In a world where 3D printing has helped to create 3D models of buildings, bridges, mountains and skyscrapers, it’s important to be able to visualize things like pipelines, pipelines, tunnels, pipelines.
In fact, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the first ever oil pipeline was laid.
But 3D mapping has come a long way since that time.
It can be used to show the physical shape of cities, mountains, mountainside or even the surface of a lake.
For example, a 3D model of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in the US can be seen as a “map of the river”, as it connects the Alberta oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico, the world’s largest oil producing area.
“The pipeline was actually built in Canada, which means it can be mapped,” says David Eder, a PhD student in geography at MIT.
“In a lot of ways, it was a very useful map of Canada, because it was mapped as a river.
As part of Eder’s project, he has used the OpenStreetMap API to build a 3-D model using an open source tool, GeoFinder, to create a map that shows the locations of the oil sands pipelines, the proposed tar sands oil terminals, and the planned oil tanker routes. “
So we can take it and map out where the oil is coming from.”
As part of Eder’s project, he has used the OpenStreetMap API to build a 3-D model using an open source tool, GeoFinder, to create a map that shows the locations of the oil sands pipelines, the proposed tar sands oil terminals, and the planned oil tanker routes.
“When I did the pipeline map of Alberta, I was thinking about how pipelines are actually laid,” says Eder.
“I was thinking, how many pipelines do we have?
I was trying to think about the energy infrastructure and how we get our oil from where we do and how that’s distributed.”
In fact in the pipeline maps below, Eder has used data from the US Geological Survey to create the map.
“They actually had a great map that showed where pipelines were laid in the United States,” he says.
“And they had the exact coordinates of the pipeline that they laid.
Eder was inspired by the World Bank and other sources for maps of oil pipelines and tar sands. “
As soon as I did that, I thought, what if I just looked at this data?”
Eder was inspired by the World Bank and other sources for maps of oil pipelines and tar sands.
He says that by using Google Maps, Google is making it easy to get a 3d view of pipelines and pipelines in Canada.
The Google Maps data he used for the map can be found on the company’s website.
The map can also be viewed in a Google Earth panorama mode, which lets users zoom in on an area of interest.
“We had this map, and we were like, wow, we’ve got these pipelines, and they’re all around these places,” says Darryl Gifford, a senior petroleum geologist at the University of Calgary.
And while Eder may have taken Google’s 3D data to build the map, it wasn’t always the case.
The oil pipeline maps that are shown below were created by the University’s Geospatial Technology Institute.
But the Google Map that was used for mapping is not available to the public.
Giffard says the oil pipeline map was created using Google Earth’s geospatial information technology, GIS.
GIS was first introduced to the world by the National Science Foundation in 2001 and has been used widely since.
It is the company that Google uses to provide its own geospacial maps, as well as the mapping software used by companies like Microsoft and Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
“Google Maps has been around for years, and Google has a great relationship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” says Giffords.
“There are geospatially-based data that Google maps, and it’s the geospasic information that makes the map.”
Google Maps can be viewed on any device and has a huge database of data about oil and gas in the world.
“For Google, it really makes sense to use the data they’ve accumulated from the National Geological Survey and from the Geological Survey of Canada,” says Michael Jardine, an assistant professor of geology at the US Army War College and a member of the Geospatals Institute.
“Geospatial data is very important in understanding the geology of the Earth.
It’s not only about looking at a map, but about looking inside a place and what it is like to live there.”
3D maps of pipelines In the last few years, geospacers have been mapping the tar sand oil sands oil pipelines, a project that started with a Google Streetview image of a proposed pipeline and expanded to include the entire pipeline system from the oil platform to the terminal.
The geospaces of these pipelines are in three different regions, each representing one of the three major oilfields in the tar slag: the Macondo well, the Eagle