GIS LEADS TO MORE EFFICIENT ROUTE PLANNING

New computer approaches currently being developed by Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill., for the Gas Reasearch Institute, Chicago, will make planning a pipeline route easier and more cost effective by combining a wide variety of geographical data for a specific area, according to GRI. The new approaches use currently available geographic information system (GIS) to store those data in digital form and present them in combinations of overlying "layers."

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