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…