Deeper Than Surface Analysis

Exprodat has recently announced the design and release of a new course: Using GIS for Surface Analysis in E&P. The course looks at how raster and vector surface data management and analysis can be used in E&P workflows and what benefits these new terrain models will bring. Increasing the understanding of the terrain of both offshore and onshore scenarios will only increase the accuracy of project decision making.   Attendees will return to their offices with an excellent working knowledge of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS 3D Analyst desktop extensions.   Exprodat Consulting provides software, consulting services and training courses... (read more)
2011-02-11 12:00:00

ESRI Mapping Center Improving Maps

ESRI has launched Mapping Center, a new website that helps users learn about cartographic concepts and best practices for mapmaking with ArcGIS. The site is designed to provide quick answers to mapmaking problems. Site visitors will find information and sample maps displaying a wide variety of cartographic techniques and effects along with tips and instructions on how to reproduce the featured effects on their own maps.   The application aims to encourage ArcGIS users to employ the same concepts when using geographic information system software that professional cartographers do when making maps. ESRI thus identifies and supports members of the... (read more)
2007-07-10 12:00:00

Helping to Solve Global Problems

Jack Dangermond is the co-founder and president of ESRI, a privately held geographic information systems (GIS) software company that is headquartered in Redlands (CA, USA). In 1969, he co-founded ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) with his wife, Laura. Originally, the company concentrated on land use analysis, but increasingly focused on developing GIS software. ESRI became a leader in the GIS industry during the 1980s and continues to develop and support the most widely used GIS technology.<P>   Can you describe the vision of ESRI, what are your ideas on the use of spatial information? While our software products and services... (read more)
2008-03-12 12:00:00

New Edition of Modeling Our World

Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts from Esri Press is a comprehensive work that explains the fundamental geographic information concepts underlying the geodatabase model and its use. The fully revised second edition reflects the new features and functionality available in ArcGIS 10. The book details the use of geodatabase structural elements to ensure spatial and attribute integrity in data modelling and geographic analyses. In addition, it explains how to manage an organisation's workflow and provides strategies to scale geodatabases from small projects up to multiple departments across a large organisation."Professional GIS [geographic information system] users have the... (read more)
2010-08-02 09:52:34

EdgeTech and Esri Cooperating on Data to ENC Solution

EdgeTech has entered into a cooperative engagement with Esri. Utilising Esri’s ArcGIS for Maritime platform in combination with the EdgeTech 6205 sonar, customers have access to real-time, high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor and electronic navigation charts stored and accessible in the cloud, anywhere, anytime and on any device. To meet the emerging requirement of creating hydrographic products, including charts, more efficiently and accurately, the two companies have collaborated and streamlined the process of bathymetric data collection, management and production. Customers can quickly produce and access IHO S-57 compatible data which can be published and used directly from the ArcGIS... (read more)
2017-04-10 04:14:27

Digital Video Visualisation Contract for Wish Software

UK-based Wish Software has been awarded a digital video visualisation contract by Statoil. This project will implement Wish Software’s ground-breaking new VisualGIS Server software, thus making digital video and accompanying survey data available across the enterprise and the web. Users will be able to access their data on zero-client (no install) HTML5-compatible browser-based viewers on devices such as desktops, tablets and iPads. Digital video data is synchronised geographically with web maps provided by ArcGIS Server. Multiple surveys can be displayed simultaneously to provide year-on-year comparisons. For further information on VisualGIS server, please visit (read more)
2015-04-13 09:13:00

Keynote by David Gallo at Esri Ocean GIS Forum

David Gallo, PhD, will address the Esri Ocean GIS Forum at Esri headquarters in Redlands, California, USA, from 5-7 November 2013. Gallo is an American oceanographer and the director of special projects at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He understands the critical contribution the Esri ArcGIS platform is making toward collecting, managing, and sharing information about the oceans in order to better visualise, observe and understand them. Ocean scientists and marine resource managers will attend the Esri Ocean GIS Forum to share ways they apply ArcGIS software to ocean-use planning, research, and environmental protection projects. Professionals attending the event will also... (read more)
2013-10-25 09:21:09

Assessing Offshore Energy Risks

Detailed marine mapping is being used to identify and understand the risks associated in the siting of offshore renewable energy installations. Purchased by Abbott Risk Consulting, the SeaZone data is being used to explore the impact of new installations on other marine users and in support of studies involving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling.     Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) undertakes navigational safety and engineering risk management in the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors. The data purchased from SeaZone, including SeaZone HydroSpatial and SeaZone Charted Raster, is being used by ARC to support an increasing number of studies,... (read more)
2009-09-04 01:37:29

FME 2007 Supports Raster Data

Safe Software’s FME 2007 includes Spatial ETL capability for raster data from now on. The new version provides raster and vector integration capability and facilitates GIS professionals to work with both raster and vector data within one complete spatial ETL solution. Using the familiar FME Workbench interface, FME users who need to work with raster data can harness the extract, transform, and load capabilities that were previously only available for vector data. FME 2007 supports over 20 new formats; new raster formats include HDF4/HDF4-EOS ASTER/Hyperion formats, ERDAS Raw, and RadarSAT2. A WMS reader is also included in FME. Newly added... (read more)
2007-05-09 02:01:52

FME 2015 Includes Various Improvements

FME 2015 by Safe Software is available in both FME Desktop and FME Server. Developments aim to help users easily move their data to where it needs to be and keep up with technology that is constantly evolving. New tools enable them to use more data in more ways and enhanced usability features allow them to work with FME more efficiently. The focus is on getting the most from the data. Users of the new version of FME can take advantage of additional point cloud capabilities including read support for new formats CARIS CSAR and RIEGL 6.0 RDB and the... (read more)
2015-01-19 09:45:51
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