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…

A Mapping Platform for Exploration

It’s been nearly 3 years since Esri announced that the technology we’d been using for years was now “a platform”. I think it’s fair to say people were initially confused. Fast forward a couple of releases and Esri’s technology stack has matured significantly, and with it their ArcGIS Platform offering. We’re now seeing the realisation…

Treasure Hunt with Maps and Apps

Treasure Hunt with Maps & Apps

Exprodat recently held its first company day of 2015 and it was a great success. It’s a day filled with company updates from the Exprodat management team, technical workshops, team meetings and team-building social events. I’m on the Sports and Social Committee and we always try to plan a fun activity as part of the…

Exprodat Enjoys a Successful Esri Petroleum GIS Conference

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS platform specialist, has enjoyed a hugely successful trip to Houston, Texas for the annual Esri Petroleum GIS Conference. This year, Esri CEO Jack Dangermond opened the conference – the twenty-fifth anniversary event – with a plenary presentation that continued to explain his company’s ideas and ambitions for making GIS…

Improving Map Service Performance

In this blog we will look at how you can improve the performance of your ArcGIS for Server-based WebGIS applications by tweaking the content of the map services that they use. Before you start If you’re creating a new WebGIS application, or looking to amend an existing one, you should consider: Who’s going to use…

5 Key Messages from the 2015 EPC

5 Key Messages from the 2015 EPC

This was the third year that Esri has focused in on the ‘Location (Web GIS) Platform’ concept in their Partner Conference, and there was a real clarity around the messaging this year. These are my top 5 takeaways. 1. It’s not about the technology There was a clear shift away from a focus on technology,…

Survey results: GIS in Oil & Gas

Exprodat carried out its second industry benchmark survey in 2014, measuring geospatial capability maturity across 18 oil & gas operators worldwide (including Independents, IOCs and NOCs). Initial results were presented at the European PUG conference in November, and we are now pleased to make the full report available free of charge. From GIS resourcing levels…