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Weekliii Round-Up: News on Overland Flow Modeling for Oil Pipelines and Telling Great Data Stories

While you are finishing off your work week strong, we hope you take the chance to catch up with us and all we have shared throughout this week. From talking about telling the right stories with your data - spatial and beyond - to better planning for emergency situations through Overland Flow is all here for the reading!

It is no surprise that visualizing data can allow us to unlock the patterns and secrets it keeps locked away. Why do you think we feel it's so important to analyze your own data from time to time? Starting with a clean slate or not, visualizing can come in many forms - from building maps in ArcGIS to creating analytical dashboards in Tableau.

We must ask ourselves what we want our data to tell us (i.e., what questions we need answers to) as well as what the best means to end are out there.

Thankfully, for those of us who need a nudge in the right direction, Tableau has put together a whitepaper on just that to help determine the most essential steps in telling the right story with the data at your fingertips.

Article about the Integrated Offsite application that allows Oil and Gas companies and Emergency Responders to project where oil spills may occur along a pipeline, what areas will be impacted, and how long it will persist using the ArcGIS software as a basis.

Planning is essential to all important things in our lives - especially those we do not necessarily enjoy entertaining. There is a reason that planning for a rainy day is a go-to phrase in our society. For companies managing assets whose "rainy day" could result in millions of dollars in damage to their own property, surrounding communities, and the environment, planning is a necessity and not simply a caution. With tools like Integrated Offsite, pipeline teams can prepare by modeling the flow of liquid leaks or spills to determine which areas may be impacted in the event of a spill. By applying Overland Flow modeling to Emergency Management plans, Oil and Gas companies and Emergency Response teams alike can work together in developing a response plan that helps to reduce impact all around. Find out more about this toolkit for ArcGIS here.

The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments. This program - collectively known as the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) - consists of three satellites that will replace the current RADARSAT-2 satellite after over a decade of operation.

The original mission was launched in 1995 and the technology involved in environmental monitoring has grown exponentially in function since that time.

Learn more about this program and its coming launch in this week's #DailyBrainCandiii post.


#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.


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