Tip 6: Animation in ArcGIS Desktop

With 48 toolbars at version 9.3.1 ArcGIS Desktop has a lot of hidden functionality that many users may be unaware of.  One such toolbar is the Animation toolbar which allows you to animate data to help identify spatial trends through time.  The functionality is not obvious at first but ArcGIS Desktop’s integrated Help covers animation in…

How Big is your Training Gain? Part 2

In part 1 of “How big is your training gain?”, I provided a simple spreadsheet model that readers could have a play with and visualise their potential training gain. Well how did it go? In part 2 I’d like to present and discuss a couple scenarios that I came up with. Scenario Modelling Scenario 1 –…

Landfill Sites vs. Acreage: Worlds Apart?

As if running a GIS business wasn’t hard enough work, I recently signed up for a part-time MSc course, run by UNIGIS. One of the fun things about a course like this is that it takes you in to areas you wouldn’t normally venture. One of the exercises I’ve just completed was to identify potential landfill…

Tip 5: GDB Attribute Domains

Attribute Domains for ArcGIS File Geodatabases are arguably the most important data quality tool for geoscientists creating play fairway mapping data. As such we thought it would be useful if the next in our series of GIS Tips explained how to use them. There are probably three types of ArcGIS users reading this: Users that already understand…

How Big is your Training Gain? Part 1

Exprodat is focused on helping our clients in the petroleum sector make better use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and we are sector leading specialists in the use and application of ArcGIS technology from ESRI to E&P spatial challenges. Every organisation that takes on board GIS wrestles with the question: how much training do…