Please install the following packages to run all of the presented apps locally. A local installation is recommended for faster data processing, and also so that private data can be worked with locally. A local installation is also required if you plan to work with Geosoft .grd files (note: .grd file use only available to Windows users).

Step 1: Microsoft Visual Studio

(Windows users) Update/install Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Some Python packages use C++ to speed up core functions (i.e. SimPEG)

Step 2: Anaconda (Python)

(New Python users) Download Anaconda

  • Launch the installation

  • For new users, it is recommended to let Anaconda set the Environment Path


Step 3: GeoToolkit

Save the zipped file on your computer and extract the GeoToolkit folder.

  • Open a Command Terminal in the GeoToolkit directory (Shift+rightClick) and enter:

conda env create -f environment.yml


Full installation time \(\approx 15\) min. Once completed you will need to activate the environment:

conda activate Toolkit-environment

Step 4: Run the notebooks

Open a Command Terminal (or ‘Open PowerShell Window’) in the GeoToolkit directory (Shift+rightClick) and enter:

Enter>> jupyter notebook


You will see the list of notebooks available similar to the image below. Just click on the one you wish to work with.

Once in a notebook, you can run cells with Shift+Enter.


Alternatively you can run the entire Notebook by selecting the Run All option from the Cell menu