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GeoFields Announces Full APDM Support Across Entire Product Suite

Atlanta, GA —GeoFields, Inc. a global leader in data management solutions for the pipeline industry, today announced full ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model (APDM) support across the entire product suite. Pipeline operators can now leverage the power of GeoFields' complete suite of applications while maintaining their pipeline data in version 4.0 of the model.

The APDM was specifically designed for implementation as an Esri geodatabase, fully leveraging Esri spatial data management functionality. Users will be able to work in a familiar geodatabase environment that takes advantage of native ArcSDE and ArcGIS technologies while enjoying the benefits of a straightforward, industry specific workflow and enhanced data integrity provided by GeoFields data management applications. The release of the full APDM suite is complementary to the GeoFields product groups already available for PODS and other industry data models.

"The sophisticated functionality of our enterprise suite, coupled with the broad foundation provided by Esri's geodatabase technology, helps pipeline operators manage their asset data more efficiently, reducing costs and making regulatory requirements even more manageable," said Keith Chambless, executive vice president at GeoFields. "In addition to our initial installations during the last three years, more operators are deploying GeoFields' complete suite of APDM applications this year."

The launch of the new enterprise suite for APDM extends GeoFields' commitment in state-of-the-art pipeline GIS technology. GeoFields applications use ArcGIS 9.3 as the underlying core GIS technology and are compatible with SQL Server and Oracle database platforms.

"GeoFields' extension of its product suite to support the APDM platform demonstrates a steadfast dedication to pipeline operators," said Rob Brook, Pipeline and Gas Utility Industry Manager at Esri. "Esri has a longstanding relationship with GeoFields and we are pleased to continue this success with greater data management functionality for the pipeline industry."

The GeoFields APDM compatible enterprise suite includes:

  • DataFrame™ ASG
  • DataFrame™ Data Maintenance
  • Facility Explorer™
  • RiskFrame® Analyst
  • RiskFrame® Data Loader
  • RiskFrame® Data Alignment
  • RiskFrame® HCA
  • RiskFrame® Modeler

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About GeoFields
GeoFields provides proven data management solutions designed to meet the unique data integration, analysis and regulatory requirements of the oil and gas pipeline industry. Services include asset data management, risk assessment and integrity management, pipeline database development, field operations and reporting support, data and application hosting, project data management and consulting. GeoFields supports industry standard pipeline data models such as PODS and APDM. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, with a regional office in Houston. For more information, go to www.GeoFields.com or call at 404-253-1000.

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Press Information:
Terry Allen
GeoFields, Inc.