MapStand launches platform for free upstream data
Upstream industry intelligence start-up, MapStand, launched its platform of E&P information for oil and gas professionals. Subscribers can navigate data on global E&P activities, assets and events.
Enabled by geo-related search capabilities, subscribers can locate information on E&P projects, licenses, assets, infrastructure and planned activity as well as new exploration opportunities. Traditionally, accessing such data has involved time consuming research - often requiring specialist skills and expensive subscription commitments.
In a departure from traditional E&P industry databases, the MapStand platform will enable users to connect with peers and industry experts to share knowledge and experience. Subscribers can not only upload their profiles, but can link them to relevant projects and assets to further highlight skillsets. Geo-tagged daily news feeds keep users up to date with global E&P events, putting industry news into context on the map.
“The MapStand platform is designed specifically from the user’s viewpoint”, said Francis Cram, founder & CTO, MapStand. “We aim to lift the barriers and frustrations involved in gaining genuinely useful insight into E&P activities, helping professionals engaging with the sector to make informed decisions and contribute to rapid innovation.”
Individual subscribers have free access to MapStand’s global activity map to search project and company information; receive live upstream oil and gas news feeds; upload their profile; and will be able to connect with other professionals. A paid professional level subscription will provide access to advanced functionality and resources.
A further fee-based subscription will enable enterprise subscribers to directly stream or download digital data layers into their own in-house systems or to their projects, without the need for special tools or software and under flexible data licensing terms.