Tip 16: Polygon Editing

We often need to use editing tools for digitising a new object such as a point, line or polygon feature. These are fairly straightforward to create, but one of the problems with polygons is that we sometimes need to create a new one alongside an existing one. Let us suppose we have a scanned map…

Seismic 2D shot points in ArcGIS 10

For a while now Esri’s ArcMap has had the ability to add ‘hatches’ to line layers, enabling you to post labelled measurements along lines (for further information see the ArcGIS Desktop 10 help on linear referencing and dynamic segmentation).  The main applications of this in oil and gas are posting shot point labels along 2D…

Exprodat Holds the Key to the KINGDOM for ArcGIS Users

Exprodat’s KBridge was released today for Esri’s ArcGIS 10 platform, continuing to meet the demand for  low cost data integration between KINGDOM and ArcGIS. Geoscientists using KBridge can take control of transfers between SMT’s KINGDOM and ArcMap rather than rely on expensive service-oriented integration solutions. KBridge allows geologists and geophysicists to transfer KINGDOM project data…

Tip 15: Exporting PDFs

Although there are numerous formats for exporting your finished map to, Portable Document Format (PDF) files are possibly the most useful. These files allow users to share high quality cartographic outputs with both a level of security and some flexibility of display. It is also a popular format for delivery to commercial printers, for sharing…

Extruding data in ArcGIS Explorer 1500

In a blog last year we posted an ArcGIS Explorer 1200 add-in that allowed you to create 3D KML representations of feature layers. We have now updated the add-in for ArcGIS Explorer 1500 and posted it for download @ Esri’s ArcGIS.com site. For further information see the following resources: 3D Extruder add-in User Guide for ArcGIS Explorer 1500 Ross Smail’s original…

Exprodat’s ArcGIS Training Courses Develop E&P Careers

Exprodat Consulting’s oil and gas based GIS training courses are now included in the Association for Geographic Information’s (AGI) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme. Exprodat’s ArcGIS training courses are highly regarded by attendees and use petroleum industry workflows, data and best practice to teach E&P professionals how to leverage the power of ESRI’s ArcGIS within…

Tip 13: Hyperlinking to Document Pages

Hyperlinking allows users to establish a connection from one information source to another with just a mouse click. This can be very useful in presentations, and when applied to the GIS environment many forms of documentation benefit from a spatial linkage, e.g. in ArcGIS Desktop you can provide additional information about the features on the…

Exprodat Steals the Show at PETEX 2010 Conference

The recent PETEX 2010 conference saw the oil and gas exploration and production community come together for a week in Earl’s Court. The conference was supported by an extremely well attended exhibition that allowed product and services companies to present their offerings to a combination of oil & gas professionals and recent graduates. Exprodat Consulting,…