Improved Satellite and Geospatial Tools for Pipeline Operator Decision Support Systems

The two main objectives of this project were to (1) enhance and validate commercial remote sensing and spatial information technology for new applications in pipeline infrastructure planning, construction and operational management and (2) allow pipeline operators to obtain easy access to basic geospatial and attribute data, documents and derived geospatial ground movement-related information products from near-real time monitoring to support pipeline integrity management. The goal was to develop a data model using “Big Data” concepts to provide rapid access to multiple discrete users (multi-tenant system) to a wide range of data and information relevant to developing integrity management approaches for infrastructure systems. By providing an open-source, web-based data model, small and large service providers of geospatial management and intelligence services can integrate data into existing Decision Support System (DSS) tools. This new data model can provide relevant data delivered to multiple DSSs that can be applied by pipeline operators in identifying and prioritizing pipeline segment(s) for inspection and maintenance, selecting a specific inspection method and technology, and providing guidance on interpreting results.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52p

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  • Accession Number: 01640029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: OASRTRS-14-H-CAL
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2017 1:49PM