Pipelines

Pipelines

There are several different types of pipelines which show up on AbaData 2.0, including High Pressure, Low Pressure, Irrigation and Water Co-ops. The following section will deal with the various pipeline information on the program.

 

High Pressure Pipelines


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High-pressure pipeline information on AbaData is derived from AER pipeline data and graphics.  The colour and thickness of the high-pressure pipelines is set by default, but can be changed by the user by clicking on the gear symbol to the right of the High Pressure heading.

Pipeline Display Options

Pipeline Display Options

The thickness and colour of High-Pressure Pipelines can be adjusted and if desired, saved along with a default map so the options selected will become default settings.

When viewing a map area, put the point of the cursor over a pipeline to show some information about the line (below).

Pipeline Map

At the bottom of the box that opens when hovering on a pipeline, it indicates you can double-click on the line to bring up the pipeline information screen (below).

 

Pipeline Information – Information


Pipeline Information

Pipeline Information

Within the high-pressure pipeline information window, there are several tabs which display different information.  The first tab is the Information tab (previous image) and shows the licensing information as reported by the AER.  Hovering over the dark blue abbreviations will bring up a full description.  At the bottom of the Information tab is the Options section which allows the user to:

  • Highlight the selected line on the map (with a choice of four colours)
  • Highlight all the lines under the selected licence number on the map (with a choice of four colours)
  • View a data report of all the licensing information for all the lines under the selected licence number
  • Open the construction plan for the selected pipeline (when available)

 

Pipeline Information – More Info


Pipeline - More Info

Pipeline – More Info

The More Info tab features contact information on the pipeline’s licensee, as well as information on AER installations along the pipeline, and any spills associated with the pipeline licence.

 

Pipeline Information – Elevation Profile


Pipeline Elevation Profile

Pipeline Elevation Profile

The Elevation Profile tab shows the elevation of the pipeline along its length, starting at the From location to the To location, in metres above sea level.  Hovering over a point on the line will display the elevation at the bottom left corner of the window.  The elevation values can be displayed as a .csv file by selecting the Download data to CSV and clicking the Show Distance markers on Pipeline checkbox will display the distances from the graph on the pipeline on the map page.

 

Pipeline Information – Attachments


Pipeline Attachments

Pipeline Attachments

The pipeline Attachments tab is a space where users can store proprietary documents.  Attachments are stored on the AbaData servers and are available on the account they were saved in from anywhere the user can log in.  Attachments can be organized by folder, and there are no limits on the number or type of attachments that can be saved.

 

Pipeline Labels


By default AER pipelines are not labelled on the map.  If you wish to label them, either for easier identification when looking at the map or for printing, you can turn on the labels under the Default Labels tab under the Pipelines layer in the Map Display section.  The Default Labels will label all AER pipelines visible on the map with the name of the licensee and the licence and line number of the pipelines.

User Defined Labels

By clicking on the User-Defined Labels tab, you can add various licensing information about the pipeline on to the map.

User-Defined Pipeline Labels

User-Defined Pipeline Labels

Filters

Pipeline Filters

Pipeline Filters

The Filters tab lets the user change which pipelines show up on the map based on different licensing information.  Pipelines can be filtered based on Substance, Status, Material, Internal Coating, Environment, Licence Approval Date and the Outside Diameter of the pipeline.  More than one filtering criteria may be used at a time.

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Pipeline Flyover Selections

Pipeline Flyover Selections

The Flyovers tab lets the user change the information displayed when a high-pressure pipeline is hovered over on the map.

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Custom Pipeline Lists

Custom Pipeline Lists

Custom Pipeline Lists allow you to have lists of pipelines set up.  More information on setting up and using pipeline lists is available under the Custom Lists section of this User Documentation.

Low Pressure Pipelines


Low Pressure

Low-pressure pipeline information is supplied by the Rural Utilities branch of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and in some cases by the low-pressure pipeline owners, which are the gas co-ops.  They are shown on the map as dashed black lines, and when the curser pointer hovers over one, ownership information will appear, as in the following image.

Low Pressure Map

By double-clicking on the pipeline, the contact information will appear.

 

Low Pressure Window

Low Pressure Window

As well as the information tab under the Low Pressure Pipeline Information window, users may also attach files to the lines by clicking on the Attachments tab.

 

Irrigation


Irrigation

Irrigation infrastructure shows up on AbaData 2.0 as both solid and dashed blue lines.  Pipelines are dashed and above-ground infrastructure like canals will show up on the map as a solid line.  Hovering over an irrigation line will bring up an information window, as in the following image, but there is no double-click available.

Irrigation Map

Irrigation district information is provided by the Alberta government.

 

Water Co-Ops


water co-ops

The Water Co-Ops layer features linework for some of the water co-ops operating in Alberta.  Hoving over one of the burgundy coloured water co-op lines will display some information on the line’s ownership, as seen in the following image.

water coop map