From Jan 2014 Geoplot 3 includes a free upgrade to Geoplot 4.0 when available

Latest news

25 August 2017
A new Geoplot 4.0 beta version (Build 1072) is now available from the Download page.  We will have a stand at the ICAP2017 conference in Bradford on September 12-16th 2017 http://www.ap2017.brad-vis.com/.

9 June 2017
A new Geoplot 4.0 beta version (Build 1004) is now available from the Download page. Small update to the Geoplot 4.0 Data Sheet.

15 May 2017
Fully revised data sheets for : RM85 / FAB1 Gradiometer Data Logging System, Geoplot 4.0, MSP25, RM85. Please enquire about RM85 / FAB1 Gradiometer Data Logging System availability. The latest Geoplot 4.0 beta version is available from the Download page. The email address for Geostudi Astier has changed.

21 February 2017
Geoplot 4.0.is now shipping in beta version due to popular demand. Upgrades from 3.0 available for USB dongles. Coming very soon: LiDAR import, Non-Uniform import, improved MasterGrid, Survey Outline Tool etc. We shall be exhibiting the new  RM85 / FAB1 Gradiometer Data Logging System. at the NSGG field meeting  on May 11, Leicester. The MPX15 has been discontinued. FM256 discontinued 2014.

7 October 2016
Preliminary information released on the RM85 / FAB1 Gradiometer Data Logging System. We will be attending the forthcoming NSGG meeting in London on December 6th 2016.

24 June 2016
Updated Geoplot 4 data sheet - beta version available. Additional MSP25 Information sheet D added to Home page. RM85 manual 1.39 available from the download page. RM85 Tech Support information pages added. Link to the new EAC Guidelines for the Use of Geophysics in Archaeology added to the Applications page. Added guidance in Tech Support for dealing with a potential bug when downloading Parallel Twin data into Geoplot 3.

2 November 2015
New MSP25 Mobile Sensor Platform data sheet and Additional MSP25 Information : sheet A, sheet B and sheet C. New RM85, Geoplot 4.0 data sheets.

6 February 2015
Preliminary information on Geoplot 4 is available to download, along with a Macro example. This was previewed at the recent NSGG meeting in London. We have now created a Twitter feed @GeoscanResearch where up to date news will be posted. We have made changes to our Terms and Conditions regarding our WEEE obligations and revised the WEEE information on this website.

28 May 2014 
New MSP25 Mobile Sensor Platform data sheet available - this replaces the MSP40. Updated documents: RM85 data sheet, PA20 Data Sheet, Geoplot 3 Data Sheet, Running Geoplot 3 on 64 bit Platforms, Product Summary sheet. The FM256 gradiometer will be discontinued when current stock is exhausted, though upgrades from FM9, FM18 and FM36 to FM256 will continue to be available, along with the CF6 carry frame. Contact details for some of our representatives have been amended. Work continues on Geoplot 4. From January 2014 Geoplot 3.0 includes a free upgrade to Geoplot 4.0 when it becomes available. A bug has been discovered in Geoplot 3.0 when collecting '2 Parallel Twin' data with a traverse interval of 0.5m or smaller. A workaround is to download the data as two multiple data sets then use the Merge facility on the File menu to combine them.

20 December 2012 
Three new documents are available for download: new RM85 data sheet, updated information on running Geoplot 3 on 64 bit platforms, Product Summary sheet.

13 August 2012 
The new RM85 resistance meter has now replaced the RM15-D. Spares and accessories will continue to be available for the RM15(-D) for existing users.

26 January 2012 
A new resistance meter, the RM85, will be available in 2012 to replace the RM15-D. Preliminary information is available for download now. RM15-D availability is now very limited. Updated information on running Geoplot 3 on Windows 7 and Vista. There have also been updates to the International Sales information. 2012 price lists will be available on application. Answers to more FAQ have been added (it can be found in Tech Support). This includes information about recycling of our products in the UK.

11 October 2010 
Updated information on running Geoplot 3 on Windows 7.

27 April 2010 
A new representative for Norway has been added to the Sales page. A new download is available for Geoplot 3 for users with a USB Matrix dongle which includes a bug fix for instances of a very large grid and very small sample interval. Instruction manuals for the FM9, FM18, FM36, RM4, RM15, RM15D and MPX15 have been added for download in PDF format. Technical support for Geoplot 3 has been updated with an extended FAQ section. Application links have been updated. There is revised information on running Geoplot 3 on Windows 7. The RM4 has been withdrawn from production.

14/ September 2007 
New downloads are available for Geoplot 3 for users with a USB Matrix dongle - code changes to Geoplot 3 enable it to run on Windows Vista and new facilities for merging MSP40 alpha and beta data have been added that preserve the crispness of the data.Technical support for Geoplot 3 has been updated on the website: "How do I import non-standard data ?". Our WEEE Producer Registration Number has been added in the 'About Us' section of the web site.

