This article was written regarding work conducted under legacy company names: Continental Mapping, GISinc, or TSG Solutions. These three companies merged in January 2021 to form a new geospatial leader Axim Geospatial.
Panhandle has pilots that fly over its thousands of miles of pipe to make sure that there are no obstructions to the system. These pilots needed a safe and efficient way to record obstructions and their locations.
Axim Geospatial built an application that allows pilots to record the GPS location of obstruction by simply tapping a tablet screen mounted on the dashboard of the plane. The pilot records these observations and then every night he can go back to the hotel, plug his laptop back into the network, and synchronize the information to a central server using a secure VPN. That information is sent back to the enterprise geodatabase using ArcGIS Server 10 with a mobile SDK.