The series of free seminars will educate oil and gas companies on the application of streaming imagery technology to facilitate their exploration mapping projects.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – WhiteStar Corp., a
supplier of cartographic data products and services to the energy industry, is
conducting a series of free seminars to educate oil and gas companies on the
application of streaming imagery technology to facilitate their exploration
Entitled “Propel Your Exploration Program Forward,” the
two-hour WhiteStar seminars will include lunch and be held from 11:30 am to 1:30
pm in the following Oklahoma and Texas locations this month:
* March 15 – Tulsa,
* March 16 – Oklahoma
* March 17 – Fort
* March 18 – Houston,
The seminars are free, but attendees must register in advance
sending an email to email@example.com or calling the WhiteStar Registration
Line at 303-781-5182.
Streaming imagery leverages the web mapping service (WMS)
format to stream a nearly unlimited volume of raster imagery directly and
on-demand into popular mapping software packages such as Petra, GeoGraphix and
ArcMap. In January 2010, WhiteStar introduced WhiteStar Streaming Imagery, a
nationwide database of current high-resolution aerial imagery specifically for
use in hydrocarbon exploration and production mapping.
“Attendees will walk out of our seminar understanding how
streaming imagery expedites the exploration mapping process and drastically
reduces data management costs,” said WhiteStar President Robert White. “They
will also learn why online mapping sites like Google Earth cannot be used in
place of streaming imagery for professional mapping projects.”
Data included in the WhiteStar Streaming Imagery subscription
is recent aerial and satellite imagery of the United States. The entire online
database has been orthorectified, tonally balanced, edge matched and stitched
together to create a seamless nationwide mosaic. Spatial resolution is 0.5
meters in urban centers and one meter in most rural areas. Customers can pan out
or zoom into any area of interest in the country to a level of 1:2000 map scale,
which is equivalent to a USGS quad map.
“Streaming Imagery data sets will be constantly updated with
new images, so the data will never be more than a few years old,” said
WhiteStar Streaming Imagery speeds the mapping process by
putting 30 terabytes of imagery at the end user’s fingertips within their
mapping software interface and it makes the complete data set available
simultaneously to everyone in the organizations on any platform. No more
purchasing the same scene multiple times. The technology drastically reduces
costs by eliminating processing such as mosaicking and balancing. In addition,
there is no expense for maintaining servers and keeping data up to date.
The WhiteStar Streaming Imagery solution provides clients the
option of archiving their own GeoTIFF files into the secure database for their
exclusive use. This will give them on-demand access to their digital mapping
data along with the WhiteStar imagery in the same easy-to-use WMS format.
To learn more, call WhiteStar’s Steve
Pickett at 303-781-5182.
About WhiteStar Corp.
Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, WhiteStar Corp. has
supplied digital cartographic data products, services and consulting since 1990
to the oil and gas, pipeline, natural resource, and engineering industries. As a
purveyor of geospatial data products, WhiteStar takes a customized approach to
every implementation project. The WhiteStar client base now includes more than
1600 companies ranging in size from local consulting firms to integrated
multi-national corporations. Learn more at www.whitestar.com.
WhiteStar Offers Free Streaming Imagery Seminars in March
March 10, 2010