Texas Railroad Commission upgrades its GIS

New ArcGIS-based mapping system offers enhanced public access to oil and gas activity.

The Texas oil and gas regulator, the Railroad Commission has unveiled a new public mapping system for online viewing of oil, gas and pipeline data. The new system, built with Esri’s ArcGIS, is said to ‘increase transparency of oil, gas and pipeline data.’

RRC chair Christi Craddick said, ‘The enhancements the Commission has made to the GIS viewer will allow the public to better keep up with the oil and gas industry, and allow those in the industry to more easily and efficiently access information critical to their businesses.’

The new map provides well data by county, API numbers or street addresses, an enhanced GUI and a radius tool that lets Nimbys figure how far they are from a well.

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