ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing

Measure-based location for the pipeline industry

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ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing, Esri's software for pipeline data management, provides industry-specific linear referencing data management for gas and hazardous-liquids pipelines. Easily locate assets and characteristics on your pipeline network and maintain them using tools for route and event loading and editing, geoprocessing, and web services. Perform analysis and reporting with this pipeline geographic information system (GIS) data and expand collaboration by sharing data across your organization. 

Superior linear referencing

With ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing, you can easily locate and manage pipeline assets on or around pipeline networks. It allows you to manage route and event data on a common geographic basis and translate the measures for these features between multiple measure systems such as stations or continuous measures. You can also perform data processing via dynamic segmentation and other analyses.

Information models

Jump-start your implementation with industry-standard models such as the Utility and Pipeline Data Model (UPDM) and the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS). Use the predefined feature classes as they are or extend them as needed.

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Enterprise LRS data management

Maintain linear referenced data from across your enterprise in a single linear referencing system (LRS). ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing provides linear referencing capabilities to manage your routes and events on any device or application—including ArcGIS Pro, partner solutions, or other clients—via web services.

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Multiple LRM support

Manage multiple linear referencing methods (LRM) within a single LRS. Reduce data redundancy while supporting various measurement and location methods. Maintain both stationed and continuous measured networks and easily translate measures between those networks for use in analysis and reporting.

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Route management

In ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing, routes are stored as features, allowing them to be edited and maintained in one system. Additionally, you can utilize out-of-the-box capabilities within ArcGIS such as analytics, machine learning predictions, visualization, and collaboration among colleagues.

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Event behavior management

Event behaviors are user-configured rules that manage how events should be updated when the route they're linear referenced against changes in location or measure. These rules are automatically applied, reducing the need to manually update your events when the route changes.

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2D and 3D support

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing is a 3D application, allowing the visualization and editing of linear referenced data in both 2D and 3D. You can also choose to apply the measures to your linear referencing system in either 2D or 3D, depending on how the data is modeled within your organization.

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Integrate enterprise data in an authoritative LRS

Pipeline GIS data management tool that uses linear referencing as the method of location finding


Easily visualize and maintain your pipeline networks and associated data with built-in route and event editing tools.


Expand the reach of your pipeline networks by sharing linear referenced data using ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online.


Use your linear referenced data to support annual Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other ad hoc reporting.


Data management solution improves operations

Crestwood uses ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing to efficiently edit and maintain pipeline assets.

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A pipeline integrity management solution


Part of ArcGIS

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing provides a services-based GIS to maintain and edit data in any application, such as ArcGIS Pro or other web apps. You can interact with data; analyze sophisticated network models; and present and share the results in beautiful, color-coded maps.

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise

Experts across your enterprise can edit linear referenced data using ArcGIS Enterprise.

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ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro

Efficiently manage your pipeline network by loading and editing linear referenced data in ArcGIS Pro.

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ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online

Share linear referenced data with your entire organization to support decision-making and analysis.

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ArcGIS Field Maps

ArcGIS Field Maps

Collect linear referenced data in the field using ArcGIS Field Maps and manage it in ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing.

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Access documentation, system requirements, and demo videos to learn more about ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing.


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