Undertake structured testing of geoscience software with this software review checklist.
The purpose of the Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software (GIGS) series is to provide geoscience software developers and users with recommended industry best practice to evaluate the capabilities of their software with respect to establishing and maintaining geospatial data integrity. The guidance note is a response to significant concern and user experiences of violations of geospatial integrity of data when using geoscience software, leading to incorrect results, inconsistent understanding and misleading information for the user community.
This guidance note is intended for wide use within the E&P industry. It specifically addresses the developers, vendors and suppliers of geoscience software. It is also intended to guide users of this software in discussions with both company internal or commercial geoscience software vendors, regarding current products and future enhancements.
This guidance note is Part 2 of the GIGS series. See also:
- – OGP Document 430-1 “Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software Part 1 – GIGS guidelines”
- – OGP Document 430-3 “Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software Part 3 – User Guide to the GIGS Test Dataset”
This software review document is supplemented by an MS-Excel spreadsheet version of the checklist, intended to facilitate the execution of a geoscience software review and capture its results.