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Title: Use of geographic information systems for applications on gas pipeline rights-of-way. Final report, December 1989--December 1991

Abstract

Geographic information system (GIS) applications for the siting and monitoring of gas pipeline rights-of-way for this project (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 landuse/landcover that will affect ROWs; and (4) identification of alternative ROW corridors that avoid environmentally sensitive areas or areas with severe engineering constraints.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States). Environment and Safety Research Dept.; Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10190966
Report Number(s):
GRI-91/0280
ON: DE93002267
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; PIPELINES; RIGHTS-OF-WAY; GEOGRAPHY; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; PROGRESS REPORT; SITE SELECTION; CALIFORNIA; MONITORING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; CONSTRUCTION; ENDANGERED SPECIES; WETLANDS; HABITAT; ENGINEERING; 032000; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE

Citation Formats

Thompson, P.J. Use of geographic information systems for applications on gas pipeline rights-of-way. Final report, December 1989--December 1991. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Thompson, P.J. Use of geographic information systems for applications on gas pipeline rights-of-way. Final report, December 1989--December 1991. United States.
Thompson, P.J. Sun . "Use of geographic information systems for applications on gas pipeline rights-of-way. Final report, December 1989--December 1991". United States.
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abstractNote = {Geographic information system (GIS) applications for the siting and monitoring of gas pipeline rights-of-way for this project (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 landuse/landcover that will affect ROWs; and (4) identification of alternative ROW corridors that avoid environmentally sensitive areas or areas with severe engineering constraints.},
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