GOM3 News - July 2012

7th Annual GOM3 User Conference

Earth Science Associates is pleased to announce the seventh GOM3 User Conference, to be held on October 17, 2012. This year's conference will combine the End-User and GIS Support conferences of years past to present all of the latest technology in the most efficient way.

The conference is still intended for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, land specialists, GIS professionals/techs, and managers. As always, the exchange of ideas and directions for our future development are still the top priority of the conference. As such, we are trying to maintain the informality and small size of past years. Registration is limited, but we will do our best to accommodate those who wish to attend, even if the number of attendees from your company is beyond the standard limit of two.

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to present a paper at the conference. Last year was highlighted by some fantastic papers, especially from our end-users. The topics from past conferences cover all aspects of the industry, so your workflows in GIS will likely fit well into this conference. To present a paper, please contact us at 562-428-3181 or contactesa@earthsci.com.

To attend the conference, please click here to register.

Seismic Water Bottom Anomalies

The Geology choice under Map Layers on the GOM3 toolbar in ArcMap has been modified to include Geophysical data. The first new dataset in this group is Seismic Water Bottom Anomalies as described here: http://www.boemre.gov/offshore/mapping/SeismicWaterBottomAnomalies.htm.

Seismic Seafloor Anomalies

Loading Leases by Company

When loading leases into ArcMap for a specific company, the type of table join has been modified. This small change will increase the performance of ArcMap significantly when loading leases this way. However, the join type when choosing a company as an owner OR operator cannot be altered.

Blocks Receiving Bids

As a reminder from last month's newsletter, Earth Science Associates tracks the Phase I and Phase II acceptances of bids. Phase I is now complete and 63 blocks receiving bids will appear with a green outline in both the GOMsmart map and the What's New service in the GOM3 toolbar (the red exclamation point) in ArcMap.

Phase I Acceptances
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