With 1 month of the New Year under our belt, it’s a good time to take a step back and look at the state of the GIS community. From my perspective, and I think many of you would agree, it’s easy to see the current state is change. The multidisciplinary nature of GIS has always made it a dynamic industry. Today we are seeing greater change, at a more rapid pace. There are 3 main areas where change will provide the greatest impact to a GIS professionals day-to-day activities.
New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 yearsto go to catch up to the rest of the company, in honor of our anniversary we took a look back at 23 of our (and your) favorite posts. So whether you’re revisiting a post or reading it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it!
In the spirit of GIS Day this year we are mapping out our employees favorite places to visit during their free time. Check out our Esri Story Map below:
In the third installment of our series, How to Spot an Expert, we’re focusing on folks that offer web GIS services for pipeline operators. We’ve shared our feedback on evaluating compliance consultants and what to look for in a risk analyst, but this week, we’re shifting gears to an ever-expanding market within web GIS.
With the upcoming Advanced Pipeline Referencing solution from Esri and the UPDM data model, we think you’ll be seeing a lot more options for GIS implementations and greater variety in vendors who can offer services in the pipeline space. However, not everyone understands the complexities of the pipeline industry. So, we’ve identified three key elements that your web GIS vendor should be able to offer to ensure a successful implementation for pipeline operators.
In today's pipeline industry, resources are scarce but the work to be completed is overwhelming. With ongoing surveys, new construction, acquisitions, and inspections, pipeline operators are producing more data than ever but have fewer resources than ever to manage it.
That's where we come in. Integrity Plus offers onsite and temporary staffing services to help with ILI alignments, data capture, centerline corrections, job books, and many other GIS data management services. Our team is trained on the latest applications, local, and available to operators who need supplemental staff immediately.
The Esri UC has been over for less than a week and we’re still buzzing over the technology, conversations, and ideas that were shared. With over 18,000 attendees, a huge exhibit hall, countless sessions, demos, and networking events, it was a lot to take in. Despite the blur of geo-excitement, we honed in on three key messages that apply specifically to pipeline operators….
As a proud Esri partner, we at New Century utilize their tools to produce software that is user-friendly and easily accessible. We also love to use their tools to share information! One of our favorite Esri tools is Story Maps.
Story Maps are a great way to visualize information and share data in a fun, attractive manner. We have made several story maps for our blog in the past, such as pipeline compliance around the world, New Year traditions, and top Thanksgiving producers.I must admit…I was a little confused the first time I tried to build a story map. There are a lot of options and it can be a little overwhelming. So, we wanted to share some of our Esri partner expertise with you and help you build a story map with ease.
Next week, we’re hosting our first-ever Client Conference Backyard Series in Denver, CO. We’re taking the client event experience we’ve become known for and breaking it up into three separate one-day pipeline GIS-fests in Denver, Houston and Oklahoma City.
Why? Because in 2016, we want to do everything in our power to better serve our customers. So, instead of having you come to us … we’re coming to you!
The oil and gas industry this year has certainly had its ups and downs with people and companies moving, combining, coming and going. Every year brings a new set of challenges, and our goal this year is to meet them head-on to help lighten the burden on our customers. We plan to do this through re-imaging how to manage ILI data, building support for spatial data models, and integrating with ESRI ArcGIS Online.
To ensure data quality and accuracy, operators are editing and maintaining their data around the clock. Often, when changes are made in a database, it can be difficult to visualize when and where the edits occur on the pipeline.