GASMAP — Analysis and Tracking Tool for the Natural Gas Industry
**User Access is available on request, on a collegial basis.** The limitation is server capacity, so ANL is not in a position to throw it wide open. They are also very open to any companies that want to provide better data on their own gas T&D systems–which can be kept confidential.
(lifted directly from ANL webpage: http://www.dis.anl.gov/disweb/gasmaptt)
GASMAP, a comprehensive geographic information system (GIS), contains information never before gathered in one place and organizes it for use by professionals in the industry. Data include:
–All the government data forms collected by DOE including FERC and EIA, integrated in a common format and linked together
–Spatial data on natural gas pipelines and their respective points
–Energy-related data about cogeneration units, electric utility plants, service territories of local distribution companies (LDCs), and natural gas storage fields
Users can locate map data on more than 100 interstate pipelines, information on more than 2,000 companies and more than 1,000 variables.
GASMAP contains many layers of graphic data. This map identifies and locates 100 interstate pipelines. GASMAP integrates three commercial applications and links them through a custom graphical interface. MapInfo serves as the GIS component, Microsoft FoxPro is the relational database engine, and Microsoft Visual Basic supplies the menu system and interface. The system is PC-based and uses Windows.
Professionals use GASMAP’s analytical and tracking capability to assess pipeline capacity and deal with routing and location issues. They can also extract sales, customer, system flow, and storage data on utility companies. With simple menu selections, users can:
–Produce maps displaying specific pipelines or pipelines layered with other energy data and supporting background information (e.g., roads, streams, railroads)
–Produce tables and graphs
–Review data by company, state, or topic and compare them with related data
A data dictionary links all the forms and information into index files. The user can view all data for a specific state or company without knowing the files or variables being used. The menus guide the user through the query, address it, and provide results in either tabular or graphical form.
Contact Ron Fisher, 630-252-3508, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email him directly to set up an account. Indicate which version of Windows you are running (i.e., 3.1, 95, or NT).