9/07/2007  Website Update
Extensive changes have been made to the information on this website. This includes new products : MSP40 Mobile Sensor Platform, PA20 Probe Array which replaces the PA5 Probe Array, RM15-D Resistance Meter which replaces the RM15. There is new Application Information for the MPX15, expanded Technical Support and introduction of FAQ, updated International Sales information, updated downloads, including some of the instruction manuals in PDF format. All data sheets are now available on the relevant page in PDF format.

9/07/2007  Geoplot 3.0 USB Dongles
Geoplot 3 is now available in USB dongle format. Existing Geoplot 3 users with older style LPT dongles or software authorisations can upgrade to the USB dongle version of Geoplot. Many new facilities added.

27/08/2004  New competitive prices
Geoscan Research are pleased to announce new competitive prices and package deals - please contact us or your agent about these.

27/08/2004  Exhibitions
Our products will be on display at EIGG Recent Work In Archaeological Geophysics, London 15 December 2004 and at EIGG Forensic Remote Sensing and Geophysics, London 16 December 2004.

27/08/2004  Website Update
Extensive changes have been made to the information on this website: new FM256 Application Examples,  announcement of a Dual FM256 carry case, revised Technical Support for transfer of authorisations in XP and 2000, new Geoplot downloads for both software locks and hardware (dongle) locks.

28/10/2003  Amended email details for Geoscan Research USA
Email details for Geoscan Research (USA) have been amended  so please bookmark these changes.

28/10/2003  Latest Geoplot code and files available for download
If you have a software lock protected Geoplot (using Authmanw) then you can download the latest version of Geoplot. At present only code for single users is available. Backup system files, default options files and palettes are also available.

28/10/2003  International Society for Archaeological Prospection
This new society was established on 13th September 2003 at the 5th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, Cracow, Poland. New members will be able to join from 1st January 2004.

28/10/2003  Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection
The proceedings of the conference are published in Archaeologia Polona Vol. 41:2003 which is available by visiting the conference website.


17/10/2003  Website Update
Extensive changes have been made to the information on this website. This includes recent  FM256 survey work done in Shetland, movie clips of the FM256 in action, updated Application Information, expanded Technical Support, updated International Sales information..

17/10/2003  New contact details for Geoscan Research USA
Postal, telephone, fax and email details for Geoscan Research (USA) have changed  so please bookmark these changes.

17/10/2003  New contact details for Marac (Greece)
Postal, telephone, fax and email details for Marac S.A. have changed  so please bookmark these changes.

29/9/2002  Website Update
Extensive changes have been made to the information on this website including addition of information about the new FM256 Single / Dual Fluxgate Gradiometer System, updated information on Geoplot running under Windows XP and 2000, redesigned navigations bars, updated international sales information and provision made for downloads and FAQ.

29/9/2002  New FM256 Fluxgate Gradiometer System
Full details of the new FM256 Single / Dual Fluxgate Gradiometer System are now included on the website, including information on upgrade routes for existing FM18/36 users.

29/9/2002  New contact details for Geoscan Research USA
Postal  and telephone details for Geoscan Research (USA) have changed  so please bookmark these changes.

29/9/2002  Geoplot and running on Windows 2000 or XP
If you plan to use Geoplot on Windows 2000 or XP (or any system later than NT4) and you have a Geoplot licence protected with a hardware lock (dongle) then you will need to download new drivers from the Az-Tech website. Go to address :
http://www.az-tech.com/dnl.htm and download Azsetup.exe and Azsetup.txt. Azsetup.txt gives instructions on installing the new driver. Alternatively, you can swop the hardware lock for a software lock but please note that with a software lock will no longer be able to run DOS version 2.02.

If you have a software lock version of Geoplot and plan to run Geoplot on Windows XP or 2000 then it is advisable to transfer the authorisation from floppy disk 3 to the PC in Safe Mode to avoid potential conflicts with any other programs running on the system. Once the authorisation is transferred revert back to normal mode. Likewise, when transferring the authorisation from an XP or 2000 system back to floppy disk 3 it is advisable to use Safe Mode whilst doing this.

21/12/2001  Website Update
Changes have been made to the information on this website including redesigned navigations bars, addition of a trouble-shooting section, new battery specifications for the instruments, updated international sales information and updated information on Geoplot running under Windows ME and XP.

21/12/2001  New contact details for Oyo, Japan
Contact details for Oyo, Japan have changed so please bookmark these changes.

21/12/2001  Geoplot and Upgrading to Windows 2000 or XP
If you plan to upgrade to Windows 2000 or XP (or any system later than NT4) and you have a Geoplot licence protected with a hardware lock (dongle) then you will need to swop the hardware lock for a software lock in order to run Geoplot. Please note that with a software lock you will no longer be able to run DOS version 2.02. Hardware locks will run under