November 2014, Vol. 241, No. 11

Features

High-Tech Tools Have Key Place In Pipeline Routing

Extensive planning and coordination are involved in routing a pipeline. Many factors must be addressed in planning a route that incorporates landowner considerations, environmental factors and constructability issues. Demands of a growing population and corresponding development of new natural resource areas require streamlining the routing process to achieve expedited timelines for infrastructure projects. To that end, there have been recent technological improvements in field data collection and data dissemination that shorten timelines for pipeline projects. Before the advent of modern web-based technology, potential pipeline corridors were identified using topographic quad

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