These new developments make gOcad® more hard-rock geology friendly.

1. They allow for an easier input of data into the software, importing files from commonly used GIS software.

2. They allow to test a 3-dimensional model against geophysical datasets,

3. Associated with Noddy, gOcad® has been added a geophysical forward modelling capability,

4. They allow the modelling to be carried out over large areas where spherical projection is absolutely needed.