Promoting GIS in your Workplace

Are you working in an organisation that you feel could really benefit from GIS, but don’t know how to go about selling it to the right people? Here are a few ways that I’ve found useful for promoting GIS to the decision makers: KISS – The key to selling any new concept to a busy…

Exprodat Uses 202 to Hit the Play Fairway Sweet Spot

London, United Kingdom, 11th Oct 2010 – Exprodat has released version 202 of Exploration Analyst and for the first time geoscientists are able to rely on a single toolkit to create common risk segment (CRS) maps while mapping play fairways. The release contains major new functionality including support for raster and contour datasets as inputs,…

Exprodat Consulting Aims for 600 by the end of 2010

Alongside software and consulting services, Exprodat Consulting offers some of the most popular GIS-based training courses to the Oil & Gas industry. To prove their point, the company has just completed a course that included their 500th attendee. Such is the popularity and value of their courses, the company expects to pass the 600 mark…

Extruding data in ArcGIS Explorer 1200

ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer (AGX) is a free downloadable GIS viewer which allows viewing of a wide variety of spatial data in either 2D or 3D (Globe) display modes. This blog describes a utility I’ve developed that allows features in AGX feature or package layers to be exported to ‘extruded’ 3D KML (to download it see…

Premier Oil Deploys Exprodat Software for SMT Kingdom Integration and Data Access

London, United Kingdom, 26th July 2010 – Exprodat today announced that Premier Oil (www.premier-oil.com) recently purchased Exprodat’s KBridge and Directory extensions to ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop. KBridge allows users to transfer their KINGDOM well, seismic and interpretation data to ArcMap (and vice versa) while Directory combines an easy-to-use data catalogue with powerful search, preview and metadata…

Measuring the Quality of Predictions: 3

Assessing the Quality of the Modelling of Continuous Variables in the 2D Domain – A Deterministic Approach See Part 1 and Part 2 of the ‘Measuring the Quality of Predictions’ discussion. Distribution of Uncertainty Unfortunately, limiting the analysis of uncertainty to the magnitude of the residuals alone is proven to be too limited an approach.…

Measuring the Quality of Predictions: 2

Assessing the Quality of the Modelling of Continuous Variables in the 2D Domain – A Deterministic Approach See Part 1 of How can I measure the quality of my predictions? Estimating Prediction Quality through Validation Whilst a geostatistical approach to the interpolation provides the user with a direct estimate of the errors of the predictions, this…

Tip 11: ESRI Tips and Shortcuts

If you’re an ArcGIS Desktop user you might be interested to know that there are a number of keyboard shortcuts available to speed up frequently used operations and save you some mouse mileage: ArcGIS Desktop 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 Tips and Shortcuts ArcGIS Desktop 10 Tips and Shortcuts   My personal favourite is F9 – stop drawing!…