Since its publication in April 2011, the Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Version 1 has become the de facto industry standard for delivering seabed survey data in geographic information system (GIS) format.
Now, in response to requests from operators, OGP has published guidance on integrating the SSDM with other pipeline data models. These include, Pipeline Open Data Standard Relational (PODS Relational), Pipeline Open Data Standard Esri Spatial (PODS Spatial) and the ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model (APDM).
The new report, Interface between pipeline data models and the OGP Seabed survey data model (Report No. 462-03), includes guidance on the storage of events and observations from pipeline surveys and inspections and on the mechanism for interfacing between the SSDM and the industry pipeline data models.
Companies with internally developed pipeline data models may adopt a similar mechanism for integrating with the SSDM.
The interface allows sweep, site, environmental and geotechnical survey data to be integrated with pipeline survey/inspection data. It also provides a standardized approach to making all data, reports and related metadata from seabed and pipeline surveys available in a GIS environment for easy query, analysis and visualization.
OGP Geomatics Committee’s SSDM Task Force, the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) organisation and ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model (APDM) Technical Committee cooperated closely in developing the report.