ESRI up for GIGS benchmark

ArcGIS 11 to check geospatial integrity. ESA-sponsored Oil and Gas Earth Observation website.

Speaking at the Oil & Gas Producer’s Association’s Geomatics Committee meeting late last year, Cairn Energy’s Paul Nolan endorsed the OGP’s Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software (GIGS) review process (Oil ITJ October 2011) and announced that ESRI has committed to perform a GIGS self assessment of its forthcoming ArcGIS 11 release.

Chairman Richard Wylde (ExxonMobil) outlined ongoing work in the field of oil spill response and collaboration with OGP’s Metocean and Environment Committees. Wylde also reported from the European Space Agency-sponsored Oil and Gas Earth Observation (OGEO) workshop in Frascati last November where 200 earth observation and oil and gas industry specialists met to discuss plans for an oil spill response joint industry project. An OGEO website is planned to disseminate earth observation knowledge into the OGP community. Wylde also reported take-up of GIGS in aviation and defense via the Open Geospatial Consortium.

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