OpenSpirit rolls-out GIS web server

KML translator supports Google Earth, ArcGIS Explorer and NASA World Wind GIS viewers.

OpenSpirit has released a web server that offers E&P professionals a ‘new way’ of interacting with geotechnical data and applications. The OpenSpirit web server (OSWS) lets casual and experienced users navigate, select and view OpenSpirit-enabled data. Geoscientists view E&P data along with publicly available map data via 3D browsing tools, such as Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Explorer and NASA World Wind.

Web 2.0

OSWS harnesses the power of Web 2.0 technology to display basic well, seismic, interpretation and culture data at the project level without initiating application licenses. The tool was designed for executives who need a quick spatial view of their areas of interest. Power users can preselect data in OSWS and transfer data to OpenSpirit-enabled applications. Data can be accessed from OpenSpirit-aware like OpenWorks , GeoFrame , Finder , PPDM, Kingdom, Petra , Recall, and ArcSDE.


OpenSpirit CTO Clay Harter said, ‘Users get a global view of the latest information and can browse data in a table format or best of all, get a spatial view of G&G data by overlaying 3D raster imagery from a geographic exploration system.’


OSWS operates behind the firewall and can limit access to subsets of an existing OpenSpirit framework. Developers can integrate the OSWS with existing portals and web applications , exposing lists of data store types, installations and projects. OpenSpirit data attributes can be queried and the Google Earth KML code is generated on the fly.


Dan Piette, OpenSpirit president and CEO added, ‘Most think of Geographic Information Systems as a way to chart driving directions or zoom over satellite images. But GIS has enormous potential in the upstream to help knowledge workers interact more naturally with their data and geotechnical applications. The Web Server is all about improving efficiency and making faster decisions.’

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