TiConverter: A training image converting tool for multiple-point geostatistics

Mohamed Fadlelmula, John Killough, Michael Fraim

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TiConverter is a tool developed to ease the application of multiple-point geostatistics whether by the open source Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) or other available commercial software. TiConverter has a user-friendly interface and it allows the conversion of 2D training images into numerical representations in four different file formats without the need for additional code writing. These are the ASCII (.txt), the geostatistical software library (GSLIB) (.txt), the Isatis (.dat), and the VTK formats. It performs the conversion based on the RGB color system. In addition, TiConverter offers several useful tools including image resizing, smoothing, and segmenting tools. The purpose of this study is to introduce the TiConverter, and to demonstrate its application and advantages with several examples from the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Geosciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016



  • Multiple-point geostatistics
  • Multiple-point statistics
  • Segmentation
  • SGeMS
  • Training image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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