Capture and analysis of remote sensing data of surface and sub-surface conditions can provide significant logistical information for improved efficiencies and cost savings in pipeline construction, upgrade, and maintenance programs. Cutting-edge LiDAR topographical mapping as well as subsurface electromagnetic and magnetic sensing datasets are practical tools for evaluation of surface and subsurface geologic-related hazards (‘geohazards’), landslide and fault avoidance, alternate routing options, salinity/corrosion detection, determining construction feasibility and constraints including bedrock and overburden detection, and encroachment discovery. Resulting datasets can be placed into a GIS database as well as a three-dimensional visualization environment for complete design planning, asset management and future health modeling.

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