Winter 2007-8

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

Conference Review
From the Chair
Competition Results
Budget News

GLO Notes Online
Ag/DNR Collaboration Water/Utilities/Telecom Info
NSGIC highlights

Governor's Council
Open for Requests

MetroGIS Business Plan

Goodhue Wetland Model

Pipeline Viewer
Stream Class Problems
Computer Energy Standards

Higher Education
UofM GIS Portfolio
Certificate at Mankato
St. Mary's Update

K-12 Education
MIIM Internet Mapper

GITA Conference

Craig Wins Award
Zenk NGS Advisor

Other Places
GIS Jobs in Demand
Landsat Island


National Pipeline Viewer
Adapted from NPMS website

The National Pipeline Mapping System Viewer ( allows the general public to view maps of interstate and intrastate gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, and hazardous liquid breakout tanks that are under the jurisdiction of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The National Pipeline Mapping System ( is a GIS created by the U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety in cooperation with other federal and state governmental agencies and the pipeline industry. The NPMS consists of geospatial data, attribute data, public contact information, and metadata.

The application shows the GENERAL location of gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines under PHMSA jurisdiction. All pipelines in the U.S. are NOT represented here. This application should not be used to identify exact locations of pipelines or as a substitute for contacting the appropriate One Call system or pipeline operator prior to excavation activities.

No username or password is required for the NPMS Public Map Viewer. The public can view maps in one selected county at a time, to a maximum zoom level of 1:24,000-scale. Users are permitted to print maps of the data, but the data is not downloadable.

For help using the application, see