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IOGP releases Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) version 2

(London) The IOGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has completed SSDM version 2 incorporating industry feedback received since the release of SSDM version 1 in April 2011. The Seabed Survey Data Model is an industry standard for the storage and management of seabed survey data. SSDM version …

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IOGP publishes the Technical Notes to supplement the Guidelines for the conduct of offshore drilling hazard site surveys

(London) A properly-conducted drilling hazard site survey for an offshore drilling location is essential to minimise the risk of harm to personnel and equipment and to protect the natural environment. In 2013, IOGP published the Guidelines for the conduct of offshore drilling hazard site surveys (IOGP No. 373-18-1). This describes …

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IOGP releases version 1.1 of geophysical position data exchange formats

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has released version 1.1 of its P1 and P2 geophysical position data exchange formats. Originally released in 2012 to replace the UKOOA P1/90 and P2/94 formats, the revised versions incorporate industry feedback from the first release and provide greater flexibility – …

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IOGP releases coordinate reference system definitions in well-known text format

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) has announced an upgrade to its EPSG online registry of geodetic parameters www.epsg-registry.org. The online registry now includes the facility to export coordinate reference systems (CRS) and coordinate transformation definitions in well-known text (WKT) format that conforms to ISO 19162. From …

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OGP Geomatics Committee releases SeabedML Application Schema

The OGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has published SeabedML, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Geography Markup Language (GML) Application Schema for SSDM version 1. OGC GML (Geography Markup Language) enables open data exchange of geographical features and is particularly useful on web-enabled platforms. SeabedML is …

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OGP to drive Earth Observation uptake in the Industry

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has set up a new body with the goal of increasing the industry’s use of Earth satellite and airborne imagery, a key tool that will improve emergency response and also make exploration and production more efficient. Satellite and airborne imaging of the …

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