DataFrame Data Maintenance 
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Manage and edit enterprise pipeline data from the desktop. Perform operations such as reroutes, route calibration & refinements, and adding new lines using wizard-based workflows.

DataFrame™ Data Maintenance provides authorized users the ability to manage and edit enterprise pipeline data with the versatility and familiarity of a desktop GIS application. Tedious maintenance overhead activities and complicated, cryptic database intricacies remain hidden allowing users to focus on improving the enterprise data asset in a straightforward way. Powerful editing and approval workflows are combined with user roles to determine the tasks different users are authorized to perform and the pipelines they are allowed to edit.

DataFrame Data Maintenance simplifies data maintenance activities through project workflows that capture the essential information needed and updates the related datasets reliably and consistently. Because DataFrame Data Maintenance maintains a central, common database, all changes to the pipeline data are available to the entire organization and available to all applications. Changes to the pipeline system are stored, tracking historical states. Built in quality management tools ensure employees throughout the organization can rely on the data for their analyses and reporting.

Leveraging years of GeoFields pipeline data expertise, DataFrame Data Maintenance approaches data maintenance from a pipeline operator's perspective, not the perspective of the underlying database. Data is maintained with a traditional pipeline view of the world.

DF-DM iconIntegrated Pipeline Location Editing

Users perform centerline editing, reroutes, stationing configuration, retirements, replacements and refinement using the mapbased interface. The changes, upon approval, are updated in the common database and then are available to all users via any enterprise data application.

DF-DM iconAdministrator Approval Process

Additional checks and balances assure the quality of your data. Edits are not published until they are approved by an administrator. These administration tools make it easy to review and approve data to be published to the production dataset as well as the detail behind edits that have occurred.

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DataFrame Data Maintenance makes it easy for your organization to continuously improve data quality and refine its pipeline data assets. Quality control tools fix gaps and overlaps in your data and always check to make sure the locations you enter are valid by finding, recording and fixing data problems, so all applications that rely on the data are assured of the most accurate and complete data possible.

DF-DM iconSynchronized Status Updates

Changes to the pipeline status, whether for the whole segment or a sub-segment during a retirement or abandonment, are proliferated to the related pipeline features, ensuring that their status accurately reflects that of the pipeline, keeping data up to date.

DF-DM iconPipeline Editing Workflows and Approvals

User-based access determines the types of edits data editors make and whether they have approval and publishing authorization. By enforcing these rigorous workflows, edits are reviewed in ArcGIS desktop before being published to the wider user community. All edits, approvals and publishes are time- and user-stamped. Manage and archive all of your edits to the enterprise database as task-oriented projects with workflows even the newest of employees can follow.

DF-DM iconIntelligent Stationing and X/Y Location Support

The system offers complete support for stationing systems including resolution of ambiguous as-built stationing; management of station equations and station series data; and dynamic updating of absolute (or continuous) stationing as edits occur.

DF-DM iconAssured Data Integrity

The primary reference system is engineering stationing, with flexible input and output using X/Y location or absolute stationing. This ensures not only that data is easily entered, but that it is preserved as part of the pipeline system and managed together.

DF-DM iconManagement of Change

Change management is an important feature of all enterprise data management systems. GeoFields applications and procedures provide the infrastructure and ability to track and identify changes made in the system.