What Are Geodata Services?
It’s hard to imagine making important leasing or drilling decisions without the ability to analyze the latest oil and gas information and see it on a map. Fortunately, it’s easy to bring Drillinginfo’s data into a company’s GIS and mapping environment with DI Geodata Services. By using a web address, users can connect directly to Drillinginfo’s data feed and stream it to their desktops or servers.
Who Is This For?
The role of mapmaker or cartographer has evolved into the GIS professional, and Drillinginfo is making it easier for these analysts to integrate our products with their company’s internal data and mapping software. Every GIS Pro has his or her preferred commercial or custom mapping software, and we’re making sure our Geodata Services conform to global standards for maximum compatibility.
How Can You Connect?
WMS (Web Map Services) and WFS (Web Feature Services) are standard Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) protocols that are compatible with most mapping software. If you’re using ArcGIS, QGIS, Petrel, Transform, Geographix, Spotfire, or any software that is OGC-compliant, you can connect to our Geodata Services. Our upcoming ArcGIS Server services will provide advanced data layers that can be used in ArcGIS for Desktop products or integrated into ArcGIS Online.
What Data Are We Providing?
Many of DrillingInfo’s core datasets are already streaming via Geodata Services. Users can pull in layers like our permits, rig locations, and Landtracs lease outlines, and they will have the ability to use pre-generated styles and to identify the attributes behind the data.
Drillinginfo’s newest layers for ArcGIS Server will include heat maps that show permitting activity. After identifying these hot spots, users can take a closer look at our other data to investigate permitting, drilling, and leasing activity in the area.
How Can Geodata Services Improve Your Workflow?
By connecting to Drillinginfo’s Geodata Services, you will have a direct link to our updated datasets in the local environment that you are most comfortable working with. You’ll be able to identify, query, style, and perform geoprocessing on our layers all within the context of your own areas of interest. Now the time that might have been spent to download, format, and search for data can be used to analyze, produce maps, and make decisions.
Our Geodata Services are available today and we’ll be making additional layers available on a regular basis. If you’d like to learn more, a DI representative can help you decide how DI’s Geodata Services can work with your organization.
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