Hart Energy Launches Its Energy Data Via ArcGIS Online

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HOUSTON, May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hart Energy's Mapping and Data Services unit (formerly known as Rextag Strategies) today announced its launch of their Energy Data Service via Esri's ArcGIS Online mapping and analysis platform. As the first energy GIS data provider to use this mapping and analysis platform, Hart Energy strengthens its lead in this sector.

"We are very pleased to add a new and powerful avenue for distributing energy GIS data to our clients that provides the same level of accuracy and completeness, reduces the impact on data maintenance, and puts our information into potentially thousands of mobile applications in the field," said Rey Tagle, vice president of Hart Energy (and founder of Rextag Strategies). "We selected ArcGIS Online for its power, ease of use, and current popularity within our customer base as well as many new client groups."

Hart Energy has the largest and most comprehensive energy GIS dataset in for North America. Through Esri's ArcGIS Online mapping and analysis platform, customers can now easily leverage cloud resources in a low-risk and affordable manner, empowering them to access high-quality data on demand from anywhere. It requires no software, and it is also available via mobile platforms such as iPads.

"We are proud of having Hart Energy join our ArcGIS Online community," said Tom Coolidge, pipeline and gas utility industry manager at Esri. "Their extensive energy GIS data content can now be consumed and accessed instantly by a growing number of colleagues in the energy sector."

Hart Energy Mapping and Data Services aggregates, publishes, and distributes GIS mapping data for the energy industry and owns the largest and most comprehensive mapping database of energy infrastructure assets for North America. This data is licensed to clients for use in their own internal research and mapping needs. For more information, visit rextagstrategies.com.

About Hart Energy

For 30-plus years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering energy news and technology for investors and executives. The Houston-based company produces magazines (Oil and Gas Investor, E &P, Midstream Business, and FUEL), online information services (A-Dcenter.com, OilandGasInvestor.com, and UGcenter.com), and industry newsletters, and provides upstream energy research and downstream consulting services. Hart Energy boasts exceptional strength in unconventional resources, e.g., its Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) conference series, its Global Shale Gas and Global Shale Oil studies, and more. Visit hartenergy.com for more information.

CONTACT: Susan D. Emfinger semfinger@hartenergy.com 713.260.1069

Source: HART Energy