Stafford, USA, July 13, 2007: E&P professionals have a new way to interact with their geotechnical data and applications with the release of the OpenSpirit Web Server. The Web Server helps both casual and experienced users to navigate, select and view all OpenSpirit-enabled data. This includes viewing E&P data in the context of publicly available map data via 3D browsing tools, such as Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Explorer and NASA World Wind.
The OpenSpirit Web Server is a simple, lightweight browsing tool that harnesses the power of Web 2.0 technology to allow users to see basic well, seismic, interpretation and culture data at the project level without initiating application licenses. Data can be accessed from any data store with an OpenSpirit Data Connector. This currently includes OpenWorks, GeoFrame, Finder, PPDM, KINGDOM, Petra, Recall, and ArcSDE. Data may be viewed in table form or as simple graphical plots within the Web browser or imported into Excel or OpenOffice with a single button click.
The Web Server operates behind IT firewalls and satisfies a developer’s desire for a Web service that accesses a subset of their existing OpenSpirit framework. They can also integrate it with their existing portals and Web applications for maximum flexibility, allowing end users to access the Web services via HTTP to see lists of data store types, installations and projects, as well as query for OpenSpirit data type attributes and return the KML(Keyhole Mark-up Language) needed to display points, polylines and polygon geometry of well, seismic and GIS features.