Today’s’ high resolution ILI tools often incorporate extremely accurate Inertial Mapping Units (IMU) which provide spatial coordinates for every feature within a pipeline. This data may be useful across many levels of an organisation and so it is important to make the information available and practical. Google provides two near universally available mapping packages that may be easily leveraged to display GIS style data while in the field or in the office; Google Maps™ displays 2D information, while Google Earth™ provides 3D viewing. This paper presents several case studies where the use of Google Earth imagery combined with high resolution; inertially mapped MFL data provides immediate value to the pipeline operator.
- International Petroleum Technology Institute and the Pipeline Division
Integrating ILI Data With Publicly Available Mapping Solutions
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Coleman, GA, & Miller, SJ. "Integrating ILI Data With Publicly Available Mapping Solutions." Proceedings of the 2010 8th International Pipeline Conference. 2010 8th International Pipeline Conference, Volume 3. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 27–October 1, 2010. pp. 201-207. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IPC2010-31382
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