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How Does the Oil Industry Benefit from GIS Software?

Geographic information system (GIS) data enables collecting and analyzing spatial and location-based information and extracting valuable insights from it. Here are some of the emerging ways companies can use GIS in oil industry projects. Getting More Familiar with Worldwide Oil Operations When oil professionals have a broader understanding of current…

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Megan R. Nichols is a technical writer who regularly contributes to sites like American Machinist and Manufacturing tomorrow. She also publishes easy to understand manufacturing and engineering articles on her blog, Schooled By Science. Keep up with Megan by subscribing to her blog or following her on Twitter.

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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