Data for Exercises
Copy the folder data in data.zip to the top-level directory C:\ on your hard drive. It is essential to have it in a convenient location as you will be modifying and adding to the data as you work through the exercises.
Installing the TNTmips software
Double-click the self-installing file TNT_2015_App_Win32_20151118.exe, which opens an InstallShield wizard:
Click Next to proceed and then respond Yes to accept the terms of the Licence Agreement.
Enter a User Name and a Company name at the next step, if the wizard has not picked them up from your original Windows installation. Click Next.
You are then asked for a Destination Location, which is best left as the default C:\Program Files\MicroImages\TNT_2015.
Once you click Next you are given an option to add languages in addition to English which is the default. Since the Exercises are all in English it is best to decline the multilingual options – click on Languages to decline all of them.
After another InstallShield screen to allow you to review your entries, the software will be installed, and will appear in Start/Programs as a folder called MicroImages.
Now start TMTmips – click on Start/Programs/MicroImages/TNTgis 2015 (32-bit)/TNTmips 2015 (32-bit) (you will only be using TNTmips in the Exercises). First you will be asked to configure your licence. Select Free for all three parts of the software.
Click OK and the TNTmips main menu bar will appear at top-left of your desktop.
Install the TNTmips documentation
To install the complete set of documentation files on your computer run the self-installing file by double clicking on TNT_2015_Doc_Win_20150624.exe. This automatically locates the files in C:\Program Files\MicroImages\TNT_2015\doc. The Tutorials provide step-by-step instructions for major processes used by TNTmips. Technical Guides summarize the capabilities of individual processes and explain the process interface and settings. Quick Guides provide quick how-to’s and power tips.
The installed documentation comes with a pre-built search index. A convenient way to locate the topics covered by the many PDF files while using TNTmips is to select Help/Browse Documentation. That opens the file category.htm in C:\Program Files\MicroImages\TNT_2015\doc\html in your default web browser. On the left of the window under Documentation are links to the TNTmips Tutorials, Technical Guides, and Quick Guides, and a Glossary of terms used in the TNTgis system – that is the best starting point.
Browsing through the contents gives a clear impression of the huge range of possibilities presented by this and many other professional GIS and image processing software systems. The Exercises in this project use just a few of the more geologically relevant options. Once you have completed them, you may wish to learn more skills by going through some of the Tutorials which use sample data to which the Tutorials refer.
Install sample data for TNTmips tutorials
Create a new folder called Sample Data in C:\Program Files\MicroImages\TNT_2015. You now need to unzip the file TNT_2016_SampleData.zip and copy the various folders and their contents to this new folder.
The following Tutorials may be useful for extending your geological work. Access them from Help/Tutorials in the main TNTmips Menu bar. This will open tutorials.htm in C:\Program Files\MicroImages\TNT_2015\doc\html if you have installed the TNTmips documentation.
Displaying geospatial data
Getting good colour
Coordinate reference systems
|Geologically useful topics
3D perspective visualization
Analyzing hyperspectral images
Analyzing terrain and surfaces
Creating and using Styles
Digitizing soil maps
Editing Vector geodata
Image classification and Feature mapping
Making geological maps
Making map layouts
Modelling watershed geomorphology