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Location data- also known as geographic information or geospatial data- refers to the specific whereabouts of a particular object or asset. …

Did you know, in the early days of oil transportation, the barrels were specifically built to account for about a 5% loss in transit? Oil barrels were meant to transport 42 gallons but were built to hold 44 gallons. Talk about inefficiency.

Today, most oil, natural gas and other hydrocarbon…

Given its wide range of applications, Geographic Information System is full of terms derived from different industries. Some terms are more common in a given field than others.

The following is a list of the most common GIS terms in the oil and gas industry. They are so common that…

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Location intelligence: Involvement of people and technology to visualize spatial data, identifying trends and relationships that result in actionable information. It builds on Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to empower data-driven insights and decision-making.

Gone are the days where businesses would open stores hoping they would perform sufficiently. A very…

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My first paid gig got published last month. It’s a case study I ghostwrote for a remote desktop software company. The piece is about a new (Saas) startup. It offers virtual studios as a service for filmmakers, animators, and other creatives.

To be perfectly honest, this was not the first…

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Organizations are increasingly depending on Geographic Information Systems for applications ranging from navigation services to location-based scavenger hunts. According to a market research group study, global revenue generated by GIS will be worth $25.6 billion by 2030. …

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For utility companies, providing high-quality service is priority number one. These companies also tend to have a very high number of assets (vehicles, meters, towers, just to name a few). Asset managers want to minimize the cost of owning and operating their assets while maintaining the quality of their service.

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In the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), where ESRI is the king, these GIS suites are also used for storing, analyzing, and displaying spatial data. The following list contains some free and low-cost alternatives to the ArcMap suite.

GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free GIS developed…

Hindsight is 2020.

Having said that, this is one of those things I would do differently, given the chance.

In the summer of 2007, I took an unpaid internship position at The Institute for Marine Research in St. Pete Florida. At the time, I lived in Sacramento California.

I had…

Geospatial technology is growing rapidly. This has resulted in many new opportunities in far-ranging fields. From the street lights in your city to using satellite imagery to observe changes on earth.

Now, what is Geographic Information Systems? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a robust package made up of computer systems…

Ally Fumo

Former GIS Analyst in Oil and Gas industry turned Copywriter.

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