p:IGI-3 comprises an expanded geochemical database structure, and a dynamic multidimensional visualisation and interpretation tool with extremely elegant graphing capabilities. The software includes an extensive menu of pre-built industry standard plots, most of these having interpretational overlays to guide the user. The database format is both standardised and highly flexible, with both pre-defined and user-definable fields, and dynamic interchange between units and ratio formats. The user can quality assure their data using inbuilt tools, and easily create and modify interpretational data plots of various types. The software comes with a World Data database built from open literature, and a large series of maps for the projection of geochemical data. Both software and geochemical help facilities are included.
The geochemical database structure within p:IGI-3 has 687 pre-defined columns, arranged over 17 linked data pages. An additional 300 user-definable columns allow the user to enter any kind of numeric (including equation) or text data that are not standard within p:IGI's pre-defined columns.