Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) GNSS Data Integration

Consultation on GNSS data collection and integration into GIS

The Challenge

AGIG are undertaking an upgrade of their GIS environment and have been exploring options for utilising GNSS measurement techniques as a complement to existing methods of recording the location of gas assets across their networks. The announcement of the Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for Australia and New Zealand has provided an opportunity to re-examine the use of precision GNSS-based services for object data collection. AGIG is looking to develop robust and future-focussed organisational policies, procedures, and best practices that leverage existing and planned GNSS technology, can be integrated seamlessly with their systems, and are based on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) principles. This project will provide recommendations to AGIG related to GNSS data collection methods, suitable technologies, and draft policies related to spatial data and metadata such as processing and integration into their GIS.


The project partner is AGIG.

The Solution

FrontierSI worked closely with the AGIG GIS team, and their partners to evaluate GNSS options, needs, and best practices, provide recommendations, and develop draft organisational policies and guidelines around how best to implement and integrate them. It consisted of three key activities:

  1. Requirements Gathering – reviewing and defining requirements related to GNSS data and metadata collection, processing, and integration
  2. Assessment and Recommendations – assessing, reviewing options, and providing recommendations to AGIG regarding GNSS data and metadata collection, processing, and integration
  3. Draft GNSS Policy Specifications – development of draft GNSS policy document outlining required specifications for internal and 3rd party spatial data capture, processing, and integration

AGIG owns and operates gas delivery infrastructure for more than two million Australian homes and businesses, supporting power generators, mines and manufacturers, as well as residential customers across five states. AGIG’s combined distribution, transmission and storage assets make AGIG one of the largest gas infrastructure businesses in Australia. Their networks deliver services to customers across the gas supply chain – with over 34,000km of distribution networks, more than 5,500km of transmission pipelines and 57 petajoules of storage capacity. The establishment of strong policies for spatial data capture will help improve the availability, accessibility, and value of spatial data captured for a range of applications in the utilities sector.  This work provided end-to-end GNSS and GIS workflow recommendations tailored to AGIGs needs and incorporating industry best practices, to ensure AGIG can continue to deliver efficiently to their customers into the future.


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