For organizations working on major oil and gas development projects, completing an accurate, high-quality pipeline survey in a timely manner will always be a major challenge. Because of this, a pipeline surveyors needs to take advantage of Geographic Information System technology, or GIS. Simply put, GIS helps clients do things they would never be able to do on their own, like map, visualize and analyze large areas of land quickly. Of course, when your goal is to gain a high degree of understanding about miles of a potential pipeline route in a relatively short period of time, GIS can mean big things for you, especially when it is paired with mobile technology. In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at mobile GIS, and how it can help you conduct a better pipeline survey.
Faster, More Cost Effective Pipeline Surveys
If you’re considering using GIS technology to support your pipeline project, its ability to help you secure a pipeline survey quickly by utilizing the most up-to-date data is probably a big part of the reason why.
GIS can draw results from the latest and most advanced surveying technologies and then upload those results while on site using the latest mobile GIS technology. These collection technologies include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and 3D laser scanning (LiDAR), both of which help to streamline the process even more.