GEOG 469
Energy Industry Applications of GIS

Summary and Final Tasks


The siting of overhead electric transmission lines, underground pipeline, new power plants, and even new highways require many types of information for the analysis in selecting a final corridor or site. Historically, this data had to be gathered manually if it was available. With the advent of computers, GIS software, and the Internet, this data is abundant and readily available. This lesson identified data needs, why it is needed, and where to find it. The exercise of finding data for your particular needs laid the foundation for how to acquire data and catalog those data sources for your future reference and use.

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