GOM3 News - October 2014

GOM3 Annual User Conference Update

The 9th Annual User Conference will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Murphy's offices in the Memorial City area of Houston. As always this event will present enhancements from the past year, particularly the development of the next generation of GOMsmart (for phones, tablets and beyond) and the storm analysis work, as well as future plans.


The conference is intended for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, land specialists, GIS professionals/techs, and managers. The exchange of ideas and directions for our future development are still the top priority of the conference; we will continue to aim for the informality and small size of past years. Registration is free, though limited, but we will do our best to accomodate those who wish to attend.


  • - 8:30 - 9:00 Sign-in
  • - 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome: GOM3/GOMsmart Overview - John Grace, ESA
  • - 9:15 - 9:40 GOM3 Major and Minor Additions of Past Year - Tony Dupont, ESA
  • - 9:40 -10:05 Hurricane Analysis: What's New and Upcoming - Scott Morris, ESA
  • - 10:05-10:25 GeoMark's Reservoir Fluid Database Conversion to ArcGIS Server - Ethan Brown, GeoMark
  • - 10:25-10:40 Break
  • - 10:40-11:00 GOMsmart 2.0 - Tony Dupont and Raza Rizvi, ESA
  • - 11:00-11:20 A 3-D Future for GOM3 - Scott Morris, ESA
  • - 11:20-11:35 Larger, Long Term Ideas for GOM3 - John Grace, ESA
  • - 11:35-12:00 Recap Plans and Feedback/Guidance - Tony Dupont, ESA, with attendees

To attend the conference, please click here to register.. There is still time to submit a proposal for a presentation at the conference. Contact us here with your ideas.

New Connections

October marks the completion of the integration of our Third Party partners' datasets into the relevant sections of the Map Layers section of the ArcMap toolbar. The most recent additions are Earth Studies Group's Deposystem data and GeoMark Research's geochemistry service in the Geology/Geophysics window.
The GOM3 toolbar now connects to GeoMark's new Reservoir Fluid Database service, which Ethan Brown will discuss at this year's user conference.

In addition to the many near-real-time forecasts current accessed through the What's New section of the GOM3 toolbar in ArcMap (tropical storms/hurricanes, wave heights, wind speeds), the services for surface currents now include 12-, 24-, 36- and 48-hour forecasts.

The 12-hour forecast from 6:00pm EDT on October 7, 2014.
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