The Story of our Story Maps – Part 3 of 3

By this stage you’re probably wanting to know who’s taken out the first prize in our inaugural story map competition. In my previous two blogs I went through our honourable mentions (including our third place winner) and our runner-up. If you haven’t already give these a look. So, without further ado: To the victor go…

Exploration Analyst v223

Exploration Analyst now even more powerful

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS platform specialist, has released version 223 of its extensively used petroleum exploration and new ventures software Exploration Analyst. The enhancements in version 223 build on the existing powerful analytical tools whilst keeping the simple-to-use and data agnostic ethos that has made previous versions so popular with exploration geoscientists around…

The Story of our Story Maps – Part 2 of 3

Welcome back to the second installation of our Story Map Competition blog. If you’ve missed them, have a look at my previous blog on the origins of the competition and a discussion of some of our notable entries. Our silver prize winner In 2nd place we have Significant UK Offshore Discoveries and Fields by Simon…

The Story of our Story Maps – Part 1 of 3

Last year at Exprodat we decided to hold an internal competition that would couple the keen minds of our staff and our deeply ingrained love of (quality) maps. In days gone our map competitions elicited a few high quality entries, but due to the limitless possibilities of available data and the necessity of using ArcGIS…

Exprodat Supports OGA Exploration Licence Competition

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS platform specialist, has announced that they will support all companies who decide to enter the newly released Oil and Gas Authority Exploration Licence Competition with access to their market-leading basin and play assessment software Exploration Analyst. The OGA has launched the competition to stimulate more oil and gas exploration…

Re-evaluating your GIS

Look around, and you’ll find GIS everywhere – in obvious and less obvious ways. From Google Maps to air traffic control, from parcel tracking to land use analysis, geographical information systems have come to underpin every major aspect of our economy, including oil and gas. GIS is no longer a standalone concept or system, it’s…

Tips for web-based map design

The focus on web mapping application is back, or maybe it never really went away. As we use browser-based mapping technologies more and more I think it is time to discuss what, in my experience, has been important in web-based map creation. In this blog I suggest some things to consider when publishing from a…