Batch Geoprocessing with ArcPy

When you want to run the same geoprocessing tool on many feature classes, one option is to right click the tool and select the batch option, but it can be tedious to add all your datasets to the list – the entry columns have to be widened to check that the paths have been entered…

Can Renewables learn from Oil and Gas?

Can the Renewable Energy industry leverage the lessons learnt by its Oil & Gas brother? Last year the Renewable Energy Focus magazine published the feature “Oil, Gas and Wind: offshore harmony?” which argues that there are opportunities for skills transfer between the Renewable Energy (RE) and Oil & Gas (O&G) sectors. The feature highlights various areas where this…

Exprodat Launches Unconventionals Analyst Website

Exprodat, the UK-based provider of petroleum GIS services, software and training, has created a dedicated micro-site to more fully explain the benefits of their Unconventionals Analyst software, for use in unconventionals developments. Joining a suite of popular ArcGIS extensions that Exprodat has created to address specific requirements in oil and gas exploration and production workflows,…

Exprodat Builds on Petroleum ArcGIS Training Success in Houston

Exprodat, the UK-based provider of petroleum GIS services, software and training, is running another series of their popular ArcGIS-based petroleum training courses in Houston, Texas. Following a very successful and well attended series of courses last year, Exprodat trainers will be in Houston in February and March, working with training partners; Petroskills and TeachMeGIS to…

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)…