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TitleApplication of Remote Sensing Data for Monitoring of Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorFung, K B; Fraser, D W; Gauthier, R P
SourceProceedings of GIS '98/RT'98; 1998 p. 401-404, Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20042394
MeetingGIS '98/RT'98; April 6-9, 1998
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Released1998 01 01
AbstractNetworks of oil and gas pipelines carrying petroleum products are significant to our economy. Even though most of the pipeline is buried underground, it can still pose a threat to our fragile environment. Over the last 10 years, monitoring of the network has been done mainly through the use of black and white aerial photographs, ground surveys and airborne inspection. Of concern to the oil and gas industry are disturbances to the network by accidental spills, encroachment from human activities, and land form changes due to fires, floods and other natural events.

Under the Local Environmental Applications Program, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. is collaborating with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in a demonstration project to use remote sensing techniques for monitoring the pipeline right-of-way (ROW). In July 1997 CCRS acquired remote sensing data from satellite and airborne platforms along the Western Main pipeline that runs through Cochrane, Alberta. Ground measurements were also made within a few weeks of the airborne data acquisition. This paper will present some of the GIS concerns in this project and describe the structure of a compact disk for the demonstration project results.


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