Glossary of Terms

  • Geographical Information System (GIS)

    A Geographical Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of spatial, or geographic, data. The acronym “GIS” is sometimes used in the area of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) in referring to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems, and has become a formidable domain […]

  • Geographical Information System (GIS)

    A Geographical Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of spatial, or geographic, data. The acronym “GIS” is sometimes used in the area of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) in referring to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems, and has become a formidable domain […]

  • Gigabyte (GB)

    A Gigabyte (GB) is a unit of information or computer storage equating to approximately 1.07 billion bytes. There are a number of storage media types available that provide capacity in the gigabyte range, with those capacities varying quite significantly – some of the most commonly-used types that provide capacity in this range are Hard Disk […]

  • Gigabyte (GB)

    A Gigabyte (GB) is a unit of information or computer storage equating to approximately 1.07 billion bytes. There are a number of storage media types available that provide capacity in the gigabyte range, with those capacities varying quite significantly – some of the most commonly-used types that provide capacity in this range are Hard Disk […]

  • Gathering & Processing (G&P)

    Gathering & Processing (G&P) describes the actions important in the natural gas sector; when natural gas is produced from wells, the wells are connected to a gathering system comprising a network of smaller pipelines that collect the gas and deliver it to larger pipeline systems for longer-distance transport. Natural gas produced from wells is often […]

  • Gathering & Processing (G&P)

    Gathering & Processing (G&P) describes the actions important in the natural gas sector; when natural gas is produced from wells, the wells are connected to a gathering system comprising a network of smaller pipelines that collect the gas and deliver it to larger pipeline systems for longer-distance transport. Natural gas produced from wells is often […]

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the United States federal agency that regulates the transmission and wholesale-based sale of electricity and natural gas in interstate commerce, while also regulating the transportation of oil via pipeline in interstate commerce. Additionally, FERC reviews proposals to build interstate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage projects and liquefied […]

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the United States federal agency that regulates the transmission and wholesale-based sale of electricity and natural gas in interstate commerce, while also regulating the transportation of oil via pipeline in interstate commerce. Additionally, FERC reviews proposals to build interstate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage projects and liquefied […]

  • Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

    The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is considered a “major project milestone” in laboratory automation projects wherein the equipment and/or system integrator demonstrates how the system design and manufacturing meets the contract or Purchase Order (P.O.) specifications (derived from the Functional Requirements Document, or FRD, created by the system owner/project manager/project team). In general terms, substantial […]

  • Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

    The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is considered a “major project milestone” in laboratory automation projects wherein the equipment and/or system integrator demonstrates how the system design and manufacturing meets the contract or Purchase Order (P.O.) specifications (derived from the Functional Requirements Document, or FRD, created by the system owner/project manager/project team). In general terms, substantial […]

  • Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

    The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is considered a “major project milestone” in laboratory automation projects wherein the equipment and/or system integrator demonstrates how the system design and manufacturing meets the contract or Purchase Order (P.O.) specifications (derived from the Functional Requirements Document, or FRD, created by the system owner/project manager/project team). In general terms, substantial […]

  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

    Headquartered in California, ESRI designs and develops leading Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and was originally founded as the Environmental Systems Research Institute in 1969 as a land-use consulting firm. ESRI uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products which operate on desktop, server and mobile platforms; this also includes […]