GIGS Review

In 2011 the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) – Geomatics Committee published a series of guidelines to assist both software vendors and users alike to determine the geo-spatial integrity of the software in handling geoscience datasets.   The guidelines were produced from a Joint Industry Program (JIP-24) run the previous year called GIGS (Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software) .

The results of the work were two fold:

  • The publication of a set of industry guidelines
  • The publication of a set of test data used in conjunction with the tests laid out in the guidelines.

The guidance documents and the test datasets are both available off the OGP website and can be found with the following link (

Further details will be supplied in due course.