Pipeline Report: US national mapping system growing, adjusting to security concerns

The national pipeline map of hazardous liquids pipelines as of mid-September contained 87% of the lines operated in the US under jurisdiction of the US Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageThe National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) is a geographic information system (GIS) created by the US Department of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) in cooperation with other federal and state governmental agencies and the pipeline industry. The purpose of the effort is to provide a centralized database of geospatial pipeline data to be used as a tool for OPS decision support, emergency resposne, inspection planning, community...

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