Project Category: Network GIS

Linear Referencing System (LRS) for the Caltrans highway network to meet HPMS requirements

Linear Referencing System (LRS) for the Caltrans highway network to meet HPMS requirements

Challenge Caltrans needed to build a linear reference systems (LRS) to support upcoming federal Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) requirements. They asked Farallon to recommend a plan to pilot development for five counties in the Sacrmento area, to meet the new HPMS standards. HPMS is a federally mandated inventory system and planning tool designed to assess the nation’s highway system. It is used for apportionment, performance measures, highway statistics,...
California ISO GIS and Transmission Information Display System

California ISO GIS and Transmission Information Display System

Challenge The California Independent System Operator (ISO) is tasked with managing the transmission of electricity through the State’s network of high voltage lines. ISO’s control area is the second largest in the U.S. and fifth largest in the world. To support the management of the electrical grid in response to factors such as wild land fires and extreme weather, the ISO recognized that access to a geographically accurate representation...
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Oracle Spatial Technical Support

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Oracle Spatial Technical Support

Challenge Pacific Gas and Electric’s GIS supports a broad range of internal and external needs and includes large, varied data sets, ranging from natural resource and wildlife tracking to transmission line data. PG&Es complex GIS coupled with their extensive client-user base created inefficient business processes, especially the task of identifying and tracking power poles along transmission lines. GIS applications and training were required to provide users with customized tools,...
San Mateo County Enterprise GIS

San Mateo County Enterprise GIS

Challenge The County of San Mateo had already invested substantially in developing GIS functionality, but each department maintained separate project databases that were minimally integrated with each other. It was not uncommon for the same dataset to be duplicated among different offices and departments within the same organization, incurring unnecessary redundancy and inconsistency. In an attempt to avoid the inaccuracies this generated, personnel resorted to using hard copy files...
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Liquid Fuel Pipeline Control Center Emergency Response GIS

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Liquid Fuel Pipeline Control Center Emergency Response GIS

Challenge Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMEP) is the nation’s largest liquid fuel pipeline transmission company.  KMEP managers are responsible for keeping fuel pumping through the company’s vast network of underground pipelines, 365 days a year.  Long sections of the company’s most vital pipeline sections run along railroad rights-of-way.  When a train derails, KMEP must quickly determine whether the pipeline network has been compromised, where the nearest shut-off valves are,...