Earlier this week we posted on the Explorer presentation during the plenary at the Federal User Conference.
Here’s an overview of the Explorer presentation during the plenary at the Petroleum User Group meeting (PUG), held in Houston last week.
The first part of the presentation was similar to the FedUC demonstration, showing how the default ArcGIS Online maps and a wide variety of other content services, including ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server map and globe services, and WMS services, could easily be accessed and integrated into a common map.
For the next section, Alaska was used as the study area to showcase the ability to add a variety of local data. Shown below are:
- a raster (BSQ image) downloaded from the EROS site
- a file geodatabase of the ANWR and Area 1002 boundaries
- a shapefile with airport locations
- a KML file showing soil chemistry downloaded from the USGS Minerals Resource site
Next, Area 1002 was visited, showcasing some of the new symbols available in Explorer (the camera symbols in this case). These notes were linked to popups showing Quicktime panoramas taken by USGS field crews.
The next section highlighted Explorer’s capabilities for integrating a wide variety of non-map content based on location. In this case some of the wildcat wells studied by the USGS were shown, with each popup linking to a wide variety of online information published for each well. For example, links could be followed to view the photos of core samples taken at varying depths in each well, and other information such as depths to stratigraphic horizons, gamma ray data, and drilling and geologic reports.
Finally, the demonstration moved to the Gulf of Mexico where several custom tasks were used. Shown below are the fields in play in the Gulf region (the colored splotches indicate varying degrees of oil and natural gas yields) and the outlines of the oil leases in the Gulf (from a geodatabase obtained from the Minerals Management Service).
Leases were selected belonging to a particular oil company (the orange highlighted fields), and all adjacent leases expiring within 90 days were found (the red highlighted fields). This was accomplished using a geoprocessing task authored using ArcGIS Desktop, and published as a task for Explorer via ArcGIS Server.
The expiring leases were then sent to another custom task (by right clicking the result and using Send To) which generated a report for the selected leases, summarizing ownership, the terms of the lease, area, and other information.