!!
Version 2. Comming Soon
Version 1.00.025 Released,
Version 1.00.024 Released, Fixed bug that make GWD to
crash during animation
Version 1.00.023 Released, Fixed bug appeared in
version 1.00.022 related to multiple printing of scale bar
Version 1.00.022 Released, Fixed bug related to
MFUSG DRN package
Version 1.00.021 Released, Fixed bug related to launching
GWD from GW Vistas
Version 1.00.020 Released, Added support for
visualizing Surfact concentration file.
Version 1.00.019 Released, Fixed the bug related to
reading wells from GWV and also Grid Cuts if MF USG is viewed. Added option for
renaming tree items by delayed left click and F2 key.
Version 1.00.018 Released, Fixed the bug related to
some UCN views.
Version 1.00.017 Released, Fixed the bug related to
synchronization between head and MF stress periods, Added and option to read MF
USG CLN wells.
Version 1.00.016 Released, Fixed the bug related to
well label font color. Added an option for labeling well pumping rates.
Version 1.00.015 Released, Added an option to snap
shapefiles and GW Vistas map files on top of the MF models.
Version 1.00.014 Released, Fixed the bug in
reading head file in case of no flow value is 1E-30. Added option in Slice and
Cut objects to color HK, VK, S and Sy by unique values (Zones). Added new
feature, MF grid can be visualized as layers surfaces.
Version 1.00.013 Released, Fixed the bug in
importing wells if GWD launched from GW Vistas
Version 1.00.012 Released, Added new feature for
importing GW Vistas MAP basemap files, Fixed the bug in Exporting Pathlines to a
shapefiles, Error in Time atribute.
Version 1.00.011 Released, Added new feature for
importing data from previously created project files
Version 1.00.010 Released, Fixed bugs related to reading
WEL package if GWD were launched from GW Vistas. Added option to update License
key directly from GWD
Version 1.00.009 Released, Fixed bugs in reading SFR,LAK
and MNW2 packages. Added option to read UPW package. Added option for exporting
pathlines to shapefiles
Version 1.00.008 Released, Fixed offset and rotation bug
in Modflow LAK package.
Version 1.00.007 Released, Temporary fix for a bug that rotates Basemap images.
Fixed a bug related to reading pathlines generated by Modpath version 3.
Version 1.00.006 Released, Fixed bug in animation, if only MT3D
concentrations are animated, GWD wasn't updating concentration related objects.
Version 1.00.005 Released, Fixed bug related to wrong reading of
wells if GWD launched from Groundwater Vistas and bug related to the animation
Version 1.00.004 Released, Fixed bug that crashed GWD if launched
from Groundwater Vistas.
Version 1.00.003 Released, added option to visualize modflow USG grids as
a discrete cells, updated contouring algorithm for Modflow USG heads
The development team is pleased to announce the release of the GWD Version 1.00