Converting Models to Scripts - Cleaning Tips

Models to Scripts: Cleaning Tips

Introduction In my current role, scripting is by far my favourite activity. I’ve always enjoyed language, and in the same way I enjoy writing and reading other’s scripts. Although reading, understanding, and altering scripts written by others can often be seen as an area where the drudgery must be mitigated or avoided, I enjoy trying…

Advanced Labelling with Python

Advanced Labelling with Python

There can be times when data which is available to you may not present information exactly as you would like.  Variations in units are common. In many cases, you can simply create a new column and calculate a converted value. What happens when you don’t have write access to the data? Suddenly you have an…

Our Esri 2015 UC Q&A Highlights

Our Esri 2015 UC Q&A Highlights

There’s only a few days left before the 2015 Esri User Conference (UC) in San Diego, and Esri has released the UC Q&A, which aims to answer common questions about Esri’s products and services, and also sets the scene for the UC. It’s a comprehensive document; the PDF download stretches to 169 pages; so here (in…

Exprodat Software Enhances Petroleum Play Assessment

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS platform specialist, understands that exploration departments within oil and gas companies are under huge pressure to better understand opportunities and make better exploration decisions. The recently released version 222 of Exploration Analyst is a key tool for people tasked with these crucial activities. Exploration Analyst v222, which supports Esri’s…

Exprodat Supports the 2015 Esri User Conference

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS platform specialist, will be supporting the Esri Petroleum and Mining User Group social event at the forthcoming User Group meeting in San Diego to further demonstrate the continuing close relationship between the two companies. This latest partnership follows the recent Esri Middle East User Group Meeting in Dubai where…

Tip 29 Using ModelBuilder Iterators

Tip 29: Using ModelBuilder Iterators

Build once, process many! In a previous blog it was discussed how you can use ArcPy to perform batch geoprocessing instead of using the ‘batch’ option for a tool. There is however a 3rd way you could consider that is far quicker than using the ‘batch’ option, plus you don’t need to know any Python!…

Managing geodetic risks in E&P

Managing Geodetic Risks in E&P

In 2005, an unnamed oil & gas operator quietly set the world record in drilling furthest from the intended location. Positioning a rig offshore, not far from the equator, someone managed to misread Latitude North as South. As a result, the well spudded 400 kilometres off target.1 This is an extreme example but, in our…