Brian Timoney of the Timoney Group has just launched a most impressive site: Envisioning Jonah Gas, “a website that presents a multifaceted view of the Jonah gas field in Sublette County, Wyoming exclusively through Google Earth data layers.”
There are geological overlays, map overlays, overlays with pipes and fields, and most impressive of all, 3D-representations of gas production across the field. In all cases, a 3D GIS viewer like Google Earth is the clear choice for visualizing such information in the most effective manner possible. It also helps that the site is clear, clean and smartly laid out.
The big picture here is that companies with natural assets such as oil fields or forests might want to start providing their shareholders with geographical representations of what they’ve invested in. Instead of just putting tables of figures and the odd chart in quarterly reports, why not post a KML file online illustrating these results geographically (just like www.jonahgas.com does)? It’s still cheaper than glossy paper, and far more impressive:-)
Press release below the fold…
The Press release:
November 16, 2005
“ENVISIONING JONAH”—Examining the Jonah Gas Field with Google Earth.
Denver, CO—The Timoney Group announces the launch of “Envisioning Jonah”—a website that presents a multifaceted view of the Jonah gas field in Sublette County, Wyoming exclusively through Google Earth data layers.
The site is available at:
Using a wide variety of datasets available in the public domain, the site includes layers ranging from well spots to detailed geology to innovative 3-D representations of production metrics. The visitor is also intelligently linked to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s extensive online data stores of comprehensive production statistics, lease information, and well log library.
Brian Timoney, principal of The Timoney Group, observes that “while there’s been tremendous excitement surrounding the Google Earth interface since its launch, much of the energy has come from hobbyists sharing their geographic enthusiasms. With this site, we wanted to situate Google Earth in an explicitly professional context to emphasize that its combination of visual sophistication and ease-of-use make it a valuable tool for data analysis, technical communication, and leveraging the vast libraries of public information available over the Web.”
All the datasets available at the site can be viewed with the free version of the Google Earth viewer.