Many smaller pipeline operating companies see the benefits of implementing a Geographic Information System (GIS) to organize pipeline data and meet the requirements of 49 CFR 195, but cannot justify the cost of a large-scale AM/FM/GIS system. PPL Interstate Energy Company (PPL IE) is a pipeline company with 84 miles of main that implemented a GIS solution that leverages both existing technology and facility data investments. This paper discusses the process used to acquire landbase data, to organize existing pipeline data from a variety of paper-based and digital sources, and to integrate these data sets. It will also discuss the functionality and benefits of the resultant GIS.

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