Vehicle Motion and Emissions Mapping

In this blog we look at how the GPS data recorded with video data, or by standalone/phone-based trackers, can be used to generate insights into vehicle motion and to support approximate emissions analysis and mapping. As the introduction of zero emission vehicles to fleets will generally be a gradual process these insights may be of use to fleet operators looking to determine how to deploy a limited number…

Visualising Data in ArcGIS Maps for PowerBI

For those not familiar with Microsoft PowerBI, it is a dashboard application that allows users to create a plethora of views of tabular data. This is done through the use of Visualizations. Data inputs can range from a simple CSV file to enterprise databases. Many of these Visualizations are in the form of graphs. The usual suspects (bar, line and pie) are included. Naturally,…

KAUST Improves Workflows with Data Assistant

Staff working within the Earth Science and Engineering programme at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered a way to dedicate more time to analysis of the physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, ocean and earth, and less on data preparation. To help them do this work more efficiently, the…

Esri 2021 User Conference Q&A Highlights

The 2021 Esri User Conference (UC) gets underway on July 12th and as in 2020 this year’s event is online-only due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of the conference each year, Esri publishes its UC Q&A – to save you a little time, here are some highlights that I think might be relevant for colleagues…

UA Pro 2.1 Parent Child Wells

My Top 5 Features in v2.1 of Unconventionals Analyst for ArcGIS Pro

As we have just released version 2.1 of Unconventionals Analyst for ArcGIS Pro, I’d like to highlight some of my favorite new features so you can check them out when you install the latest software…   1 – Analyze Well Relationships tool A big challenge in the industry at the moment is identifying initial well/infill well relationships to predict performance interference and recovery reduction. In response to this, we created the Analyze Wells Relationships tool which…

Seismic Data as Voxel Layer

Turning Seismic Data into a Voxel Layer in ArcGIS Pro

In order to help exploration geoscientists better visualise key 3D seismic data within GIS, we recently experimented with importing seismic data into a voxel data cube for viewing in an ArcGIS Pro 3D scene. A voxel layer represents multidimensional spatial and temporal information in a 3D volumetric visualization. For example, think of a room. Imagine the room divided up into points, each one metre apart. Every point…

Using drone video data in the ArcGIS platform

A lot of video recording devices (dash cams, drones and action cameras such as GoPro) now also record a range of metadata along with the video file, such as spatial information that we can use to locate the video and incorporate it into a Geographic Information System, or GIS.  In this blog series we’re sharing our progress on an…