Benchmarking GIS Performance

Benchmarking GIS Performance: A Multi-client Example In this blog, which follows a previous posting where I described a GIS Strategy Review Approach for the petroleum industry I’m going to look at a real world example of measuring GIS effectiveness: Exprodat’s multi-client GIS benchmarking project from 2012. If you’d like to jump straight into the detailed results please download the detailed 2012…

Exprodat Brings the Petroleum ArcGIS Classroom to You

Exprodat, the oil and gas software, consultancy and training supplier, has made their popular suite of petroleum ArcGIS training courses available through a ‘virtual classroom’.  For more information visit https://www.exprodat.com/Training/Booking/Virtual-Classroom/ Virtual classroom training attendees will learn how to implement spatial technology and data in the E&P environment without having to travel to join a public course.…

Measuring GIS Effectiveness

Measuring GIS Effectiveness: Exprodat’s GIS Maturity Matrix Approach How do you measure how well your company has implemented GIS? How do you benchmark your GIS both internally and externally against your peers?  How do you develop a strategy for developing your GIS, and measure how effective it has been? Exprodat developed the GIS Maturity Matrix to…

Plotting Dip and Strike Readings

Dips and strikes? Dip and strike readings are simple but important geological measurements which can be used for structural and stratigraphic analysis. They are generally made by a field geologist directly at a geological outcrop. The dip of the geological layer is defined as the maximum inclination, in degrees, of the layer from the horizontal…

Tip 23: Loading Grids to ArcGIS

As geoscientists, we need to bring into ArcGIS various types of gridded data, including surfaces with elevation values, sub-surface horizons with depth values, or imagery with spectral values. If you don’t have access to a dedicated ArcGIS extension for loading such data types, like our own Data Assistant, then the way to load these into ArcGIS…

Creating Map Books with ArcGIS

Increase mapping productivity using Data Driven Pages If you want to create a PDF map book or a map series covering a study area, you can do so with minimum fuss by using Data Driven Pages (DDP). The only thing you need to accomplish this is a polygon layer with a column which contains unique…

Stop Making Basic Positioning Mistakes!

Make a geodetic New Year’s resolution: stop making basic positioning mistakes! This New Year, why not resolve to stop making basic geodetic positioning mistakes in your ArcGIS documents. We’re sure your boss, customers and organisation will thank you. To help you with this, Exprodat and Priemere GeoTechnology have collaborated to create a free tool, called the Geodetic…

Tip 22: Using Raster Catalogs

Using a Raster Catalog in ArcCatalog You can use a Raster Catalog to store high volumes of imagery. You can create them from the File menu in ArcCatalog, or from the Create Raster Catalog tool in ArcToolbox. When set up and populated, with some image tiles selected, it will look something like the image below: Using the…

Exprodat’s Petroleum ArcGIS Training Courses Go Global

Exprodat, the UK-based provider of petroleum GIS services, software and training, has developed a reputation around the world for its unique range of petroleum ArcGIS training courses leading the company to add a number of new locations for 2013. In 2013 Exprodat will offer training courses in Houston (Texas, USA), Perth (Australia), Calgary (Canada) and…