USE OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR APPLICATIONS ON GAS PIPELINE RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Geographic information system (GIS) applications for the siting and monitoring of gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROWS) were developed for areas near Rio Vista, California. The data layers developed for this project represent geographic features, such as landcover, elevation, aspect, slope, soils, hydrography, transportation, endangered species, wetlands, and public line surveys. A GIS was used to develop and store spatial data from several sources; to manipulate spatial data to evaluate environmental and engineering issues associated with the siting, permitting, construction, maintenance, and monitoring of gas pipeline ROWS; and to graphically display analysis results. Examples of these applications include (1) determination of environmentally sensitive areas, such as endangered species habitat, wetlands, and areas of highly erosive soils; (2) evaluation of engineering constraints, including shallow depth to bedrock, major hydrographic features, and shallow water table; (3) classification of satellite imagery for land use/landcover that will affect ROWS; and (4) identification of alternative ROW corridors that avoid environmentally sensitive areas or areas with severe engineering constraints.
- Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC. International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way (ROW) Management (5th), Montreal (Canada), 19-22 Sep 1993.
Argonne National Laboratory9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL United States 60439
- Sydelko, P J
- Publication Date: 1993
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Environmental impacts; Environmental quality; Gas pipelines; Geographic information systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Right of way
- Subject Areas: Environment; Pipelines;
- Accession Number: 00669076
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NAL-TR-1194T
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 10 1994 12:00AM