Exprodat Announces Award of ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Exprodat Consulting Ltd. has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standards for its GIS consulting, training and software development in the oil and gas industry. For any company to achieve this award, the staff need to be able to demonstrate an ability to consistently provide products and…

Calculating True Distance Over a Surface

How to calculate the true distance over a surface A point-to-point distance taken from a map does not provide a true measurement of the distance between those points; I have to take the intervening topography into account, as shown below. To calculate the 3D length of a line (in ArcMap, with the 3D Analyst extension)…

GIS: A Cure for Confirmation Bias?

Confirmation Bias: a tendency of people to favour information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses: Wikipedia*. It’s a terrible disease for the petroleum explorer. Succumbing to confirmation bias often leads to overconfidence in one’s ability to predict outcomes, technical risk underestimation and poor decision making. Wishful thinking syndrome is also a common side effect, and the…

Exprodat Appoints Steven Feldman as Non-Executive Chairman

Exprodat, the petroleum GIS services, software & training specialist and Esri Gold Partner, has appointed geospatial industry expert Steven Feldman as Non-Executive Chairman. Feldman has huge experience of the geospatial industry garnered from leading GDC to being the country’s foremost e-government geo-solutions providers; through his time as Managing Director of MapInfo UK; to creating and…

Tip 26: Viewing in Stereo

Stereo viewing, or Stereoscopy, has long been used by geoscientists to create the illusion of depth. Traditionally, overlapping air photographs (“stereopairs”) have been viewed with a stereoscope, where the stereo effect is created from a slight offset in the viewpoint of each of the stereopair photographs. Investigating an area in “3D” affords a greater understanding…

Exprodat at the 2013 Esri European Petroleum User Group

Exprodat, the petroleum GIS services, software and training specialist will be showcasing its software at the forthcoming 2013 Esri European Petroleum Users Group (PUG) in London, including the new Exploration Analyst and Data Assistant extensions for ArcGIS Desktop. The Esri European PUG, being held in London between 14th and 15th November 2013, brings together the region’s…

Feeding the GeoEvent Processor

The GeoEvent Processor is an extension for ArcGIS for Server version 10.2 that processes real-time data – for instance, vessel or vehicle position information. In addition to allowing the display of real-time data in, um, real-time, the GeoEvent Processor provides GeoFence and other functionality that enables alerts to be automatically generated – for instance, you…