In the third installment of our series, How to Spot an Expert, we’re focusing on folks that offer web GIS services for pipeline operators. We’ve shared our feedback on evaluating compliance consultants and what to look for in a risk analyst, but this week, we’re shifting gears to an ever-expanding market within web GIS.
With the upcoming Advanced Pipeline Referencing solution from Esri and the UPDM data model, we think you’ll be seeing a lot more options for GIS implementations and greater variety in vendors who can offer services in the pipeline space. However, not everyone understands the complexities of the pipeline industry. So, we’ve identified three key elements that your web GIS vendor should be able to offer to ensure a successful implementation for pipeline operators.