The primary purpose of mapping the pipeline network was to equip IOCL with the ability to search for and retrieve information about the pipeline route corridor and the Right of Way (ROW) for effective maintenance and disaster management control.
CyberSWIFT took up the project and completed it successfully. Here's a look at the specifications.
A detailed DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System)- based survey was conducted along the pipeline route corridor comprising a width of 1 km on both sides of the center line of the pipeline. This survey was also conducted for the Right of Way (ROW) that included an 18-meter wide corridor with 9 meters on either side of the pipeline center. The survey was conducted using DGPS receiver and other survey instruments.
In addition, we conducted the following procedures:
We prepared digital maps of the pipeline route corridor and ROW incorporating all the surveyed geospatial features and POI/Waypoints/ground control points, etc. using maps from Survey of India and other reputed map providers. The steps followed are mentioned below:
We prepared a web-based GIS software that follows a 3-tier client-server architecture and stores and links to the geographic reference data and the non-graphic attributes of the pipeline sections complete with their spatial data. This software has the following features:
The database is password-protected and the entire system is user-friendly. The PL-GIS system was installed successfully and employees were trained on its operations.
CyberSWIFT delivered a complete web-based GIS application software providing a digital map of the pipeline route corridor with geospatial features of the area of interest.