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Information systems which allows processing and presentation of location specific graphic and non-graphic data are technically termed as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Geography matters a lot in industrial (gas infrastructure) business city wherein its out side plant infrastructure assets are spread on geographic layout plan. At QP-RLIC GIS has been developed as a vital business tool for locating, planning and managing its sprawling industrial infrastructure layout with immense infrastructure on ground and utilities buried below.
As Spatial Data developing, integration and updating are the backbone of any GIS, RLIC's Survey/CAD/GIS team with the participation of its potential users has been working hard in developing the Geospatial Data i.e. Geodatabase of RLIC. The consolidation of As-built plan drawings derived from various Project contract works carried out over a decade since the inception of RLIC has formed the core input for RLC GIS Geodatabase development. In order to authenticate the spatial data Land Surveys were conducted where cross checking was necessary and to validate or update the Asbuilt infrastructure presented in the contract asbuilt drawings. The RLIC GIS has topographic data derived from aerial survey and backdrop of time lapse aerial/satellite images. The developed RLC Geodatabase have over 100 geographic feature layers falling in a dozen category of thematic datasets. The GIS geodatabase is continually being updated for its as-built and under plan information.
The evolving RLC Geodatabase has been customized using ArcGIS Arcview package catering to the needs of RLC planning and maintenance engineers. The RLC GIS data as maps are shareable within the QP-RLC departments, enduser companies and contractors operating at RLIC for their project needs.
At RLIC the ongoing port expansion, west-side multipurpose support services zone development and End-users on plot and off plot utility infrastructure development will all have huge inputs to the RLC Geodatabase data development, information integration, map generation and usages.