PODS Vision

  • Deliver a comprehensive and robust pipeline data architecture which meets the information and technological requirements of today’s pipeline companies.
  • Leverage a broad knowledge-base across multiple pipeline operating companies and service providers who have worked collaboratively since 1998 to develop and improve the PODS Pipeline Data Model, deemed the best-practice pipeline data architecture in the industry.
  • Lower risk, cost, and time required to implement a pipeline GIS.
  • Maintain a single pipeline data repository to improve the quality, quantity and timeliness of information.
  • Free from proprietary vendor data models.  This freedom allows you to choose software based on features, cost, and usability, rather than being tied to a single vendor’s data model.
  • Support the growing needs of the pipeline industry through effective and collaborative efforts.
  • Reduce risks through improved reliability with clear, concise definitions.
  • Minimize data transfer between software applications or multiple databases.
  • Eliminate the need to develop and maintain internal data models for custom software.
  • Promote effective business processes through clarification of data ownership.
  • Free you to employ multiple vendors’ software applications simultaneously, to pick-and-choose from the best applications available, and to switch software applications without migrating your pipeline database to another vendor’s proprietary data model.
  • Open the door to utilizing commercially-available applications, including ERP platforms, which interface with PODS.  Applications are available to deliver solutions for integrity management, regulatory reporting, alignment sheet generation, mapping and visualization, hydraulic modeling, risk analysis, spill response planning, inspection and work order tracking, records management, and construction data collection and others.
  • Immediately network into a global PODS community.  Access to a wealth of technical knowledge and experience from other PODS members is made available to you.